BIG GOVT SHAKE-UP

Lusibaea, Pacha, Manetoali terminated, major Cabinet reshuffle expected PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has terminated three of his ministers in a major Cabinet shake-up that will also see a number of ministerial changes in the coming days. Axed are Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) Jimmy Lusibaea, Minister of Environment and Conservation Samuel Manetoali and Minister of…

Solomon Airlines steps in to help with delivery of vital hospital equipment donation

Solomon Airlines has played a major role in enabling a donation of much needed medical equipment to reach the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. The donation, which includes a vital bacterial incubator, is thanks to the efforts of Brisbane-based medico, Dr Claire Heney along with Brisbane-based Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology staffers, scientist Wendy Jackson and Dr…

Naka is back

National striker, James Naka has been recalled for training in preparation for the finals of the third stage of the World Cup Qualifiers against New Zealand. This was confirmed by the Head Coach, Spaniard Felipe Vega Arongo on Wednesday. Felipe met with Naka yesterday and has agreed that Naka will be back for training starting…

MASSIVE DAMAGE

Villagers fear for environment VILLAGERS in east Are’are, Malaita, fear for their environment after a logging company destroyed two hectares of virgin mangrove forest. MEGA logging company landed at Rurata in March this year and in the process of building a wharf, destroyed the community’s mangrove trees. “They not only destroyed our mangroves, but also…

Ragomo on the brink

SOLOMON Islands Brazilian-based Elliot Ragomo is turning few heads during his trial with professional futsal outfit Minas Clube as he is on the brink of signing a professional contract. Ragomo’s impressive performance with the club’s youth team in a friendly against the Brazil National Under 17 futsal side provided a platform for him to sign.…

‘Solo can beat NZ’

If we can beat New Zealand I am sure Solomon Islands senior national squad can also beat New Zealand in the upcoming OFC Stage Three final of the World Cup qualifiers next month. That was according to head coach of the Vanuatu national football team Moise Poida. Poida made the comment after their friendly match…

Second friendly today

The senior Kurukuru futsal team and the national U17 futsal squad will meet again this afternoon for their secondly friendly match as part of their build up to the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games and OFC U17 championship respectively. In their first friendly match Kurukuru beat the young lads 4-2 in a stunning…