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…

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…

Rate of ocean warming quadrupled

THE buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new research. The paper, published 10 March in the journal Science Advances, is the latest effort to piece together current and historical measurements from ships, self-propelled floats, satellites and even seals to get a…

Red Cross Strategic Plan

Dear Editor – The Secretary General of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, Thomas Bebeu, released the Red Cross Society’s strategic plan 2017-2020 in Honiara on Wednesday morning. Mr Bebeu said the strategic plan will give “clarity and sense of direction” to the organisation while it aims to reach about 200,000 Solomon Islanders with its…