Murray: No plans to sack Yow

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is taking no efforts to sack the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Colin Yow. Permanent Secretary Henry Murray clarified this following claims his ministry will dismiss the Singaporean national for driving SIPA to engage in business activities outside its purview. He has also driven…

Our champs!

National u12 win Australia National Futsal championship title Solomon Islands National U12 Futsal team are the champions of the 2016 Australia National Futsal championships held in Australia. The young stars thumped New South Wales Thunders 3-1 in the grand final of the U12 category at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre yesterday. Reports reaching Star Sports…

Kurukuru named

A FINAL squad for the upcoming Oceania Futsal Challenge next month in Fiji has been named last Friday. Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) together with the Kurukuru assistant coach Jerry Sam announced the names. The tournament will be held from February 8 to 13. The selection panel has named a 18-man squad to represent the…

Rayboy games end successfully

A FESTIVE season games organized by Guadalcanal Provincial member for Paripao ward, Andrew Rayboy, ended successfully Wednesday this week. Dubbed the “Niutenabuti Christmas & New Year games”, hundreds of people ranging from kids through to the old age took part.  The two weeks of fun and games kicked off on Thursday 24th December 2015 and…

Six new anti-corruption bills in 2016

2016 is a Year that the Government has promise to introduce six new Anti-Corruption bills. This statement was made by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during the International Anti-Corruption Day, which was marked in Honiara on the 9th of December 2015. The six anti-corruption bills are: 1.      Anti-Corruption Bill The Democratic Coalition for Change Government…

Let’s spare a thought

IT’S a great year this year is – full of challenges and great opportunities for doing a lot of things, good things. For example, there are those in business who have already worked out what their profit margin would be this year. To achieve their set target, they will give every excuse in the world…

Japan releases $610,000 for Adakoa rural centre

ADAKOA Rural Training Centre in east Kwara’ae, Malaita, is on course to upgrading its facilities following a $610,000 funding assistance from the Japanese Government. Japan Embassy in Honiara released the funding to the centre’s principal David Leliana and vice president of Solomon Islands Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Gideon Row last Friday. The funds will…