Pacific Triathlon champ deferred

The Pacific Triathlon Championships have been pushed back to 3-4 September to make sure the PNG team can make it after recent political events in PNG triggered flight disruptions. A strong squad of triathletes from across PNG have been planning to come to battle it out with Fiji’s top athletes and our spirited Solomon Islands…

Ryan Pini ready for Olympic swansong

PORT MORESBY, ] (THE NATIONAL) – Veteran Papua New Guinea swimmer Ryan Pini says he is feeling fresh and is excited to compete in his fourth and final Olympic Games next month. Pini, easily the country’s greatest swimmer and perhaps sportsman, has been given the honour of being Team PNG’s flag bearer at the Rio…

Call to improve performance

A Malaita Eagles soccer fan Peter Wale says the coach should be blamed for the poor performance by the Malaita Eagles during the recent soccer competition at the Solomon Games.. “This is because coach was the one who looked after the team and whatever tactics they use comes from the coach.” He said the team…

Honiara public transport dilemma

I WONDER if the Honiara City Council still exists and functioning! The Honiara public transport issue had been shelved in deep waters under deep rock. This long outstanding and unresolved matter now casts doubtful confidence in the minds of simple commuters and the general traveling public against the city [local] government. The question that now…

Archbishop clarifies news item

THIS press release commentary is made to clarify to the readers of this paper and especially the clergies and people in the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Temotu on the matter queried by Elliot Dawea as “Archbishop Takeli’s unfulfilled promises” presented in the  Island Sun paper no.2346 on Wednesday 21st July 2016. Archbishop Takeli…

SIG imprest and abuse

Dear Editor – Your reporting on the above is interesting and I believe it sheds light on a wider problem – the systematic abuse of public office travel entitlements. If one does a simple calculation for the $459,000 per diem for 15 people for 14 days, even if spread over all of them they would…