Gov’t officials visit dam, raise concern

GOVERNMENT officials from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Mines and Energy have visited the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at Gold ridge last week. The visit was to carry out normal monitoring of the dewatering operations that is still underway. During the visit, those from the Ministry of Environment have raised a concern…

MEHRD, donors education discuss action plan 2015

MINISTRY of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Australia and New Zealand have discussed the National Education Action Plan 2013-2015 in Honiara yesterday. Speaking at the opening of the two-day conference, MEHRD permanent secretary, Dr Franco Rhodie said the Mid Term Review was supposed to be held in May but due to circumstances beyond their…

Rid out F7, says Sikua

THE Leader of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua has reiterated his call during the recent parliament sitting on the Minister of Education and Human Resources development (MEHRD) to seriously consider ridding the Form Seven (F7) secondary stream from its education system as early as 2017. Dr Sikua said it is an unnecessary burden to the…

PM accepts request to champion literacy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accepted an invitation to become the Champion of Literacy for Solomon Islands when he met with representatives of LASI (Literacy Association of Solomon Islands) and READ SI (Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands) yesterday. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office was requested by the two…

School netters champ

Chung Wah A is this year’s U10 netball champions of the U-10 Honiara Netball Association (HNA) school league. They bagged gold during an impressive 8-7 victory against St Nicholas in the grand final play off at the Lawson Tama netball court, Tuesday. Chung Wah had it all worked out after came from behind to snatch…

Hockey squad boosted

The Low Price Enterprise Company has braced our hockey national squads with sporting gears yesterday ahead of their departure for Suva, Fiji this weekend. The Hockey World Round One League will be staged in Suva, Fiji from June 28th to 3rd July and Solomon Islands will be represented by both men and women’s teams. Low…

Western Turtles ready

The Western province’s ‘Western Turtle football team’ say they are ready for the upcoming Solomon games to be held in Honiara this July. Western turtle head coach Chris Douglas said that the team selection had been finalized and his boys are in the final stage of their preparation for the games. He said that they…

Western’s new breed

Western province athletics team is bringing a fresh new breed of runners to the Solomon games this year and plans to use this opportunity to expand the province’s experience in the sport. Team manager Dexter Lekafia said they have put together a team of young athletes who are potential provincial and national runners. Lekafia said…

Trials for U20s rugby squad continues

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) will resume its trials this Thursday, 23rd  of June, at Panatina Oval starting at 4:00pm. The trials are intended to help selectors pick a train on squad that will be trained and prepared to represent Solomon Islands in the upcoming Oceania Under 20s Rugby 15s Championship that will…

Tarelavata Watershed management reaps benefit

THE Tarelavata watershed of Chivoko village in North West of Choiseul province forms part of one of the last remaining stands of intact forest in Lauru Islands or Choiseul. Chivoko is an isolated tribal community, accessible only by sea and by river. The forested Chivoko mountain ridge is the source of several streams and rivers…