HOME AFFAIRS NOT AUTHORISED TO SHIFT SOLOMON GAMES

Tulagi was host of the Solomon Games in 2013. Photo credit: SIBC.

Tulagi was host of the Solomon Games in 2013. Photo credit: SIBC.

In Sports, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said it has no authority to shift the 2016 Solomon Games to Honiara.

Permanent Secretary George Palua made the statement in light of intentions to shift the Games to Honiara.

He said the Solomon Games Council, Renbel Province and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are the legitimate authorities to make such changes.

Mr Palua says the Ministry of Home Affairs cannot take away the games from Renbel province as hosts.

“Home Affairs cannot take away the games from Renbel Province and similarly LOC cannot come to the Home Affairs to put pressure on the Solomon Games Council to give or to take away the games, Home Affairs cannot do that to the Games Council as well. It’s a matter to do between the Games Council, Renbel Province and the LOC.

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