Women’s squad needs funds for preparations

Port Moresby (The National) – THE Papua New Guinea Under-20 team needs K3 million for its preparations leading to the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup later this year. During a presentation to the PNG Sports Foundation and other stakeholders at Ela Beach Hotel early this year, women’s coach Lisa Cole said her team needed money…

What’s going on in Rugby?

Rugby fans and supporters have lashed out at the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) and the Honiara Rugby Union Association (HRUA) and questioned why the head of the two organizations still hold on to power while their time in office has lapsed. They claimed Peza Wickham is an over-due president for HRUA for the…

New taekwondo club kicks off

NEWLY formed Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Taekwondo club has kicked off its first training session on Tuesday with a huge turnout from students. More than 40 SINU students’ of both male and female showed up for the first training run which was held at the SINU agriculture school at Kukum Campus. According to John…

SIPA-Kurukuru deal intact

DESPITE the removal of Collin Yow as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authotrity (SIPA) the deal to support the national futsal side remains. That’s according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Neil Poloso. He confirmed to Star Sports that the $2 million support by Solomon…

Let’s face the reality

Speech presented in parliament by the Opposition leader on the Penal Code (Amendment)(Sexual Offences) Bill 2016 THANK you for giving me the opportunity to speak on this very important bill, the Penal code (amendment) (sexual offences) bill 2016. On the outset I would like to thank and congratulate the DCC Government for bring this very,…

Yow’s Apologists

Dear Editor – The ghost of Colin Yow refuses to go away, at least for now. Lately we have seen articles in your good paper (as well as in the Island Sun) written by apologists of the sacked CEO of SIPA. For instance, Henry Star Dora has elevated Mr Yow as a savior who has…

Premier insensitive

Dear Editor – We refer to the Solomon Star issue in which Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke made comments in relation to the recent brawl in the Windy Ridge area. We have the victims have seen that Veke’s response to the claim was not the type of quality leader that Guadalcanal citizen need in today’s world.…

You crucified himself

Dear Editor – One Henry J Star Dora wrote under the heading, “they conspired and crucified Yow” in a letter which appeared in the Tuesday issue of your newspaper. His “they” group comprises, the Attorney General, SIPA Board Chairman, President of SFA, and myself. Not sure whether this is the same man who organised performances…

Nothing to laugh about

Dear Editor – I would appreciate the opportunity to respond to the piece published in the Tuesday edition of the Star by M.R Junior. Mr Junior, clearly you don’t know me well. I find nothing to laugh about with this whole sad saga of SIPA and the demise of Mr Yow. I certainly don’t laugh…

Let’s keep pushing for the Anti-Corruption Bill

SO the much anticipated Anti-Corruption Bill has been deferred. This is a bill that holds much for the future progress of this nation. At least that’s how ordinary Solomon Islanders see it. And that’s why they were excited when the Sogavare government put this piece of legislation together and brought it before parliament to be…