Bmobile-Vodafone start their LTE upgrade project

The Bmobile-Vodafone technical team have started on their LTE upgrades for Honiara. The project started last week with teams coming in from PNG to support and help implement the project. This project is the companies most ambitious since launching in 2010. The company is working very hard to meet the global expectations of Vodafone. The…

RAMSI marks 13th anniversary at Yam festival

OVER one thousand people from the southern region of Malaita joined in the celebrations to mark the 13th anniversary of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) held on 24 July at the Yam Cultural Festival at Pululaha Village, on Small Malaita, Malaita Province. “We wanted to celebrate RAMSI’s ‘birthday’ with the people of…

SPONSOR WITHDRAWS

A.E Enterprises withdraws sponsorship deal with Koloale FC A renowned major sponsor for the former Telekom S-league champions, Koloale Football Club has announced that it has fully withdrawn its sponsorship. In a letter, from Koloale FC president, Timothy Aruafu to the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) president, the withdrawal of the sponsorship came into effect…

HNA league proper this weekend

The 2016 Honiara netball association (HNA) league proper will commence this Saturday July 30 starting at 9am at the Lawson Tama netball courts. This year, the HNA league has attracted 45 teams. These 45 teams will be competing in five divisions with the establishment of a new Division (C Division). The HNA executive is very…

HNA school netball resumes today

The HNA School League will resume today Tuesday July 26.  This was confirmed by the HNA executive. The resumption will be marked with four of the U14 category matches. First up today will be Chung Wah A taking on Tamlan at 2:30pm followed by Chung Wah B and Bishop Apalle at 3pm, HIPS and Coronation…

Credit Corp school rugby resumes, Selwyn leading

The Credit Corporation High Schools Rugby 15s competition that took a break back in mid-June this year when the schools went for holidays will resume this week with matches scheduled for today – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Thirty-two matches in both senior and junior divisions had already been played in the competition during the…

Call to activate sports in Ulawa

A call has been made to activate sports on the Island of Ulawa in the Makira Ulawa Province. Roxely Tara, a prominent member of the Makira Team in the recent Solomon Games made the call saying whilst there have been talks of the impressive sports performance in the recent Games there should be ongoing league…

Indonesia in West Papua

Dear Editor – I note that in the two opinion pieces in your paper by Indonesian diplomats at the Indonesian Embassies in Canberra and Brussel, they seem to try the blame the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) for all their problems on the issue of West Papua instead of looking at Jakarta’s policies…

Fatai should stand down

HONIARA city councillors will debate a no-confidence vote against mayor Alfrence Fatai soon. This was after the Attorney General gave the all clear for the motion to be tabled. The motion was based on Fatai’s perceived poor leadership. That since he assumed power in February 2015, he has failed to demonstrate the kind of leadership…

“No need to change relationship’

A national politician says there’s no point changing the diplomatic relationship from Taiwan to mainland China if leaders continue to abuse funds. This came after critics claimed the constituency funds given by Taiwan to politicians does not to improve the livelihood of people in the rural areas as MPs allegedly miss-used them. MP for Temotu…