NOCSI PROBE

Games delegation queried, Rara defends claims By RONALD TOITO’ONA THE Solomon Islands delegation for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia is being probed by certain National Federation members, it was revealed. This came after a leaked list of the confirmed athletes and officials has in it, names of close family members of the National…

Zion FC gets help

COUNCILLOR for Vura Ward in East Honiara Alfrence Fatai has stepped in to assist Zion Futsal Club. Following a request from the club management for assistance, a cash donation was handed over to them. Councillor Fatai said it was for a good course to help the club in the upcoming Easter Knock out. “I’m pleased…

Stone field soccer league into round two

GILBERT Camp Water Pump Stone field seven a side soccer league kicked off its round two matches this week. The teams have completed their round one matches last week. On Monday history has twisted which saw a lot of improvements and the competition between teams will be getting tougher. The first match on Monday saw…

National 7s settle down in Suva

SOLOMON Islands national rugby sevens team are settling down in Suva ahead of the Soltuna 7s tournament this weekend. The team arrived in Fiji’s capital on Tuesday as they hit the ground running with some light training sessions. They will be participating in the inaugural Soltuna 7s a historic tournament to be held outside the…

Divit RTC welcomes Rotary members

Divit Rural Training Center (RTC) in West Guadalcanal welcomes the arrival of 11 Rotary members from Australia who will spend two weeks at the center. They will spend two weeks to conduct renovation work on food preparation hall at the center. Speaking during the welcome ceremony a local Rotary member said, the team will spend…

Koete RTC launches wind mill project

BISHOP Koete Rural Training Centre (RTC) at Taroniara in Ngella, Central Province over the weekend took ownership of a newly installed wind mill project funded by New Zealand. High Commissioner of New Zealand in the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Don Higgins was the guest of honour at the official launching program. “New Zealand is not…

Guadalcanal women want recognition in decision making

WOMEN from Northwest Guadalcanal have lashed out about how men from Guadalcanal province left them out in participating in important decision making. This was relayed to the paper by our Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki. “Women from Northwest Guadalcanal have expressed their disagreement over the way our men handled important matters such as signing agreements…

PAC to start hearing

THE Public Accounts Committee will commence hearings on the 2018 Appropriation Bill 2018 with line Ministries as of tomorrow. The much awaited Bill, has been tabled in Parliament on Monday 12th March 2018. The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Douglas Ete commended the government for fulfilling its responsibility. However, he also cautioned the government…

Cardinal Francisco visits new Nusabaruku school

His Eminence Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio visited the new established school at Nusabaruku yesterday in Gizo, Western province. He was accompanied by two priests from Rome and Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb of the Diocese of Gizo. They visited the kindergarten and the primary school where the teachers, students and parents warmly welcomed them. There the headmistress…