Selwyn College receives agriculture materials

ISLAND Enterprises Ltd on Saturday donated vegetables seeds, insecticides and a grass cutter to Selwyn College National Secondary School. The donation was made during the company’s Big Bang Roadshow with Origin Gas. Selwyn College was the first school the companies’ visited as part of their roadshow. Island Enterprises sales and marketing manager Rocky Sama said…

PAC warns OAG

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warned the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) not to repeat the decisions that bypass the process of Central Tender Board (CTB). This issue emerged as a result of awarding of a contract job worth SBD$800,000 to a private accounting firm to carry out the audit report on the accounts…

Literacy training for villagers

FOR an illiterate person, the world of reading and writing is something which he or she will never experience. Many in this category accepted the fact that they can’t read or write and so refuse to participate in activities involving reading or writing. They can only dream of the many opportunities out there which they…

Still in the mix with Oceania elites

SOLOMON Islands is a soccer mad nation but the recent trail of us knocking out of competitions in international matches has caused some fans to describe our representing football teams as under achievers. However, I believe this is not the time for us to give up on our teams. Solomon Islands has come a long…

Women soccer out of FIFA ranking

SOLOMON ISLANDS female football team joins five other Pacific Island nations who were confirmed out of the World football ranking. The world soccer body, FIFA released the latest ranking last Friday identifying Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga as countries not ranked in the current listing. According to FIFA, the six…

Women’s football undergo trials

SOLOMON ISLANDS are gearing up for the upcoming U17 Women’s Championship starting with trials to determine the country’s final squad. A total of 61 players kicked of the trials held on Saturday and Sunday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Former coach, Patrick Miniti believes undergoing the trials is a positive start to their preparation. “This…

Training soon to start

Training for the Solomon Islands men’s national football squad will start soon as the home match against Papua New Guinea (PNG) draws near. Squad’s team captain, Henry Fa’arodo Junior told Star Sports training days for the selected squad are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm to 5pm respectively. However the venue is yet to be…

Court ruling on SMM-Axiom case

THE Court of Appeal last week ruled that the letter of intent given to Axiom KB Ltd over Takata and San Jorge by the Minister of Mines and Energy is “invalid”. The Court of Appeal delivered its ruling on Tuesday last week following the long running dispute between SMM Solomon Ltd and Axiom KB Ltd.…

‘BLUE BOATS’ SEIZED

THREE Vietnamese ‘Blue Boats’ (fishing boats) have been arrested following a joint operation involving police and fisheries officers over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing within our exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A statement from Police Media Unit yesterday said: “Police and fisheries officers have arrested three Vietnamese ‘blue boats’ (fishing boats) over the weekend for…