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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017


Lack of consultation results in WPG PS saga

IT is revealed that lack of consultations between the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), the newly appointed PS for Western Province and its WPG Executive Government is the cause of a collision between two Provincial Secretary’s for the province. The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) did not brief the newly appointed Provincial Secretary, Jeffery Wickham on his appointment which resulted in the Ministry not informing the WPG Executive in the first place, a reliable source from the MPGIS through the Permanent Secretary has revealed.Read More

National U-17 futsal training squad named

TWENTY names have been picked to be part of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) training squad to represent the country in the OFC U-17 Futsal qualifiers in New Zealand. The 20 players were selected after a series of futsal trials done last week at the Multipurpose Hall. The selection and training of the national Under-17 futsal squad is done collectively by Solomon Islands Football Federation and the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) who in the past have been very successful in developing futsal in the junior level. SIFF andRead More

Female ref to officiate in NZ-PNG match today

SOLOMON Islands FIFA-accredited female referee Natalia Lumukana is among the names picked to officiate in today’s match between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2017 in Auckland. Ms Lumukana is the only referee from Solomon Islands named to officiate in some of the matches in the tournament. Looking at this afternoon’s referees line up, Ms Lumukana will officiate as an assistant official alongside match referee Lelenga Tapaita (Tonga), Kaumatule Lata (Tonga) and Delai Torika of Fiji. Referee instructor Jovita Qilamasala is also participatingRead More

Tina-hydro faces setback

DISAGREEMENTS over compulsory land acquisition now appear headed for a clash between the National Government and landowning groups opposed to the idea. Paramount Chief Walton Naeson revealed this to Island Sun yesterday, saying it is pointless for donors and the government talking about the project going ahead when they are not willing to address the fundamental issue of landownership. “The fact of the matter is this. Landowning groups never objected to the project. In fact they all accept it and this is why they contend there is no need forRead More

Fierce battle

Turtles to tackle Shields in first semi encounter this afternoon   THE first semifinal of the Telekom Solomon Cup will get underway this afternoon between Central Shields and Western Turtles. The match will kick off at 1:30pm at Lawson Tama Stadium. Coming into the tournament, both teams have been labeled as under-dogs. However, they have proved critics wrong by managing to finish well in the two spots in their respective pools despite a fierce battle going up against their pool opponents. This will be the first time in the historyRead More