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Solomon Islands Team Taekwondo, comprising both men and women, achieved a remarkable feat by bagging a total of 14 medals.

Team Taekwando Bags 14 Medals

Solomon Islands World Taekwondo Union (SIWTU) has written ‘history in the stars’ for winning the first ever Pacific Games Gold medal for men in this code of combat sports.
The Solomon Islands Women's Beach Volleyball team, comprising the dynamic pairing of Hannah Donga and Kirstain Puia, showcased their prowess in a captivating quarterfinal showdown against Samoa at the SIFF Academy.

Beach Volleyball Duos Blaze Trail to Semi-Finals

In a remarkable demonstration of skill and determination, the Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball teams from Solomon Islands have left an indelible mark this 17th Pacific Games, clinching sought-after positions in the semi-finals.
This historic achievement extends beyond the competition floor and signals a paradigm shift in the perception of powerlifting, breaking gender stereotypes and promoting inclusivity within the sports arena.

Powerlifting Makes History with Nine Medals

In a resounding display of strength and determination, the Solomon Islands Powerlifting Team has scripted a historic chapter in the country's sporting narrative by clinching a remarkable nine medals—three Silver and six Bronze—in the XVII Pacific Games.
What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the fact that Hockey 5s has only recently been reintroduced to the Pacific Games.

Hockey 5s Women Make History, Advance to Gold Playoff

In a thrilling display of skill and determination, the Solomon Islands Hockey 5s women's team have secured the coveted spot in the final after a commanding 3-0 victory over Tonga in the semi-final clash.
In the wake of this remarkable achievement, Zorika Morgan and Georjima Row, deserve applause for their dedication, sportsmanship, and for adding a silver lining to the nation's Pacific Games campaign.

Silver for Team Solomon's Women's Tennis Double

In a captivating display of skill, determination, and sportsmanship, Team Solomon's women's doubles tennis team clinched a well-deserved silver medal after a compelling match against Samoa this afternoon.
With a capacity bursting at the seams, an estimated 15,000 fervent supporters flocked to witness the Sol2023 XVII Pacific Games second semi-final clash between the home team and Fiji.

Lawson Tama Reached Record Capacity

In the heart of the football-mad nation of Solomon Islands, the iconic Lawson Tama Stadium etched its name in the history books as it hosted a record capacity for the game between Fiji and Solomon Islands.
After the 2-0 victory over Fiji, it has once again propelled the national football side into a celebratory mode.

Soccer Historic Showdown Beckons on Saturday

In a euphoric display of skill and determination, the Team Solomon national football team triumphed over Fiji with a resounding 2-0 victory in a thrilling second semi-final clash at Lawson Tama yesterday.
The National Hockey Centre, hockey takes center stage with final pool matches in the morning and riveting semi-finals starting at 2 pm.

Pacific Games Day 10: What's in Store?

As the sun rises over the vibrant city of Honiara, anticipation hangs thick in the air on the monumental Day 10 of the Sol2023 Pacific Games.
“I only learnt pole vault before competing in the Solomon Islands national) championships (a test event for the Pacific Games, held in October) and then I just waited for the Pacific Games and jumped again today. I’m very happy to win the silver.”

Solomon's Sosimo Soars to Silver in Spectacular Pole Vault Comeback

Monday marked a historic moment at the Sol2023 Pacific Games as women’s pole vault made a dazzling return after an eight-year hiatus at Honiara’s National Stadium, taking the Games to new heights.
Fiji, seven-time Pacific Games gold medalists and fan favorites, made a triumphant return after missing the 2019 edition.

Dominant Displays Marks Thrilling Start to Netball

The opening day of the Sol2023 Pacific Games netball tournament unfolded at Friendship Hall in Honiara with exhilarating victories for Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga on Monday.
PNG and Solomon Islands enjoyed opening day success at boxing.

PNG and Solomon Islands Impress on First day of Boxing

Papua New Guinea (PNG) and hosts Solomon Islands dominated day one of boxing at the Sol2023 Pacific Games on Monday the 27th.
Start the day at DC Park with free entry and then head to Sports City with SBD$30 to enter.

Day 8: What's in Store at the Pacific Games

The Sol2023 Pacific Games enters its eighth day today, Tuesday, November 28, and the enthusiasm among athletes and spectators alike shows no signs of waning.
Having participated in four Pacific Games, Ms. Wini is particularly excited about the 2023 Pacific Games as it marks her first opportunity to represent the country on home soil.

Wini is Team Solomons Flag Bearer

Jenlyn Tegu Wini, the Solomon Islands' most accomplished athlete, has been designated as the official flag bearer for Team Solomon during the opening ceremony of the XVII Pacific Games 2023, at the National Stadium.
The Honourable Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Francis Sade, along with representatives of the Guadalcanal people, led the heartwarming welcome event, displaying the traditional Chupu and the symbolic taro as the highlight of the ceremony.

Traditional Welcome for Pacific Games Athletes

In a vibrant display of cultural unity and warm hospitality, the host province of the Sol2023 Pacific Games, Guadalcanal, on behalf of Solomon Islands, formally welcomed the visiting 24 Pacific Island countries at Honiara’s Eastend Sports City.
Solomon Islands (left) remain unbeaten in the women’s teams event.

Solomon Islands Continue Dominance in Women’s Tennis

Solomon Islands women remain undefeated in the tennis teams event at the Sol2023 Pacific Games, beating Vanuatu 3-0 at Honiara’s National Tennis Centre on Saturday to follow their opening day win over Fiji.
As the sun sets over Honiara, signaling the beginning of the 2023 Pacific Games, the stage has been set for a grand celebration of sport, culture, and unity, in the spirit of the Pacific.

2023 Pacific Games; A Grand Celebration Ready to Unfold

In a historic moment, the Solomon Islands is set to make its mark on the international stage as it proudly hosts the 2023 Pacific Games for the first time.
The heavens opened up and flooded parts of Honiara and Guadalcanal.

Dark Clouds Looms Over the Games

It is the monsoon season, with the weather bureau predicting unstable weather – perhaps into and during the Pacific Games. Some say it is not the government's fault since the Pacific Games Council determined the dates for the games. But, if the weekend's wild weather is anything to go by, authorities need to step up.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hiriasia also reiterated that people must take heed of the heavy rain and strong wind warnings issued by the Meteorological Services.

Weather Should Clear By Tuesday: MET Service

The current bad weather that is experienced in the Solomon Islands is mainly caused by a low-pressure system, says the Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Services, Mr. David Hiba Hiriasia.
Albanese said it was important for "Pacific family" to look after the "security interests of the region".

Pacific Games Security Boosted With Arrival of 100 Australian Police Officers

The Australian Federal Police said it had sent 100 officers to the Solomon Islands to boost security for the Pacific Games which starts next week.
The Solomon Islands products that were exhibited during the Expo were mainly Solomon tuna, Kokonut Pacific products, SolAgro products, seaweed and handicrafts.

Solomon Islands Participates in 6th China International Import Expo

Solomon Islands, for the first time participated at the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2023 in Shanghai.
Athletes at the finishing line during the trial event.

Triathletes Participate in Aquathlon Pool Water Test Event

Timson Jude and Adriana Tukuvia were the first triathletes to reach the finishing line in the men’s and women’s Aquathlon trial event at the aquatic centre over the weekend.
Guadalcanal experiences regular number of natural hazard events and considering the heightened risk due to the tropical cyclone season, which falls within the event period, the province acknowledges the importance of a comprehensive disaster management strategy.

Guadalcanal Province Strengthens Preparedness and Risks Management in light of Games

In light of the upcoming 17th Pacific Games, in Honiara from November 19th to December 4th, 2023, Guadalcanal Province is strengthening the disaster preparedness and risks management capacities of vulnerable communities in the province.
Hon. Tanagada will deliver a Country Statement during the Plenary and General Policy Debate of the 42nd session of General Conference.

Education Minister Attends 42nd UNESCO General Conference

Minister for Education, Hon. Lanelle Tanangada is amongst Ministers of Education and Senior Ministry of Education and Training officials from the Pacific Island countries attending the 42nd session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference.
Nationally accredited qualifications are owned by the government and the people of Solomon Islands and this achievement adds to the current 9 qualifications nationally accredited by SITESA this year.

New Training and Assessment Package Accredited

Australia through APTC is proud to have supported the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education & Skills Authority (SITESA) which has achieved the successful accreditation of the Training and Assessment National Skills Package.
Aside from the ‘flying billboard’, Solomon Airlines and Illumination will collaborate on TV, print, digital and travel agency activations, culminating in in-cinema screenings where audience members can win their own Family Adventure to the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Airlines Unveils Major Marketing Collaboration with Illumination

Solomon Airlines has announced a major marketing collaboration with Illumination, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, for the release of its next original animated film, Migration.
The meeting additionally set forth a comprehensive research agenda for the Solomon Islands, which will prioritise Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change Adaptation, Economic Development, Community Engagement, and Policy Impact.

SINU Partners With Oceans University

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) met with representatives from the Qingdao Municipal Government and Oceans University of China today for a critical dialogue concerning the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year.
Solomon Islands Consul General Ashwant Dwivedi extends his condolences to Thomas family at Vancouver Aireport.

Solomon Islands Citizen Who Lost His Life in a Vehicle Crash in Canada Makes Final Journey Home

A Solomon Islands citizen who lost his life during a tragic motor vehicle crash in Canada is making his final journey back to his homeland Solomon Islands.
The 2023 training camp proved to be beneficial for the National 7s squad in their preparations for the Pacific Games, and was of huge personal and sporting value to the young Rays coming through.

Burraneer Rays Boost Women's Rugby Preparations

The Burraneer Rays, one of Australia’s premier rugby 7s teams, visited Honiara on October 17 for a weeklong joint training camp with the Solomon Islands national women’s team.
As a direct result of this year’s industry training led by Australia’s Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program, more women, more graduates and more people with disabilities are being employed in construction, and more local companies are winning work.

Australia Hails Local Infrastructure Industry

Australia has hailed the achievements of the Solomon Islands infrastructure sector, including 18 women currently being supported through a trail blazing training in construction and solar power.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele presenting a gift to the Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E Dr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti.

Foreign Minister Meets OACPS General Secretary

Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele held a bilateral meeting with the visiting Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E Dr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, in Honiara this week.

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