Govt prioritizes sports

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is very committed in prioritizing sports development in the country. That was according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home affairs, George Palua when speaking on Sunday at the closing of the Solomon Games at Lawson Tama. “The government is prioritizing sports in its development structure…

Melanesian games back after 13 years

Suva (Fiji Times) – WITH Fiji holding a regional athletics competition after a lapse of 13 years, the Melanesian Athletics Championship proved to be a good platform for young athletes. While the highlight of the competition mostly centred around three athletes Toea Wisil, Leslie Copeland and Banuve Tabakaucoro, who were all vying for Olympic qualification,…

Singapore U21 netball squad to tour PNG

Port Moresby (The National) –  THE netball fraternity is looking forward to welcoming the Singapore Under-21 squad for a three-day invitational series with the Papua New Guinea U21 as well as a development side from July 21-24. The visitors arrive on Thursday, a day before their opening match against the PNG U21. Netball PNG president…

Fiji 7s squads for Rio 2016 announced

WORLD RUGBY – The 24 players hoping to claim Fiji’s first ever Olympic medal have been named by coaches Ben Ryan and Chris Cracknell. Fiji have never won an Olympic medal but the sevens mad nation hopes the men’s and women’s squads named on Saturday will finally lay that statistic to rest at Rio 2016…

FIFA kick-starts overhauled development programme

OFC: The FIFA Development Committee, chaired by FIFA vice-president and AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, met in Zurich on Thursday and started putting in motion Forward, FIFA’s overhauled development programme. Member Associations and confederations can now apply for development funds under the Forward programme, which aims to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for…

SIPA’s policy and practise

Dear Editor – In the year 2000 16 former employees of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) were given the green light to call it a day after they had reached the ceiling.  A term SIPA use for retirement. Our group was the first retirees SIPA had retired under this policy and practice, fair and square…

Response to Palmer and Sevesi

Dear Editor – I made reference to the articles entitled “Let’s move on” by Ednal Palmer, and “Dr Sikua and others should drop it” by Mr. Jim Sevesi published on Solomon Star 17th July 2016. The recent statements made by the office of the Leader of independent was never meant to dig into the past,…

Precise truth

Dear Editor – The skirmish of truth telling is now besought. Only folks with the guts and gumption can upsurge above all else and testify all the untold facades that brewed the ethnic crises. Stand a man of scrupulousness and not spinelessness. It would now appear that someone has something pivotal to say for the…

Criticism on High Court delays

Dear Editor – We refer to the Solomon Star News headline on Monday 11th July 2016, Issue No. 6328, of criticisms of delays in the High Court in relation to logging matters costing the Government “millions” in log export taxes. While not seeking to downplay the very serious effects of delay in hearing matters coming…

Emergency obstetric care

Dear Editor – Early on in my police career, spent in several African countries, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Swaziland, briefly Lesotho and latterly in Sierra Leone, it was often a sad occurrence to witness maternal mortality due to a shortage of doctors in rural areas and a lack of health facilities. In addition to limited…