Uphill battle for Solo

Solomon Islands national men’s football team faces an uphill climb to get back on track for the second stage of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) following their 1-0 defeat to Fiji on Tuesday at the Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby. Solomon Islands chances now depend on the outcome of their match against favourites, New…

Western Turtle training squad

Western Province has named 28 football players for the Western Turtles training squad. The squad comprises of three goal keepers, 10 defenders, eight midfielders and seven forward players. These players were selected from the recently held Western Cup tournament in Gizo. The Western Turtles is one of the strong contenders of the previous Solomon Cup…

All Whites in driving seat

OFC: New Zealand stamped their authority on Group B by brushing aside Vanuatu 5-0 while Fiji kept their OFC Nations Cup hopes alive with a hard fought 1-0 win over the Solomon Islands on Match Day 3 of the competition at Sir John Guise Stadium Tuesday evening. Following their comprehensive win the All Whites are…

Get ready for plain packaging!

WORLD No Tobacco Day, on 31 May every year, highlights the burden of tobacco and tobacco-related harm. In Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), tobacco use is still a common habit. Between 25% and 75% of adult males, and 20% and 59% of adult females were current smokers according to data available for 14 PICTS…

SITCO’s bullying tactic

Dear Editor – I write to express my concern at the attitude of the staffs of Solomon Islands Tobacco Limited who for the past months have threatened us the market vendors. Since February this year staffs of Solomon Islands Tobacco Company Limited (SITCO) have been visiting us at the Kukum market purposely to preach one…

Unregulated private security industry

Dear Editor – A principal of a Honiara based private security business wrote to me the other day reminding me of advice I had once given him about the need for local security businesses to be properly regulated with legislative solutions similar to those in regional countries. It is quite a few years since I…

Unregulated private security industry

Dear Editor – A principal of a Honiara based private security business wrote to me the other day reminding me of advice I had once given him about the need for local security businesses to be properly regulated with legislative solutions similar to those in regional countries. It is quite a few years since I…