Growth potentials identified

THE future of economic growth of the country depends on three sources. They include: –         The services ( commerce, etc.) for 20 % –         A small industry about 22 % –         The agriculture (45 %) which include essentially logging –         Other sources of growth, which are promising, are virtually untapped, tourism 2% and mining 4%…

Road carnage

Two dead, one in critical condition TWO students are dead and the third in critical condition after their vehicle crashed in the Foxwood area of east Honiara, in the early hours of yesterday. Police say the students are of Don Bosco College. “The vehicle they are travelling is a RAV4 and was on high speed,”…

New models sought for fisheries surveillance

THE Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) says the system for monitoring and surveillance of the region’s fisheries is operating un-sustainably and needs to change. The policing system has been heavily reliant on aid for for more than a decade. A review of the programme by the Forum Fisheries Agency is being presented to Pacific ministers in…

Education leaders meet

PACIFIC education leaders from Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands have gathered in Nadi this week for the presentation and discussion of benchmarked education results. Benchmarking provides a baseline against which the performance of education systems can be monitored, both internally to track change over time, and externally, in comparison with other systems, especially…

$100M school project nears completion

THE Government, through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), will soon complete a nationwide school infrastructure project valued at $100 million. The project, which comprised of new classroom buildings and the renovation of existing ones, was implemented in 2015 and 2016 is expected to be completed by June 30 before being handed…

Children dreaming soccer

CHILDREN of Hauhui village in west Are’are, Malaita, are dreaming big. Some of them wanted to represent the country in the future in the national soccer team. Others say they wanted to become professional footballers. This is why they are taking their soccer seriously. At this backway village, the children – both boys and girls…

Renbel name soccer squad

RENNELL and Bellona Province has named their final soccer squad for the upcoming Solomon Cup set to be staged in Honiara next month. Oris Pongi Ma’ungatu’u and his team management named Avaiki Chiefs final squad yesterday following almost a month of intensive training and friendly matches held in Honiara. Avaiki Chiefs consists of two goal…

United appoints new officials

WESTERN United Football Club have stepped up their preparation for this year’s Telekom Soccer League (TSL) by appointing new officials as part of strengthening the club. This was posted in the club’s official  Facebook page. “Western United Football Club sets new heights and visions on Monday in its executive meeting ahead of the new TSL…

Marovo prepares for big tournament

PREPARATIONS for the Marovo Open Championship (MOC) are intensifying with all eyes on the attractive cash prizes totalling $78,000 up for grabs. Coordinator of the MOC Dekon Kuong said teams with in Marovo Lagoon have  stepped up their training sessions daily with the aim to walk away with the hefty cash prizes of the three…

Under-20s Rugby trials today

SOLOMON Islands Rugby Union Federation will stage trail matches today to commence the screening process for an Under-20 squad that will represent the country in the upcoming Ocean Under-20s Rugby 15s tournament that will be played in September at a venue yet to be finalised. SIRUF Admin Manager Nick Hatigeva confirmed this to Star Sports…