University education for SI

Two events which took place last month (August) as reported in the media are in my  opinion should not be ignored by the National Government and stakeholders in education development and services in the country. 1.     During USP SI Campus Open Day, the Acting Director Dr. Patricia announced that USP has secured its land title…

Wallis and Futuna scaling up action on non-communicable diseases

SPC: Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna – To stem the non-communicable diseases (NCD) crisis in Wallis and Futuna, community leaders have committed to declare public community areas smoke-free and to cultivate gardens to promote consumption of healthy local foods. They will also exclude sugar-sweetened beverages and alcohol from community gatherings. These are among the outcomes of…

MOI’s costly mistake

The truth is coming out. So it’s not a surprise that MV Sitka, a Tongan registered vessel that was purchased for Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) constituency, has ran aground in Fiji two weeks ago after it developed mechanical problem. The vessel, according to local marine authorities, is more than 50 years old. Even if Albert…

Renbel 1, Volleyball champs

Renbel 1 squad came out as champions after beating a determined Kwara’ae 1 in a tight match in the men’s category Volleyball competition during the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Championship League 2016, Friday. The volleyball grand final matches were played at the outside courts next to the Multi-purpose Hall. The…

Never say down

U20 fight back to draw 2-2 with Tahiti The national U-20side kicked of their OFC campaign yesterday to a 2-2 draw against Oceania powerhouse Tahiti, in Vanuatu. They came from behind with two goals down to level the game in the second half. Tahiti led 2-0 at half-time, scoring their first goal in the 13th…