Pacific Games

Values common from sport stars to public servants

That is from Australian High Commission’s Minister-Counsellor Governance, Rodney Hilton at the Leadership4Life event for the Pacific Games.

He says leadership is about initiative, action, courage and teamwork and that good leaders inspire and support those around them so they can achieve common goals.

Body building finals this evening

This morning saw Mark Donald of PNG, Gyandera Maharaj of Fiji, Rocky Teklem of Solomon Islands, Yvan Thales of New Caledonia and Posing-Simon luis-Sail of Tahiti took to the stage to compete in the under 65kg male division while Salen Jim of PNG, Sione Sale of Tonga, Gary Colombani of Tahiti, Venon Bhim of Fiji, Denis Dolanga Sala of Solomon Islands and Nelson Sanmarso of New Caledonia took part in the men’s over 65kg division.

The women contestants only participated in the under 55kg and over 55kg divisions.

First international rugby league players for Solomon Islands

“First time ever, history for our country,” says Solomon Islands captain …..

It is the number one time, for the newly established Solomon Islands Rugby Football League (SIRFL) to play in an international sanctioned match.

“We (SIRFL) started a competition in 2013 and it’s only the beginning, one of the boxes has been ticked,” SIRFL chairman Beaver Biti told Loop PNG after their final match.   

He added that, the experience will have a “big impact on the development of the code back home.”    

Fiji beat Vanuatu 4-3 in penalty shootout and qualify for Rio

That was the tale of the tape at the new Sir Hubert Murray stadium tonight as tears were shed on one side of the field and singing and dancing broke at the other side. The win tonight also won Fiji gold at the Pacific Games.

In normal time, Vanuatu looked the side to score first having a mountain of opportunities in both the first and second half.

Vanuatu’s Bill Nicholls and captain Brian Kaltack came nail bitingly close to scoring but had no luck finding the back of the net as their shots sailed wide or above the bar.

Be on best Games behavior, police warn

Those who misbehave will be removed from the venues by police, is a stern warning.

Venue commander of Sir John Guise Stadium (SJGS) Chief Superintendent Peter Guinness said so far police had arrested a dozen drunkards this week.

"We have arrested and charged six suspects for getting drunk and trying to enter through the SJGS gates. We want to ensure that the venues are safe and secure during the Games.

"Whoever tries to misbehave will be dealt with," Guinness said.

Be on best Games behavior, police warn

Those who misbehave will be removed from the venues by police, is a stern warning.

Venue commander of Sir John Guise Stadium (SJGS) Chief Superintendent Peter Guinness said so far police had arrested a dozen drunkards this week.

"We have arrested and charged six suspects for getting drunk and trying to enter through the SJGS gates. We want to ensure that the venues are safe and secure during the Games.

"Whoever tries to misbehave will be dealt with," Guinness said.

Fiji qualifies for Rio Olympics

Fiji beat Vanuatu 4-3 in penalty shoot outs tonight at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium.

More To come..

Council wants Pacific Games recognised as Continental Games: Minogue

However, according to PGC Executive Director Andrew Minogue there’s still some work and convincing to do before it fully becomes a recognised games for the region like all other continents.

“We have Australia and New Zealand here and some of the sport are really using the Games now to qualify for the Olympics or World Championships and we have to deliver to a certain standard,” said Minogue.

Mega Mall in car park chaos

The car park is jampacked with cars and buses slowly circling to find a vacant space.

Inside the shopping centre, there are lots of people gazing at the shops and passersby ,but the real crisis is in the parking area.

Drivers who gave up on finding a space are also taking a long time to get out, with passing by traffic on Waigani Drive and Sir John Guise Drive preventing them from getting out quickly.

 

 

Guam grabs gold in men’s basketball

A bumper crowd turned up to watch the match with a high number of Guam supporters.

Fiji got off to a good start leading in the first quarter 17-15 but Guam bounced back in the second quarter to take the lead by 10 points at half time, 36-26.

Guam dominated the rest of the game with three pointers coming from Jesus Cruz taking Guam to 51-44 at the end of the third quarter.

Both teams put up a great challenge and entertained the crowd in the final quarter as the countdown began to full time.