Call for volley registration

Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) says there are still seeking spaces for teams wishing to take part in the upcoming Annual National Volleyball Championship set for next month in the capital, Honiara. SIVF president Morris Maitaki echoed this sentiment to Star Sports in a statement yesterday. “A further reminder of the upcoming 11th Annual National…

School league delayed

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) School league has been postponed for Thursday April 6. The HFA school league was scheduled to kick off tomorrow Saturday April 1. The HFA Secretary General, Leonard Paia said the reason for the postponement is due to the delay in receiving required documents from schools regarding students’ birth certificate and…

We need robust budgeting processes

I RISE to contribute briefly to the debate on the 2016 Appropriation Bill 2017 on behalf of the Parliamentary Opposition Group and my Constituency of Hograno/Kia/Havulei. Mr Speaker, in so doing let me first of all thank my good friend the Minister of Finance and Treasury for tabling the 2016 Appropriation Bill 2017. I also…

Blue boats

Dear Editor – News of the capture of those boats bring joy to me. It shows that in cooperation with our law enforcement agencies we can achieve great results despite our lack of resources. This is an evidence of what has happened in the South China Seas today. China is pushing its neighbors out from…

West Kwaraáe MP

Dear Editor – Now and then some of the MPs are treading in the right direction. You’ll see in the papers MPs would outline their constituency Annual Reports on how they expended ALL funds under their disposal either directly or indirectly via line ministries, and Annual Work Plans for the new year. This ultimately manifests…

PT&I’s Pacific Path to Market programme a success

AUCKLAND, (PT &I) – Pacific Islands Trade & Invest’s delegation of 25 small Pacific Island businesses has given the four-day Pacific Path to Market programme the thumbs up. The representatives from eight Pacific Islands countries, arrived for Auckland’s Pasifika Festival 26-27 March. They are returning to their home islands after a successful and busy two-day…

Survivors tell of ordeal

SOME of the survivors of the fire incident at the fish & chip area, Central market which caught fire on Thursday said the fire had caught them by surprise because it happened so fast. As result there was shock and panic as the fire burst into huge balls of fire from one of the fish…

MARKET CHAOS

Fire razes food bars, no fatalities TWO fast-food bar cubicles at the Central Market were left in tatters after a fire razed through them yesterday afternoon, throwing the busy market area into chaos. But fire fighters quickly put the blaze down from spreading to the nearby cubicles, and that no one was injured or killed.…

Gov____t pilots public service leave management system

GCU: The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) is piloting its first-ever computerized Leave Management and Passage Arrangement process this week. A selected group from a number of Government Ministries began the training programme at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Honiara, Thursday. The programme was initiated following…