Dr Pollard: Nation cannot progress without women

The nation cannot progress in terms of economic growth and development if women continue to be left out from the government polices, Dr. Alice Pollard stressed this during the 40th Anniversary celebration of Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) on Tuesday. Presenting her remarks among the speakers of the event Dr. Pollard said women are…

CBSI launches new website

Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has launched its new official website this week during the event to mark the 40th Anniversary at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara. The launching was officiated by the Governor of CBSI Denton Rarawa after presenting his remarks on the past successes of CBSI as they inspired for a vibrant…

Hockey gets more support

THE Solomon Islands national hockey squads are receiving overwhelming support from business houses in the country ahead of their departure for Suva, Fiji this weekend to compete in the Hockey World Round League One. Heritage Park Hotel was the latest company to support the squads this round. The Hotel’s General Manager Sanjay Bhargava handed over…

HFA matches deferred

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has deferred all their matches for July 25th 2016. HFA confirmed this to Star Sports last night. “All our matches for premier division and division 1 and 2 will resume on the 25th of July 2016,’’ HFA said.   “This is to allow Solomon Games to use the fields that…

U-20 journey outlined

OFC: The eight teams taking part in OFC’s premier youth competition now know the path they must take in order to claim regional glory following the official draw for the OFC U-20 Championship. The teams, including the winner from this week’s OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary, have been drawn into two groups of four teams. Joining…

Eagle Futsal team boosted

The Malaita Eagle Futsal team on Wednesday received a new set of uniforms ahead of the 2016 Solomon Games. A big thanks to the visiting futsal team form Honiara Matax and Design Rights for donating the new set of uniforms. The team’s assistance coach Danny Belo told Star Sports in Auki that the Malaita Eagle…

Limited spaces for volley umpires

ONLY 10 spaces are available for men and women who wish to become national volleyball umpires. President of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki confirmed this to Star Sports in a statement yesterday.   “A reminder to those that are interested to attend the volleyball course that there are only 10 spaces available,’’…

Jones upsets top Pacific swimmer

Suva (Fiji Times) – AUSTRALIAN swimmer Cameron Jones defeated favourite Ryan Pini of Papua New Guinea in the men’s 50 metres butterfly event in the 2016 Oceania Swimming Championship Tuesday night at Damodar City National Aquatic Centre in Suva. Gold medallist Jones finished the race with a time of 24.27 seconds in front of silver…

Fiji team in camp

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Vodafone Fiji football squad players was assessed for injuries yesterday morning ahead of the first training session in preparation for the international friendly against Malaysia this Sunday. The national players marched into camp in Ba Tuesday night after returning from the first stage of the Vodafone Fiji FACT in Labasa.…

Samoa lay down early marker

OFC: Samoa have signaled their intentions at the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary tournament by overpowering neigbours American Samoa 5-0, while hosts Tonga and Cook Islands were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in the other match on the opening day. Kicking off proceedings against Cook Islands at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Nuku’alofa,…