Malaita provincial members urged to show commitment

FORMER Malaita premier Edwin Suibaea has urged the newly elected members of the Malaita provincial government to show commitment towards provincial businesses. Mr Suibaea made the appeal following a poor turn out on several meetings held in recent days. “New members must not possess the disease that affected old members. There were many absentees during…

Members sworn in

TWENTY-ONE members of Malaita’s new assembly on Tuesday took their oaths at the assembly’s green house. Clerk Matthew Maefai said of the total of 33 members, only 21 have attended the swearing in ceremony. Mr Maefai said it is important that all members take their oaths of allegiance to qualify them to partake in the…

Miss Samoa crowned Miss Pacific Islands

Miss Samoa, Latafale Auva’a, is the Miss Pacific Islands 2014 and 2015. The 21-year-old Ms. Auva’a was crowned by the outgoing Miss South Pacific, Teuira Napa, at Tuana’imato on December 20th last year where the pageant was held. The Otago University student overcame competition from seven other contestants to secure the title. And in doing…

PNG women flee witchcraft accusations

So many women in Papua New Guinea have fled their villages because of allegations of witchcraft that it’s creating a refugee problem. That’s according to Ruth Kissam, youth coordinator for the Western Highlands provincial government. The case of four women in the Hewa language area of Enga province hit the headlines last week, when it…

Preparation for QYL programs underway

THE Queen’s Young Leaders is a unique initiative which recognises that young people have the ability to make a huge impact in their communities. The programme was launched in Honiara last July and Solomon Islands was lucky to be selected among six Commonwealth countries for the award. According to QYL initiative, through its programme, they…

United hopeful

THEY are in command but have four more games to play which will determine their standing, but Western United trainer Fa’amoana Topue is hopeful they will nail it. United is being chased by former O’league representative Solomon Warriors. Before the league entered the festive break last year, United ensured they sit on top – a…

Basketball team gets down to business

BASKETBALL preparation for the Pacific Games is in progress. The men’s basketball train-on squad are wasting no time as they look to make a mark in the upcoming regional games. The Pacific Games will commence on July 4 in Papua New Guinea and 21 countries have already given green lights to participate. Men’s basketball coach…

Squad leaves for American Samoa

THE NATIONAL Under 16 squad is leaving the country, Tuesday to join the Oceania U-17 competition in American Samoa. Coach Jacob Moli said the young team had been undergoing tense preparation and are in good shape for the competition. Moli said he is hopeful the team will produce required results. “They have shown great spirit…

PNG steps up prep for Pacific Games

Fifty athletes are at camp at the National Sporting Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands in preparation for the Pacific Games. The camp is to get the athletes to know their coaches through training programs. It comes as Papua New Guinea prepares to meet stiff competition from other Pacific athletes in the Games. The athletes were…