DPM lauds Red Cross for climate change inclusion

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga has commended Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) for prioritizing climate change adaptation programs in its strategic plan for the next four years. “I welcome the aim in this strategic plan to mainstream climate change adaptation across all programming. “It is also vital that as an island nation we must…

PM hails updated media code of ethics

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed the newly updated Media Code of Ethics adopted by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has been welcomed by Prime Minister. A statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said Manasseh Sogavare has encouraged all media outlets in the country to strictly abide by the regulations in…

Family Violence – Problem blong iumi evriwan

NEXT week marks the one-year anniversary of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The government and the people of Solomon Islands should be congratulated on this landmark legislation. The Act is important because it sends a clear signal that family violence is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. It also establishes important new rights to protect people from family…

Delegations arriving for Pasifika in NZ

Auckland based Pacific Islands Trade & Invest has welcomed 25 small businesses arriving for Auckland’s Pasifika Festival on 25-26 March 2017. The full delegation of 25 companies from eight Pacific Islands countries is PT&I’s biggest delegation to attend and showcase their products at the Pasifika Festival under the PT&I Pacific Path to Market programme. The…

SPORTS EQUALITY

Malaita province sports coordinator Eddie Omokirio has promoted gender equality in sports by engaging young girls in football coach trainings. The latest was at Garata school in Baegu, North Malaita which was attended by 30 female students from the school. It was the first for these young girls in the area to participate in such…

Poor response to league call

Only two football clubs have registered for the Honiara Football Association (HFA) Pre-season competition so far. This was confirmed by Marlon Houkarawa of the HFA Administration. The two teams are Juniper FC and Solomon Sheet Steel FC. Houkarawa said if there are no more teams to register, these two teams will go straight to the…

Smeltz wary of Krishna effect for Fiji

WELLINGTON, (NZN) – Fijian flyer Roy Krishna is a familiar but real danger, warns All Whites striker Shane Smeltz. Prolific Wellington Phoenix goalscorer Krishna will be firmly on New Zealand____s radar when the nations meet in twin World Cup qualifying games over the next week. Clubmate Smeltz knows better than anyone how Krishna____s pace and…

Futsal semis tomorrow

The Honiara Thunder Futsal Championship will host its semi finals tomorrow, Saturday April 25. Matches will be held at the Multipurpose Hall Court. The first semi final will see Paramatyr Kingz taking on SALT followed by the second semi featuring Breezeland and F.Heights. Matches will kick off at 9am and teams are strongly urged to…