Thousands remain affected after floods

AN estimated 52,000 people remain affected in the worst-hit areas of Honiara and greater Guadalcanal following last week’s devastating floods which killed at least 23 people. The floods had caused severe damage to infrastructure and properties including 41 schools in flood stricken areas. The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with support from humanitarian organisations, donors…

Panga: We are not dissolved

GUADALCANAL premier Stephen Panga says his executive has not been dissolved as the Solomon Star reported on Friday. “I want to inform my people of Guadalcanal and the public that my executive and provincial assembly has not been dissolved,” he said. “The order that came from the minister of provincial government follows a request for…

Guale executive stripped of powers, not dissolved

GUADALCANAL Provincial Secretary James Taeburi has been given powers to run the province. This was after the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Silas Tausinga ordered the transfer of functions and powers from the Guadalcanal Provincial Executive to the Provincial Secretary. Permanent Secretary of Provincial Governments Stanley Dick Pirione said the Government has…

Kola in hot water again

DEPUTY Police Commissioner Walter Kola has found himself in hot water again after damaging an official vehicle her was driving in an early morning accident on Friday. An eye-witness told the Solomon Star, Mr Kola slammed the government vehicle he was using into a post in front of the central police station. “I can say…

FIFA President shares in Samoa’s sadness

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written a letter to the Samoa Football Federation (SFF) upon learning that their President and OFC Executive Committee member, Toetu Petana, passed away at the age of 51 following a short illness. Petana was elected to the position of SFF President in 2011 following the organisations emergence from normalisation.…

Fiji rugby fires Operations Officer

Fiji Rugby Union has terminated the contract of Senior Operations Officer Aporosa Tuqovu. Tuqovu has joined the list of people being terminated from Rugby House so far making him the eighth man to be asked to leave FRU excluding his former Operations Manager Vilikesa Rinavuaka who handed in his resignation letter.   FijiLive understands Tuqovu…

Brazil airports a World Cup concern: Pele

Brazil’s World Cup ambassador Pele says he’s concerned about the country’s outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins. The country’s greatest football star says it’s worrisome how renovation and expansion is being handled for the airports that will receive World Cup visitors in June and July. Although the country had seven years…

OFC champ league match day 5 preview

The first match today sees Tahiti’s AS Dragon paired with defending champions Auckland City FC. Dragon lost 1-0 to Amicale on Tuesday while Auckland comfortably beat home team Nadi 3-0 to top Group B and solidify their status as favourites to advance to the semi-finals. Former K League player Daewook Kim made a strong contribution…

Totori extends goal tally

Solomon Islands star Benjamin Totori extended his Oceania Football Confederation Champions League all-time goals tally after guiding Waitakere United to a 2-0 win against Kiwi FC at Churchill Park in Lautoka Wednesday. The striker caused havoc for the Kiwi FC defence displaying his uncanny skills.   Despite being heavily marked Totori found the back of…

Solkick clinic every weekend

Solomon Islands AFL staff will be running junior Solkick clinics every Saturday at Woodford Oval from 8:30am. Everyone is welcome and there will be prizes and giveaways at the end of each session. Senior football will recommence this Saturday. Round 2 will see KG Sharks take on the Real Lions at 2:00pm and China Town…