TSI’s CDF community audit raises serious questions on the administration of the public funds

The Transparency Solomon Islands and UNDP sponsored Constituency Development Fund(CDF) Community Audit has raised some serious questions about the way the fund has been administered and managed by the national politicians and the ruling administration. A community audit carried out recently in 39 constituencies shows many people are in the dark not just about the…

2023 cost soars to $2.5 billion

Hosting a major sporting event puts a hefty financial burden on any host country and Solomon Islands hosting of the 2023 Pacific Games will cost the government $2.5 billion. The government initially bidded with a budget of $1.5 billion but after reviewing the cost estimates, it came up with a budget estimate of  $2.5billion. This…

Tekobi urged to stick with football

A Renbel football fanatic Jim Sevesi has questioned why the Sports Authority in Renbel Province could not shed something officially about Eugene Tekobi’s recent inclusion in the national football team. Mr Sevesi told Sunday Star Sports the achievement of Renbell____s very own Tekobi is a big thing in the province’s social sector, which sport is…

Basketball Jam series date rescheduled

The organizers of the 3×3 Basketball Jam Series would like to let all players know that the first series scheduled for Sunday 30th July, 2017 has now been deferred to Sunday 6th August, 2017. The following reasons are noted for your information regarding this last and final deferral: 1. REGISTRATION – Only 3 teams (out…

Tennis kids urged to work hard

Young Tennis athletes are urged to keep training and work hard to achieve more in the future. The call was made by the president of the Solomon Islands Tennis Federation, Samuel Ramoni. He said starting from an early is very good for the development of tennis in the country and for athletes. “You are very…

Village leads the way

TEN Percent of South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) local communities in Solomon Islands have engaged in the Model Community Development (MCD) program. Of 527 local SSEC communities in Solomon Islands the model Community Development program covers only 51 communities since establishment of the program, in 2008. According to SSEC MCD data nine communities are in…

$290 Million for scholarships

THE Government is spending $290 million on scholarships to ensure the country____s tertiary students get quality training at the Solomon Islands National University and other tertiary institutions abroad. This was revealed by Minister for the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Dr John Moffat Fugui at the USP SI campus open day in…

____Stop Giving Cash____: Fuo____o tells Donors

The Managing Director of Tropical Glass and Aluminium (TGA). Justin Fuo____o has strongly urged the donor community to invest more in infrastructure and education instead of giving cash. “Please give my country Infrastructure and Education. “Stop giving us cash, we don’t need it. “It’s destroying us economically,” Mr Fuo____o said in his presentation at the…

Shot Put competition set

AN Open Shot Put Challenge is set for this Saturday at the Multipurpose Hall. Junior Anisi from Athletics Solomon said the competition is part of the athletics preparation for Mini Games in Vanuatu, December 2017. “We will be selecting best players from this competition to join our training squad in preparation for the Vanuatu Mini…