800 athletes bound for Australia

OVER 800 athletes from Solomon Islands will be travelling to Australia to train in the lead up to the 2023 Pacific Games. A statement from the Australian High Commission in Honiara yesterday said second secretary Tilda Michalski was at the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS) to farewell the country’s hockey team as they…

ELECTION PETITION LOOMS

Newly elected West Kwara’ae Constituency MP faces five counts of bribery allegations in an election petition filed by three persons, including two unsuccessful candidates THE newly elected Member of Parliament for Malaita Province’s West Kwara’ae Constituency, Alfred JM Tuasulia, is facing an election petition with five counts of bribery allegations levelled against him. According to…

PM farewells 80 China bound Athletes

Eighty athletes selected to undertake intensive training in China have been formally farewelled by Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare.  The athletes will spend 90 days intensive training in China to prepare them physically and mentally to compete in the 2023 Pacific Games on their return. The 80 athletes are our representatives in Seven of the…

Indigenous Australian wheelchair basketballer visits Solomon Islands

THE Australian High Commission last week hosted Clarence ‘CJ’ McCarthy-Grogan, an Indigenous Australian wheelchair basketballer undertaking community outreach across Honiara. A statement from the Australian High Commission said CJ’s visit was part of Australia’s partnership with Solomon Islands ahead of the 2023 Pacific Games, where Australia is the numbawan training partner. CJ was in Honiara…

BSP discusses payment plans with SINPF

BANK South Pacific has discussed with Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) how it can support SINPF in providing choices for employers and members in various payment channels. This discussion was held during Bank South Pacific (BSP) Financial Group chief executive officer Mark Robinson’s courtesy call on Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) chief executive…

Thanksgiving to prelude anniversary celebrations

An Inter-denominational Thanksgiving Service to be conducted tomorrow at the Anglican Saint Barnabas Cathedral will commence activities to mark the country’s 45th Independence Anniversary this week. The ecclesiastical event will begin at 8:00am. Chair of the National Organising Committee and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Jeffery Sade Deve, announced the programme on…