HFA congress set

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has urged its affiliated Clubs & HFA Executive Committee to submit the Congress Delegate Registration Form given to them this week. HFA General Secretary Leonard Paia uttered this to Star Sports this week. “Please complete the Congress Delegate Registration Form attached to nominate the delegates that will represent your Club…

Body Building champ set

The Solomon Islands National Body Building Federation Championship 2016 is set to take place on April 10th at the Multipurpose Hall. This was confirmed by the SINBBF President, Pius Jezie Maemae.  SINBBF will use the championship to select a squad to represent Solomon Islands to the 2016 South Pacific Body Building Championship in Tahiti. A…

HFA pre-season fixtures released

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has finalised the Pre-season fixtures for this year’s HFA league. Five football clubs have been confirmed to take part in this year’s Pre-season league. This was confirmed by the HFA General Secretary Leonard Paia this week. The five new Pre-season clubs are Breeze Land United FC, Balanga FC, Sa’a United,…

New executive for SIBF

The Solomon Islands Basketball federation (SIBF) has a new executive. The new executive was elected last Sunday during the SIBF’s annual general meeting (AGM) held at the office of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI). Former SIBF president Brian Pongotapu was re-elected, the vice president is Delma Nori, Secretary Lysa Wini, Treasurer Debbie…

Statement from Opposition

Dear Editor – I must give credit to the Parliamentary Opposition Group for their statement on the current scholarship scheme as reported in your paper on 12 March 2016.  It was a rational statement on a difficult and sensitive subject which I thought they handled well. My understanding of their statement is that while the…

Survey by NPF, UNDP

Dear Editor – The SIBC news of 15/3/2016 on a joint survey by NPF & UNDP to include farmers, fishermen & agriculture laborers in the superannuation scheme (NPF) is a good idea for ordinary Solomon Islanders in rural areas. However, if the survey is positive I would like to suggest that the National Government to…

Attaining scholarship&overseas job

Dear Editor – I contributed an article recently in which I praised the outstanding academic achievements of 31 year old Tammy Tambe from Wagina in South Choiseul who had recently received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen in Norway. Tammy had begun her high school studies at King George Sixth before…

Call for change in Isabel

Dear Editor – I would be very glad if you could publish this article in your paper with regards to the above topic; The recent announcement by Premier Habu appeared in the island Sun Issue No 2234, is immature, too early and unreal. Furthermore it has raised a question of why he continues to delay…

What Solomon Islands needs to Develop?

I usually remain inconclusive on a question – Is the Solomon Islands a rich country or a poor country? I can say, it’s rich, but it’s poor too, or, the Solomon Islands is as a rich country of deprived people.  Let me explain, why? It is poor, as the United Nations classified it as a…

Not yet started govt

Dear Editor – I would like to highlight to the Central bank and those responsible in the government that the economic climate for doing business is getting tighter and there appears to be obvious  and alarming decline in our economy. After the elections there was a wave of optimism springing from the hailed lesser corrupt…