Rugby 7s courses set

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) will this week run two technical courses in Honiara for rugby sevens coaches and match officials. The courses will be held at the Solomon Rugby office at Town Ground stadium on Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th March 2016 respectively. Thursday’s session will be a Rugby 7s Level 1…

Dwellers reluctant to release players

Port Moresby (The National) – LAE City Dwellers are reluctant to release their players for national duties after six members of their squad were named in the PNG side to tour the Solomon Islands this week. Coach Peter Gunemba said the timing of the announcement for the two friendly internationals with Solomon Islands served as…

Hekari lost to Lae

Port Moresby (The National) –  LAE City pulled off the upset of the ages, beating Hekari United 2-0 to defend their Telikom National Soccer League title on Saturday. Having been hammered 5-0 by the Reds in the NSL Champions League series in their previous encounter only last week, few gave the visiting team from the…

Cattle rehabilitation in SI

Dear Editor – I would be most grateful if you could include my piece on cattle rehabilitation debate in Solomon Islands. I have been following the cattle rehabilitation as it has progressed since 2008 and have yet to see this important agriculture commodity move beyond a few media articles, there is even no clear cattle…

­­Education-no-dedication

Dear Editor – The Central province education authority is very quiet about the only school the province owns. Semester 1 began 1 of February for all schools in Solomon Islands however this is not the case for Siota PSS. Into weeks 8 of semester1 and it has not started. What is more, the school is…

Shortage of timber in Fiji

Dear Editor – Can you please share my piece of information with our Government and for our public to discuss? I read recently that Fiji is facing a severe shortage of timber and available logs for the rebuilding of home after the recent cyclone that badly damaged and left a lot of our fellow wantoks…

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…