Ending violence against women here

REPRESENTATIVES from the national government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara yesterday to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme). The programme looks to leverage the combined strengths of United Nations agencies and the Government…

Hekari, Solympic friendly ends in draw

THE friendly match between Hekari FC of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands U23 training squad has ended in a two-all draw, Tuesday at the Lawson Tama stadium. It was a friendly, but both teams clearly came to play. Solympics were on the front foot early breaking the deadlock half way through the…

Volley technical course set

THE Olympic Solidarity FIVB Young Players Course for our national volleyball teams and upcoming players has now confirmed to kick-off today ( Wednesday) 11th March 2015 at the NOCSI conference room at 8.30am. Forty participants have been selected. The training will start  with an opening ceremony to be attended by Ministry of home affairs (…

O’Neill to open Games

The National –  PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill will officially open the 2015 Pacific Games on July 4 at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. The Sports Minister’s office confirmed Monday night that O’Neill would take over the proceedings after the response to Papua New Guinea’s request for a member of the British Royal…

Games council boss happy

The National – PACIFIC Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan, who was in Port Moresby for a week, left on a happy note, confident that everything will fall in place come the Games on July 4.
 His mood was not the same less than a month ago when he left after checking out venues.
He described the…

PNG debut outside Oceania

OFC: The Papua New Guinea women’s national team have made great ground since returning to action following last year’s OFC Women’s Nations Cup, making their international debut outside of Oceania as they build for the Pacific Games and Olympic qualifiers. The side kicked off their return to the international stage with a two match series…

Rano charged with forgery, fabrication

Lawyer faces court A LOCAL lawyer has been charged for allegedly fabricating a local court decision in 2012. Wilson Rano, of Rano & Company legal firm, is facing charges of forgery and fabrication. His matter was mentioned in court on Monday but because police prosecutions were locked out of their office and could not get…

YWCA to hold AGM

THE YWCA of Solomon Islands’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 26th of March . This will take place  at its conference room at Town Ground, Honiara, starting at 1.00pm YWCASI General Secretary Jenta Manu said: “This year’s AGM is a special occasion for the organization because we will be launching our…

Upgraded roads won’t be tarsealed

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) says all the roads that will be upgraded in Honiara won’t be tarsealed. MID Director Harry Rini clarified this following speculation that all upgraded roads in Honiara will be tarsealed. However Mr Rini that all upgraded roads in Honiara will not be tar-sealed.  “A good numbers of communities in…