Opinion: Behind the shine of the Pacific Games lurks poor governance and corruption

Running with the baton as part of the relay in the lead-up to the Pacific Games, I felt so proud of my country. Proud of the young people who volunteered in whatever way they could to make the event successful.

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Pragmatist, Puppetmaster or Puppet?

“Tonight we take the first step in telling our story to the whole world.” That was Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s declaration when opening the region’s premier sporting competition, the

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The Pacific Games concluded with New Caledonia as the clear winner

The New Caledonia delegation finished the 18th edition of the Pacific Games at the top of the medal table. With 197 medals, including 82 golds, they solidified their position as the best, followed by the next

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Solomon Islands Taekwondo 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. Following Isaac Myrie’s triumph,

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Niue netballers create Pacific Games history with first win

Niue netballers created history on the court after picking up their first ever win at a Pacific Games at Honiara’s Friendship Hall on Wednesday. As Sol2023’s netball event entered its third day of competition, Niue

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History, tears and hope symbolise Pacific Games wheelchair runs

Three women took their mark on the starting line of Honiara’s National Stadium track Tuesday night, two of whom were Solomon Islanders, racing for the first time in front of their home crowd in the inaugural Pacific

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Young golfer wins Tonga’s first gold at Pacific Games

Salote Alexis Vakasiuola, 16, won Tonga’s first gold medal at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands on November 25, where she demonstrated remarkable determination in the women’s golfing event. She won

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Tahiti sweeps gold in volleyball, Vanuatu’s first gold in table tennis

Tahiti’s men’s volleyball team emerged victorious, securing the Sol2023 Pacific Games gold medal by defeating Papua New Guinea 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-18) at a packed Friendship Hall on Saturday. Reflecting on their

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Pacific Games: Netball preview

Netballers take to the courts at the Pacific Games in Honiara today. Meet two of the top contenders. The Tongan Tala The Tongan Tala are the team to look out for at this year’s Pacific Games. While they finished

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SOL23: New Caledonia leads medal tally

New Caledonia continues to lead the medal tally at the 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands with 23 gold medals, and 60 medals in total. Australia holds second place with 21 gold medals, with Samoa in third with 10

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Pacific Games highlights

New Caledonia leads the medal tally at the 2023 Pacific Games in Solomon Islands with 17 gold medals, and 47 medals in total. Australia is currently in second place with 12 gold medals, with Samoa in third with eight

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Pacific Games update: Day 4 highlights

New Caledonia is leading the medal tally after the fourth day of competition at the Pacific Games in Solomon Islands. New Caledonia took the lead after dominating the pool with eight gold medals, seven silver and eight

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