BEACH SQUAD

Honiara beach soccer players named By CARLOS ARUAFU THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has revealed the names of the Honiara based beach soccer players for the training squad. The training squad will be preparing for the OFC Championship in August, in Tahiti. Eleven names were announced on Tuesday. Most of the players are former…

GP welcomes SPREP initiative

GUADALCANAL Province Premier Anthony Veke says that the Nature Park initiative at Barana village in Northwest Guadalcanal with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP’s) support is welcoming. Mr Veke said that under his leadership, this kind of initiative is welcoming and he really supports this. Guadalcanal province is supporting such support and…

PIDF DEFERRED

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ summit and conference which was scheduled to be held in Honiara from the 4th-6th July, is being deferred, the Secretariat has confirmed. On Sunday the PIDF Secretariat stated that the postponement was made following a request from the host and Chair, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. A statement was…

DEATH PROBE

Police: death of man, 50, suspicious By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE are continuing their investigation into the ‘suspicious death’ of the 50-year-old man at Kaio Village in Tasimboko area, northeast Guadalcanal. Supervising Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi on Thursday said the Tetere Police and the Guadalcanal Provincial Police Commander (PPC) are working very hard on this investigation.…

City-based groups for MACFest

ONLY Honiara-based cultural groups will represent the country in next month’s Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST). This was due to drastic budget cuts faced by the MACFEST national organising committee. In a statement on Tuesday the committee said, Honiara-based Cultural groups from the country’s nine provinces will represent Solomon Islands at the upcoming Melanesian…