Solrice support for the kids

Dear Editor – Attached is a picture of the beautiful children from the recent tragedy involving the death of their mother at the hands of their father and are now under the care of Aunty Lydia. The picture shows the children at the East Medical Centre in Honiara awaiting Dr Nathan Kere to examine and…

NSJC warns NFs

The NOCSI National Selection and Justification Committee (NSJC) has warned national sports federations they can be left out of participating in the upcoming Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu if they do not meet the requirements and expectation of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI). In a statement from the NSJC yesterday, NOCSI Vice-President…

Tongan sport federation still wants to host Pacific Games

NUKU____ALOFA,  (RNZI) — National sporting federations in Tonga still want the country to host the 2019 Pacific Games. More than 40 delegates, representing 17 sports, attended a Special General Meeting of the Tonga Sports Associations and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) Monday night in Haveluloto, to discuss the Government____s decision to withdraw its support from hosting…

Kapuls name squad

PORT MORESBY,  (THE NATIONAL) — The PNG Kapuls have named a 24-man squad for the first of their home and away fixtures against the Solomon Islands. The first match will be played at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands on June 9. The Melanesian countries will test their credibility as genuine contenders in…

Fiji has strong credentials to host Games

SUVA, (FIJI VILLAGE) — The Pacific Games Council says Fiji has strong credentials to host the Pacific Games following the Tongan government’s withdrawal from hosting it in 2019. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Minogue says there has been a lot of reports about some governments showing interest in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games but everything will…

China boosts Samoa’s Pacific Games bid

APIA,  (SAMOA OBSERVER) — China has signed over $1.8 billion Chinese Yuan (US$261.8 million) to the Samoan government for the maintenance of the Aquatic Centre and the Sports Complex. The deal was signed between China’s visiting Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zheng Zeguang and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. Held at the Prime Minister’s conference…

West to ban plastic bag

THE WESTERN provincial government has put a ban on plastic bag to be used in the province. This was endorsed during an urgent meeting early this week. “I hate plastic bag!, a bolt and provoking statement, that Hon. Wayne Maepioh Premier of Western Province made at a local ministerial and stakeholder holder officials meeting held…

Prime Minister signs second firearms amnesty

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands has signed the second and final firearms amnesty for the country on Monday. The three weeks grace period kicked off yesterday and will end June 9th. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, the amnesty program is implemented by the Royal Solomon Police Force and other stake holders. “The…