Auki set to host pre-Christmas 7s tournament

The Malaita Rugby Union Association (MRUA) together with Honiara-based Malaita Crusaders Rugby Club have confirmed that they are hosting a year ending rugby union 7s competition in the Provincial Headquarter, Auki. Games manager, Walter Baekalia explained that the much anticipated tournament, the SPOL-Solomon Power Crusaders Auki 7s, will feature mostly teams from rugby clubs in…

SCOUT FOR TALENTS

SINIS partners with MEHRD for talent identification in sports SOLOMON Islands National Institute of Sports (SINIS) High – Performance program had established a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD). The partnership allows the ministry as one of its key stakeholders to assist with the identification of potential athletes from high…

ECONOMY TO HIT HARD

The Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry D. Kuma (MP) says the adverse impacts of the recent riot and looting of business and destruction of properties represent the largest man-made economic shock that Solomon Islands has experienced since 2006. The Minister revealed this on Tuesday when contributing to the Motion of Sine Die in Parliament,…

Calls to strengthen revenue base

PREMIER of Western Province Christian Mesepitu has called onto the private sector development and local entrepreneurship to widen its revenue base. Premier Christian Mesepitu highlighted this key point last Monday during Western Province Assembly passes the budget as he outlined his five key strategic areas for implementation in his administration. One of his key strategic…

Taiwan accused of using Malaita

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is accusing Taiwan in supporting Malaita which led to the looting last month. Speaking in response to the allegation laid against him during the motion of no confidence on Monday , he said the innocent people of Malaita were being lied to by those agents of Taiwan. “What these people…

Health clarifies medical drugs shortages

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has clarified the issue of medical drug shortages that was raised in the media in the past weeks. Ms. Pauline McNeil stated this during the Oversight Committee Covid-19 update talkback show, Sunday. “There is about 35 items of essential medicine that is out…

Sofu explains why he remains with DCGA

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio says he decided not to resign from the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DGGA) because he was democratically elected. He issued the explanation to clarify to the public why he decided to remain with the government despite calls for him to resign last month following the unrest. “I…