SINFED sets target on 2023

THE Solomon Islands Netball Federation (SINFED) is setting its focus beyond 2019, eyeing the 2023 Pacific Games. SINFED president, Noelyn Luahiti stated that SINFED continues with its Plan to get to the final play off at the Pacific Games 2023 in Honiara.  Last December, SINFED facilitated its Corporate Plan 2019 – 2023.  A few veteran…

Training for election officers underway

A THREE days training for the Election Managers (EM) and Returning Officers (RO) is currently underway in Honiara, leading up to the 2019 National General Elections. The workshop started on Monday.  A total of 10 EM and 50 ROs representing each constituency have participated in the training with other 10 accountant officers for each province. In…

Father Tiqe laid to rest

THOUSANDS of Catholics believer have convened at the Visale Parish, North-West Guadalcanal to farewell Late Father (Fr.) Herman Tiqe, last Wednesday. Late Tiqe from Tambea Community was the first priest to be posted at the Visale Catholic Parish. Families, close relatives, and friends have come from Malaita province, Central Province, Russell Islands, Avu’avu, around Guadalcanal…

Dala North Youth convention ends

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) Diocese of Malaita, Central Region have ended a three days youth convention at Dala North, near Auki on Sunday. Youths from within the Central Region took part in the convention, with the theme “Empowering youths for a better future”. The program commenced last Thursday until Sunday. According to the…

Malaita records more Tilapia farmers 

MALAITA Province has recorded the highest number of active Tilapia farmers in the country. This is according to the Malaita Provincial Fisheries officer, Mathew Isihanua. Mr Isihanua told Solomon Star Auki in an interview yesterday that currently, the number of active local farmers is over 80.   He said this is a significant increase from the…

Election officers urged to uphold integrity

SOLOMON Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Returning Officers and Election Managers must uphold to the high standard of their duties when carrying their roles and responsibilities in the upcoming elections. Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala highlighted this yesterday when he officially opened the three days training for the Returning Officers, Election Managers and Accountant officers for…

RSIPF ends Codan radio training

FIFTEEN officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) including an officer from the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) will now be able to operate Codan radios. This was made possible after the completion of a one-week training course on 25 January 2019.   The training which started on 21 January 2019 ended successfully with…

CANDIDATES WARNED

‘Intending candidates must return to constituency to file nomination’ THE Electoral Act 2018 has made changes to nomination procedures for candidates contesting election.  It requires an intending candidate to return to the constituency where she/he will be contesting in order to personally file his/her nomination. Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEC) Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala…