Netball tournament set

Solomon Islands Netball Federation (SINFED) has announced that all provinces are being represented at the Netball Tournament except for Central and Makira who were not able to send a team due to costs of participation. SINFED was assured by Makira that they will send a team to the Our Telekom National Netball Under 20 tournament…

Solrais company supports ladies soccer

The much anticipated women’s league has been confirmed to kick off shortly after Solomon Games. Thanks to Solomon Rice Company Ltd for stepping in as major sponsor of the 2016 women’s league. Their total sponsorship will be around $70,000 for both U16 League and senior women’s league. SOLRICE General Manager Nick Ellis told local media…

Volleyball ref course ends

The Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation will conclude its AVC National Referee course on Friday. The course started on Monday 27th June and is expected to finish today 1st July 2016. A total of 28 participants attended the course. The participants sat 3 category tests yesterday which is beginner test(level 1), experience referee test (level 2)and…

Dull start for hockey team

Solomon Islands hockey squads has made a dull start to their campaigns at the Hockey Word League round one in Suva, Fiji in the day one of the competition. According to Day one’s results our boys team went down to experienced Fiji 18-0 in their first match. They also lost their second match to Tonga…

Top golfers arrive for Samoa Open

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) – The biggest professional golf event in Samoa was officially launched in Apia, at the Royal Samoa Country Club, Fagali’i. During the next few days, nearly 60 P.G.A professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, U.S.A and Samoa will go head to head for the S.I.F.A Samoa Open and S.I.F.A Samoa Senior Open.…

FASANOC calls for better pay for local coaches

SUVA, (FASANOC) -The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) wants local coaches who are understudying overseas coaches to be paid the same amount as overseas coaches. The Ministry of Youth and Sports received a total of $16.4m for next year. Out of the big piece $1.51 million was allocated for the engagement…

Happy Independence Day!

I CAN still remember, as a young boy living in Australia in the 1970s, reading about the world’s newest independent country. It was a place in the South Pacific called ‘Solomon Islands’. I had a map of the world in my room and I could see that Solomon Islands was very close to Australia. But…

Is the forestry sector the next battleground?

ON June 14 this year, the nation’s forestry industry regulator, Solomon Forest Association (SFA) issued a warning that illegal logging practices were “getting out of control”. The SFA called on the Government to act immediately, or it would dissolve itself so thatthere is a level playing field on corruption for everyone in this country. “The…

Telekom service in Makira-Ulawa

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could publish this piece of concern from Kirakira and more broadly across Makira Ulawa Province. People in Makira Ulawa Province, particularly in the Provincial capital Kirakira and surrounding communities, have been experiencing very poor telecommunication services by Our Telekom. This problem has been on-going for many years now, most…