PNG extends ban bech-de-mer

THE NATIONAL – Papua New Guinea’s beche-de-mer stock is improving but not at the stage of harvesting, a senior National Fisheries Authority (NFA) official says. Sedentary fishery manager Luanah Yaman said the impact of the beche-de-mer ban in the past three years did not see a significant difference in the stock. She said the size…

PNGDF secures loan for facilites upgrade

POST COURIER – The Papua New Guinea Defence Force has secured a K1.9 billion (US$772 million) loan from overseas to improve its facilities. Defence Minister and North Wahgi MP Fabian Pok announced the National Executive Council (NEC) had approved the loan and once the loan agreement was signed the department would secure the loan from…

Public engagement in police rearmament process praised

THE active engagement by the communities and organisations consulted so far in the decision of the national government for the limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has been applauded by the government, police and the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, (RAMSI). Since the beginning of August, the community consultation working…

RAMSI reports on progress of drawdown strategy

THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Participating Police Force (PPF) has reported on the progress of the implementation of its Drawdown Strategy 2013 – 2017 which was agreed on by RAMSI and the Solomon Islands Government last year. A briefing on the progress of the implementation was provided at the first Board of Management…

United founders explain take over

‘New management of Western United has authority’ The founders of the Western United FC club finally speak out after war of words by critics and the current Western United FC management and franchise owner over the past weeks. The founders made clarifications following criticisms over the inclusion of players from other provinces into the Western…

Women’s soccer team kicks off training for Pacific Games

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NOCSI issues second call for nominations

NOCSI is calling for nomination for tops posts available. Acting president Joe Au Ramosaea said nominations are still open. “This is my second call that Nomination forms still open for the President’s post. “Election is scheduled for August 31 during NOCSI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). He said nominations will close on August 25 after which…

Three United wins Fataleka Mala Day competition

Three United football club in Fataleka, Malaita has won the Fataleka Malaita Day soccer tournament after edging their way past a determined Sulufoloa side 1-0 in the grand finals last week. Equipped with some experienced players who plied their trade with some of the country’s renowned clubs, Three United seemed confident all throughout the match…