Fiji, Tonga up in rugby world rankings

AUCKLAND, (RNZI) – Fiji and Tonga have leapfrogged Samoa in the international rugby rankings following the conclusion of the Pacific Nations Cup. The Flying Fijians have moved up one place to ninth after beating Manu Samoa in last week’s final. Tonga’s three-match winning streak to end the tournament has also seen them jump from 12th…

U19s to attend qualifer

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Reforms highlighted at forum

Reforms in the electoral system and our constitution was recently highlighted during the People’s Forum held last week in Honiara. Organised by the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) the forum provided opportunity for the wise and educated citizens of this country to point out problems that captivate their endless fight against corruption. Participants attending the…

Community offers land for growth centre

A dominant tribal group in North Star Harbour, Makira province, has welcomed with open arms the Democratic for Change Coalition (DCC) Government’s outlined policy to invigorate development in rural areas with the establishment of economic growth centres right down in the rural areas of each province. Recently during a Government Communications Unit officer’s tour of…

MPs urged to settle fees

MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) who have an agreement with the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been urged to pay up tuition for students funded by the constituency before the deal expires. SINU Finance Director Walter Maesugea highlighted this on Monday when the North Guadalcanal Constituency MP Samson Maneka paid outstanding tuition for students from…

Dynamics of human trafficking, CSEC launched

Save the Children Australia has yesterday launched its finding on their research based on the dynamics of child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, (CSEC). The research was carried out in three provinces namely, Malaita, Guadalcanal including Honiara; and Choiseul provinces. Identified hotspots on the research were carried out were mainly based in areas where there…

Investing in the power of young people

TODAY, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to improve their well-being and that of their communities. In 65 countries, more than half the population is younger than 24. Denying these young people the right to…