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Monday, May 22nd, 2017


Round three looms

Honiara Golf Club Championship continues weekend   THE 2017 Honiara Golf Club championship will continue this weekend at the golf course at Ranadi. The championship reached round two yesterday after kicking off on Saturday. Winners are expected to be announced on Sunday when the championship concludes. Last year’s winners George Rukabo and Janet Siru are also back again this year to defend their titles. “Tee off times are from 7am on Saturday and Sunday and progress through to the afternoon,” HGC President Peter Huges said in a recent statement. “TheRead More

Bulk Shop Futsal League underway

“SALT and SISC are committed” Pr Seru COURT or no futsal court the Sports And Leadership Training (SALT) and the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) is committed to developing futsal in the country. SISC Chairman Pastor Nacaneili Seru made the comments after the successful start of the 2017 Bulk Shop school futsal league matches at the Woodford International School on Saturday. “If we stop this development then most likely futsal will follow beach soccer. Court or no court SALT and SISC will continue to do what we started 16 yearsRead More

Solo Icon season 2017 set for June

THE annual Solo Icon competition is set to start off its elimination round-one at the Art Gallery on June 11. In this year’s event, a good number of promising singers from both the Icon and Young Executive category are participating after passing auditions held at the SIBC. Solo Icon Coordinator, Mr Geoffrey Alacky said Solo Icon this year will be competing under a theme: “Sustainable Peace – Tagio RAMSI”. Last year, Vevo Gina was the winner in the Icon category while Keith Wairia grabbed the Young Executive. It is likelyRead More

Taiwan regrets non-participation in WHA

TAIWAN has expressed its disappointment and regret for not being allowed to attend the 70th World Health Assembly, after they were refused entry by the World Health Organisation. Health and Welfare Minister for Republic of China conveyed this. From 22-31 May, members of WHO will gather for the 70th WHA, a global arena to discuss health issues. Taiwan’s Minister for Health and Welfare Dr Chen Shih-Chung said Taiwan (ROC), as a member of WHO, regrets that political obstruction has resulted in them refused attendance to the technical meeting. “It isRead More

Gizo Youth Market set

THE much anticipated Gizo ‘Youth Market’ will be hosted at the MSG building this week. Gizo Youth@Work through the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will be hosting the second youth market in Gizo Western Province. The theme for this year’s Youth Market is “Information is Power.” “We all believe that information is power. Giving young people the knowledge to understand their health risks through genetic testing is at the heart of everything we do in our country. According to the Youth@ Work Gizo based Officer, Mr Hika said GizoRead More

Honey-Bee keeping business training ends

A HONEY-Bee keeping business training has successfully ended last week at Ranonga and Simbo Island in the Western province. About five villages within the two Islands participated during the bee keeping business training. The purpose of the training was to allow farmers the opportunity to learn ‘how to understand businesses’ especially those local farmers living in the rural areas. The training was made possible under a partnership between the Gizo Women in Business Development group and Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC). This workshop was made possible by twoRead More

DBSI consultation held in Auki last week

A half day awareness on the proposed DBSI policy framework has taken place at Auki on Friday last week. The awareness was facilitated by members from the various sectors that serve under the national government. The purpose of the trip to Auki and other provinces is to undertake awareness on the DBSI business model (operation) and consultation into the policy framework on the proposed amendments to the DBSI act. This awareness and consultation is important and mandatory for any legislative reforms or amendment. It is also important that the policyRead More

Malaita premier supports revitalising of DBSI

PREMIER of Malaita province Hon Peter Ramohia supports the revitalising of the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI). He said this during the DBSI awareness programme at Rarasu leaf hut last Friday. The Malaita Provincial Government take this initiative of revitalising of DBSI in the country as a good idea for SMEs and other micro-financing schemes in rural areas. He said, “Malaita province is happy indeed for this initiative towards development in our country. “Most businesses in our country have successfully benefited from this bank DBSI. “We are looking forwardRead More

New Transnational Crime Unit Office open

THE Australian Federal Police and Australian Department of Defence continues to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). On Wednesday, Deputy Secretary DFAT, Mrs Penny Williams, along with Commander Amanda Kates (AFP) and Acting Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor Leste (AASPACTL) Mrs Belinda McNamara formally opened the new RSIPF Transnational Crime Unit Office at AOLA Base RSIPF Maritime Division. The RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley, PPF Commander John Tanti and the Australian High Commissioner HE Roderick Brazier attended the event. Locating the TCU in the RSIPF Maritime Division base enhancesRead More

Update on the little children

Dear Editor, Attached is a picture of the beautiful children from the recent tragedy involving the death of their mother at the hands of their father and are now under the care of Aunty Lydia. The picture shows the children at the East Medical Centre in Honiara awaiting Dr Nathan Kerr to examine and treat them. They are accompanied by Aunty Lydia and Karina Glass from SolRice. Sadly, our youngest, Philimon (6 months) still requires treatment to his forehead from the tragic incident but is reported to be recovering wellRead More