The potential fallout from the SIPA saga

Shortly before the then deputy prime minister forced Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s hand to push me to jump ship last July, I had a number of visits by displaced or aggrieved employees of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). This was at the time Mr Colin Yow had just taken over as the Chief Executive…

MMF defends Ports

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has rubbished claims by some of the largest foreign companies investing in the country that they have been affected and incurred losses as a result of the ongoing reform by Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). President Charles Dausabea speaking to the paper yesterday argued that National Fisheries Development (NFD), Solrais and…

Psalm Sunday celebrated in Gizo

The Bishop of Gizo Diocese along with the congregation in Gizo celebrated the Palm Sunday at the main Cathedral, St Peter. There was a great turning out from the parish, young and old who attended the Mass in preparing for the Holy week. Bishop Luciano Capelli was the main celebrant and was assisted by Fr.…

First friendly this Thursday

It is happening this Thursday, football fans and supporters are in for entertaining football action on Thursday with the friendly match between the Solomon Islands national men’s football squad and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) national football team. This match is set to kick off at 3pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium. This will be…

Hockey for world league

THE Solomon Islands national men and women’s hockey teams will be flying the country’s flag in Fiji again after 37 years. President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation Nihal Seneviratne said Hockey Solomons will be visiting Fiji again after 37 years since Solomon Islands last played a hockey match there during the South Pacific Games…

Taekwondo gets support

Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (SITU) over the weekend received a timely boost ahead of this year’s Solomon Games. SITU received a new tournament mat together with some fighting and training gears over the weekend from the World Taekwondo body through its yearly fundings. According to SITU president Philip Afu, the arrival of the equipment is…

HFA pre-season kicks off

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) pre-season competition has successfully kicked off over the weekend. The competition comprises of five clubs namely Breeze Land United FC, Honiara Aleph 2, K-United FC, Sa’a United FC and Balanga FC. First two matches have been played on Saturday featuring Breeze Land and Honiara Aleph 2 followed by K/united and…

Sponsors acknowledged

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and the Telekom S-league board has acknowledged all who have thrown their support towards the success of another TSL season. Speaking during the TSL awards night, SIFF president, William Lai thanked all the sponsors, clubs, franchise owners, RISPF, media and the fans. The list of supporters revealed included the…

Ryder aims for a national 7s jumper

Suva (Fiji Times) – YEARS on from having donned the nationals jumper William Ryder is fighting for a ticket back in with the national squad. Representing Tokatoka Westfield in the Matintar 7s, Ryder said he was working hard to prove critics wrong after he was claimed to be unfit upon returning to the field of…

SIRUF lay out its programs for the season

After some times of waiting the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) in collaboration with its member union associations, its sponsorship partners and other stakeholders will officially kick start its programs and activities for the season this week. The SIRUF calendar of events for this year (2016) is quite comprehensive which indicated that this year…