Chief lauds Akan games

A WEEK-LONG Akan Christmas games at Kilu’ufi sports ground ended last week on a high note. The 7th Akan Christmas game was organised mainly to engage sports men and women from Ato, Kilu’ufi, Aligegeo and Niuniu villages to celebrate Christmas. Speaking at Aligegeo village a day after the official closing, Chief David Iro said the…

Another testimony of the goodness of sports

SPORTS continued to play a positive role in communities during the Christmas season. Another community that attracted youths from surrounding communities with a seven-aside-knock-out competition was Aufasu cillage, East Malaita. The village club hosted the competition starting on December 28. It attracted 14 teams from surrounding communities. Village elder Enoch Idui the village’s soccer club…

Fiu Christmas games engages villagers

VILLAGERS from Fiu, Central Kwara’ae shared the joy of sports during Christmas. Their games ended successfully last Sunday with presentation of prizes to winning teams. Chairman of the organising committee John Mark Male said sport is proving to be a very successful contribution to reducing anti-social behaviours in the communities. “We started our sporting activities…

MPA to elect speaker tomorrow

NOMINATION for Malaita Provincial Assembly (MPA) speaker’s post will close at 4pm today. Clark Matthew Maefai said election of a speaker is scheduled for tomorrow. He said after the election, nominations will open for the election of a new premier. Meanwhile lobbying to form a new government continues with three camps in place. An insider…

MMF welcomes DCC policy statement

Outspoken pressure group, Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) said it supports the Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s (DCC) policy statement. President Charles Dausabea said although DCC is yet to settle in properly, their policy statement was encouraging. “There was high expectation of a change, and now it has become a reality,” Mr Dausabea said. He said…

Guadalcanal premier confirms executive line-up

THE NEW Premier of Guadalcanal Province Batholomew Vavanga has confirmed his new executive line up. Mr Vavanga in compliance with section 22 (4) of the Provincial Government Act 1997 sent his advice yesterday afternoon to the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening to appoint his Deputy Premier and 10 Provincial Ministers. Acting Provincial Secretary…

MMF challenges Sore, Tagini on royalty scandal

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) is urging DCC’s newly appointed Rence Sore and Dr Philip Tagini to reveal beneficiaries of the Gold Ridge $18 million royalty fraud of. MMF’s general secretary Charles Ashley said both men served under the previous government and were at the centre of the issue. “Mr Sore served at the Ministry of…

ICAC is a waste of money and time: MMF

Establishing an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is a waste of time and resources, says Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) President. Charles Dausabea said forming ICAC would be an overlap to existing organizations and institutions responsible for dealing with corruption issues. “Why establish a new body that will use up more money and resources which should…

TSI applauds plans to establish ICAC

Transparency Solomon Islands welcomes the Democratic Coalition for Change’s (DCC) plan to establish the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in Solomon Islands. “Corruption is widespread in this country. It eats deep within but is prevented from reaching the surface by evil networks within the public sector,” TSI executive office Daniel Fenua said. He described the…