Fire tragedy

Early morning blaze claims two young lives This is all that’s left from a family home razed by fire in the early hours of Saturday at the Tasahe B area of west Honiara. Two children were killed and the family lost everything. “This is a real tragedy. Those of us who knew the family are…

Mine stoush continues

The stoush between the national government and the operator of Gold Ridge mine is continuing. The government rejected applications by the operator St Barbara to be allowed to release untreated water from the tailings dam – which contains high levels of arsenic and cyanide. The mine has been closed since last April’s floods – but…

More than 20 mineral firms here to operate

More than 20 mineral companies are seeking exploration and mining licences from the national government to operate in the country. Records the Sunday Star cited show a total of 129 applications have been lodged with the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification. Topping the list are those eying offshore exploration. Offshore or undersea exploration…

Gov’t urged to clean Mataniko river

The national government is urged to clean up the Mataniko river as part of efforts to attract tourists into the country. Barney Paulsen, a member of the Guadalcanal Province Town and Country Planning Board made the call yesterday. Paulsen said he had realised that only the lower part of the river within the city council…

Local club rep loses final match

Western United FC have ended their Oceania Club Champions League campaign with no points after they were defeated by Fiji’s Suva FA 3-1 in their final group match on Saturday. United went down for the third time in a row fighting for at least a win, but all they managed to get was one goal,…

High school rugby sets to kick off

Secondary school students within Honiara will have another opportunity to expose their rugby skills when Credit Corporation High School 15s competition kicks off this coming weekend. Solomon Islands Rugby Development Officer Fredson Soaki told the Sunday Sports the competition will provide opportunity for young boys to develop their skills in the game. Soaki said the…

Rugby Plus programme set to roll

The Rugby Plus group is currently in the country led by the former Wallaby Illi Tabua to run rugby promotion programmes. The programmes will include morning workshops for the general public starting at 9am to 12:30pm. After the workshops the group will carry out school visits to various schools in Honiara and later in the…

Taiwan to donate soccer balls to SIFF

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) will receive a timely donation of footballs from Taiwan this week. Taiwanese embassy in Honiara confirmed this to Sunday Sport.  This comes as Taiwan’s navy squadron grace our shores tomorrow with loads of OA furniture and footballs to be donated to SIFF.  “As a gesture for goodwill and continued commitments…

G-camp aims to retain position

Honiara Football Association (HFA) division 2 runners up, G-Camp, aims to maintain their current position as second round of the soccer competition sets to kick off. The boys from Gilbert Camp in east Honiara are closely behind league leaders Sokamora FC from Makira. The competition has been running since last year. Coach John Winnian said…