Developments in Honiara

Dear Editor – Thank you for including the following article in your column. There must be a ‘silver lining’ in the ‘dark clouds’ which shrouded Honiara in the recent deadly flash floods and the heart breaks and misery they brought to Honiara and the nation. It is a golden opportunity for national and Honiara Town…

HFA pre-season starts

Honiara Football Association (HFA) has kicked off its pre-season tournament over the weekend which featured matches. The competition kicked off at King George Sixth School North Ground with four clubs who had paid in their registration fees before the due date last week. The four clubs include Ghaobata Gwale FC from Guadalcanal province, San Jorge…

‘We can be best’

International player Michael Fifi’i says Solomon Islands can produce best team in the O-league if club owners and players care about national interest than personal. Mr Fifi’i who is playing for Kiwi FC of Samoa in the current O-league learned that out of the eight clubs competing in the O-league five clubs are recruiting Solomon…

IMF holds high-level conference on Monetary Policy

On Sunday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held a High-Level Conference on “Monetary Policy in the New Normal” with senior central bankers, academics, and private sector representatives. The conference sought to make out the contours of monetary policy once the economy and the financial system have settled into their post-crisis normal. IMF Managing Director Christine…

Manetoali: No mining in Isabel

Member of Parliament (MP) for Gao/Bugotu constituency Samuel Manetoali says Isabel province would not allow mining operation on the island. He highlighted this during a visit by a delegation from the Solomon Islands visitors bureau (SIVB) to parts of the province last week. Mr Manetoali was part of the delegation which conducted their visit from…

Dedication prayer to flood victims

The Diocese of Auki Saint Augustine Cathedral celebrated the Palm Sunday with dedication prayer to the flood victims of Honiara and Guadalcanal. The Sunday service also saw Sunday school students of Rade and Oibla communities celebrating their first Holy Communion. In his pray of dedication, Bishop Chris Cardon asked diocesans to pray and remember the…