Central’s new executive next week

THE newly elected Central provincial premier Patrick Vasuni will announce his executive line-up next week. Speaking to the paper MrVasuni said, at the moment he is still doing consultation amongst his members. “It is quite challenging for me to select who to take the portfolios seeing that nine members are supporting the motion,” Mr Vasuni…

Chiefs want recognition

CHIEFS across the country have expressed their desire to be part of the modern governance system. Up to 10 chiefs representing the nine provinces expressed this when they met the Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Samson Maneka, in Honiara on Wednesday. “We wanted chiefs as traditional leaders to be recognized in our modern…

Political parties gather to discuss election systems

REPRESENTATIVES of political parties have gathered to discuss electoral systems which could be adopted in the Solomon Islands. Leadership of all registered political parties meet at the Heritage Park Hotel yesterday to discuss how different electoral systems could work in the Solomon Islands context. Chairman of the Political Parties Commission Sir Paul Tovua opened the…

MPs discuss next steps in electoral reform

MEMBERS of Parliament have completed a two-day dialogue on electoral systems that could be adopted in Solomon Islands. Closing the dialogue, Prime Minster Manasseh Sogavare said that the meeting gave MPs an opportunity to discuss the complex issue of the voting system in detail. “Parliament is a very formal setting, so we decided to have…

Landowners sell machines away

LANDOWNERS of east Fataleka, Malaita, reportedly sold the majority of machinery left in their care by Hoylake Nominees Pty Ltd from Australia without the company’s permission. These landowners were part of the rural economic development project being conducted by Evita Solomon Ltd from August2013 to August 2015. The machines first landed in Ro’ole lands during…

Police pleased with public behaviour

DEPUTY Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga says police are impressed with the behaviour of the public during the soccer match between Australia and our under 20 boys on Wednesday. Speaking at the weekly police conference, Ms Matanga said this is something we must continue to support as we strive towards improving soccer in our region and…

Kurukuru eyes tough friendly

Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru is eyeing for test against the World’s current number one team, Brazil next week. This friendly match is scheduled for September 5. It has been eight years since Kurukuru first tasted the might of the Brazilian national futsal team whom currently is the number one team in the world…

Senior squad named for friendly

The Solomon Islands Football Federation has released the names of players who will represent the country’s national team to play the visiting Australian football club, the Brisbane Wolves FC tomorrow. A total of eighteen players have been called upon for the friendly match. The team comprises of two goal keepers, seven defenders, four midfielders and…

Plea for training commitment

The captain of the Solomon Islands national men’s senior football squad, Junior Henry Fa’arodo has called on all players to be committed to training. In a statement on social media Facebook yesterday Fa’arodo said after the friendly match this weekend all players concerned must be committed to sessions planned by the interim coach. Eighteen players…

U14 netball finals showdown

The Honiara Netball Association (HNA) school league will stage its finals of the U14 category, Friday at the Multipurpose Hall outdoor court. The matches will kick off starting at 3pm featuring St Nicholas and Chung Wah B followed by HIPS and Chung Wah A at 3:30pm and Bishop Epalle and Coronation at 4pm. This will…