SIRUF ELECTION A SHAME

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) secretary general, Don Angikimua has described the recent election for new office bearers as a shame and unconstitutional. It was reported that there has been some disagreement amongst sides who took part in the election. As a result some participants walked out of the meeting and were unable…

Warriors back in form

The Telekom S-league defending champions, Solomon Warriors FC yesterday proved they are back in form following a draw with KOSSA by thrashing Real Kakamora FC 5-0 to maintain their top position of the competition with 27 points. Gagame Feni scored a double while team mates, Micah Lea’alafa, Dennis Ifunaoa and Jerry Donga shared a goal…

Equality is the key

PEOPLE, with the inclusion of women and girls, must be central to any development frameworks if humanity is to end the persistent presence of inequality which sustains the enabling environment that allows societal scourges like extreme poverty and violence. This inclusion will demand of us a fundamental shift in the way the participation and input…

PAU to establish campus here

THE Seventh-day Adventist church in Solomon Islands has developed its education and health sectors during the last 100 years. And this year marks another milestone when the government recognised the Church’s endeavour in the field of education. The Pacific Adventist University (PAU) located near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea will have its campus here…

Small Malaita mini-games meeting

The Small Malaita Mini Games Council is organising a meeting for all sport clubs in small Malaita who participated in the recent 2013 Small Malaita Mini Games.   A statement from the president of the Small Malaita Mini Games council yesterday said all team managers or officials are invited to attend a meeting this meeting…

Chung Wah boost with chess equipment

Chung Wah primary school this week received new chess equipment. A total of five chess sets, five chess clocks and one demo board were donated to the School chess club to assist in its development plans and programs for 2014 chess in schools. The equipment was donated by the visiting federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE)…

PITIA members face reality: No fish, no jobs

THE ability of the domestic industry to compete in the southern long-line albacore fishery has hit the point of no return. Tying-up vessels and sending employees home is now the reality that is faced by the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) members that have an interest in this fishery.   Scientists have warned for…

Why healing and forgiveness are vital

THE country needs healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation in order to move forward, a peace builder says. Pastor Ishmael Idu is founder and president of the Solomon Islands Peace and Traumatic Counselling Centre (SIPTCC). He has been spearheading training programmes in trauma counselling over the years in communities on Malaita and Guadalcanal who were affected by…

Women prepare for big day

WOMEN in the country will join people around the world to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day and the rights of women. International Women Day falls on March 8 which is on Saturday and is celebrated each year globally. The ministry of women and Honiara City Council women’s front desk are organising a day of…