Aligegeo School wants electricity connection

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita Province wants electricity connected to its two new dormitories urgently. A statement from the school said since the two dormitories were officially handed over to the school in June no electricity has been connected to the buildings to this day. “Since the official handing over of the buildings to…

Constituent concern on cross-boundary voters

A SAVO Russell Islands constituent wants the Electoral Commission to implement measures that will stop people from registering to vote in constituencies which they don’t reside in. The concerned constituent Tim Ngelea raised this concern after witnessing the lack of development in the Savo Russell Islands Constituency. He said people are finding difficulty accessing funds…

New approach to tuna management

THE Pacific Ocean and those who depend on its fish face a growing crisis, according to Greenpeace. So the environmental organisation has decided to take a new approach in its efforts to persuade the body tasked with setting fishing rules – the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) – to live up to its…

PNA bid to control longline fishing

THE eight Pacific nations and Tokelau that make up the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) are seeking more control over the little-scrutinised longline fishing industry in the Pacific. While purse seine fishing boats are required to carry an independent observer to report on catches, the PNA is imposing its own measures on longline vessels…

Tourism operators welcome increase arrival

TOURISM operators throughout the country are anticipating a better year next year in terms of visitor arrivals. Speaking after reports that the industry is picking up and is expecting over 12 cruise visits next year, a local tourism operator Gregory Para said it is a testimony that Solomon Islands is slowly picking up in terms…

Lasi highlights nation’s agenda in WCPFC13

UNDER Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has highlighted the country’s key issues of interest in this year’s Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Nadi, Monday. Ferral Lasi, in his country statement at the official opening of the thirteenth WCPFC meeting, said some of the critical issues on the…

Taekwondo family snatch medals

A mother and her two young sons who represented Solomon Islands at the 7th Oceania Taekwondo Championship in Fiji from November 25- 27 returned home yesterday with three medals – a gold and two silver. A USP Fiji based Lecturer Katy Soapi and her two young sons Leo Soapi (seven years old) and Finn Soapi…

Laucala thrashes ANZ

LOCAL students studying in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) was narrowly beaten 4 -3 by USP Laucala 1 side in an impressive showdown at the SIFF academy field, Tuesday. It was an electrifying match as both teams battled it out to grab themselves a point in their first match. However, it was USP Laucala 1…

U17 team moves into camp

The Solomon Islands national U17 men’s football team is in camp ahead of their participation for the Oceania U17 Championship. A total of 27 players have moved into camp as of Monday at the SIFF Academy. These players were part of the 30 men training squad recently announced by SIFF. Initially there were 100 players…