Workshops to strengthen MSG trade

PORT VILA, (MSG) – A series of workshops for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries are underway in Port Vila, Vanuatu on issues relating to the MSG Trade Agreement. Four events are scheduled with the workshop on Rules of Origin held this week on Tuesday 14th April, followed by the Technical Working Group meeting on Trade…

Pacific Games village get beds

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – The Bank South Pacific (BSP) Pacific Games Village is way ahead of time in its preparations for the Games. The Games Gold sponsor Brian Bell Home Centres Wednesday began installation of over 4000 bed frames into the accommodation blocks. All installation is expected to be completed over the next two…

Triathlon squad

The Solomon Islands triathlon federation yesterday announced its final squad for the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. A total of seven athletes have been selected to make up squad after a series of tests. A majority of them are new comers to represent the country at this top regional event. The successful…

Rugby yet to submit final list

The deadline for National Sports Federations (NFs) has passed and Solomon Islands Rugby League is the only sport that has yet to submit its final list after the deadline for submission on March 31. This was confirmed by the administration officer/chairperson, Solomon Islands Athlete Commission National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI), Francis Manioru. He…

Volleyball squad to be named soon

The announcement for the final volleyball squad for the Pacific Games will be announced this weekend. Walter Tesuatai, the vice president of Solomon Islands volleyball federation told Star Sports yesterday the announcement will be made during the presentation of prizes for the Easter national volleyball championship. The presentation of awards will be held at the…

A vulnerable Pacific region

THE recent devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu was another reminder of the vulnerability of the Pacific region to natural disasters. The road to recovery following a disaster is so often a long one requiring a huge commitment of time, energy and resources. Of course, Solomon Islands has not been immune from the impact…

New Awards to MPs

ALL Members of Parliament are now entitled to life pensions under latest awards approved by the Parliament Entitlements Commission. Previously, those who served for only a term in parliament are not entitled to pension. But under a new award the commission approved recently, a MP who served a term is entitled to a life pension…

Son cleared of father’s death

A MAN accused of the murder of his father at Gilbert Camp, Honiara last month, has been freed yesterday. This was after Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo acquitted James Hou, following insufficient evidence to link him with his father’s death. He said according to the evidence, witnesses confirmed the deceased has a history of having fits.…

Accused discharged of murder

A MAN has been discharged of a murder case on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. This is to allow police carry out further investigation into the case. Isaac Para was discharged of the murder charge which means he may be charged once further investigation is complete. He is co-accused with Stanley Gitoa and Alphy…