Leaders deliberate on issues of concern, ponder future pathways

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) that ended successfully in Honiara on Wednesday has brought in together Pacific Islands Leaders to deliberate on issues of concern and challenges face by small island states thus deliberates on future pathways that would enable island states to withstand increasing challenges. The PIDF leaders’ summit eventuates with a grand…

It’s a provincial affair

Tight security will be mounted today TWO visiting provincial teams have proved their worth resulting in the Solomon Games soccer grand finale a provincial affair. Makira Kakamoras yesterday removed hosts from the final equation as Isabel Frigates downed Malaita Eagles in tough semi-final encounters yesterday at Lawson Tama. This leaves two provincial teams for the…

Gov’t supports weight-lifting federation

On Friday, before the Solomon Games Weightlifting competition started at Multipurpose Hall, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry responsible for Sport, Permanent Secretary Mr. George Palua handed over the world class weightlifting equipment’s to the Solomon Islands Weightlifting Federation (SIWF) President Mr. Leslie Ata to be used for the competition and for future weightlifting competitions…

Table Tennis Development moves to provinces

The Solomon Islands Table Tennis Federation- SITTF President Mr. Aldrin Bekala handed over Table Tennis Tables to Malaita Table Tennis Association President Mr. William Farobo and Isabel Representative Mr. Frank Poura yesterday afternoon at Jadok Sports Shop in bringing table tennis development into the Provinces. The Solomon Islands Government through Ministry of Home Affairs Federation…

Guadalcanal Hockey teams praise coach

The Guadalcanal Hockey team which took part in the Solomon Games has praised their coach. The Captains for the women and men teams, Jimay Wini and Kalita Belo said their Coach Jack Donga was the reason for their win. The Guadalcanal men’s hockey team snatched gold while the women’s team won silver. “We thanked our…

Maelanga tells critics to ‘Shut Up’

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga has called on politicians that were very disturbing to the peace-building efforts of the national government to keep their mouths shut and let the government to carry on with its work. Speaking to the Solomon Star following heated mudslinging in the media on issues of the past ethnic tension,…

New PIDF chair keen on new EU deal

The Chair of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands has highlighted the need for the organization to start discussions on a new partnership with the European Union for the post-Cotonou era. When accepting the chairmanship of the PIDF on Wednesday from the Fiji Prime Minister Hon Frank…

Auki police undergo fitness training

Auki Police on Thursday started their fitness training with the aim of keeping the police force fit and healthy to execute their duty. Their training session was formally opened yesterday with three types of self-defenses readily available for the Royal Solomon Islands Police force officers in Auki. The three forms of self-defense that will be…