Landowners fight after court ruling

TWO landowning groups took on each other on the streets of Auki, Malaita, Tuesday afternoon after the Customary Land Appeals Court (CLAC) delivered its ruling on a land dispute case. They attacked and assaulted each other, sending shock waves through the township and forcing business houses to close as early as 3pm. The two groups…

The issue of ‘unexplained wealth’

INDEPENDENT Group leader Dr Derek Sikua wants the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) to investigate Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s real estate properties. The Solomon Star featured that story in Wednesday’s paper. Prime Minister Sogavare owned a number of properties in Honiara. Dr Sikua wanted the LCC to find out the sources of funding through which Mr…

Top 4 clash

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) —-The finals of the 2016 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori this weekend. This follows the completion of pool plays during the weekend which saw qualifiers Labasa playing Suva in the first semi-final on Saturday at 2pm followed by lone westerner Lautoka against hosts…

ECCL tourney underway

THE Ethnic & Cultural Championship League (ECCL) of the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus in Honiara is currently underway as competitions commences yesterday at the Multi-purpose hall. The organized competition is an annual event and marked as an important episode in the Centre’s (USP SI) calendar with the focus to unite…

Dwellers, Hekari in tough Champions League pools

Port Moresby (The National) – HEKARI United and the Lae City Dwellers have been drawn in tough pools for this year’s Oceania Football Confederation Champions League. According to the official draw for the new, expanded competition, Hekari is pooled in Group A with AS Magenta (New Caledonia), AS Central Sport (Tahiti) and qualifying stage runners-up,…

Samoa’s contribution to the Paralympics

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) —-The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro might be over, but with the completion of one tournament, another one is about to start on the 7th of September. With the Paralympic Games, the whole world is raising awareness for people with special needs from all areas of our planet. Samoa’s contribution to…

PNGRFL condemns violence

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) —- The PNG Rugby Football League has condemned the violence that took place after the Digicel Cup preliminary final between Mt Hagen Eagles and Agmark Gurias at the Sir John Guise stadium in Port Moresby. The PNG NRL will bring those involved whether players, officials or spectators to answer for their…

Jarryd Hayne can play for NSW and Fiji

SYDNEY, (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) —-Jarryd Hayne could still represent NSW even if he pledges his international allegiance to Fiji as rugby league’s Test eligibility rules look certain to undergo a major revamp. Hayne is an outside chance of making Australia’s Four Nations squad at the end of this year, but discussions have already commenced to…

Cuban trained doctors

Dear Editor – Again Solomon Star chose the above item as its head line news on its Monday August 29 issue. That article is a very serious issue in as far as the bilateral agreement with Cuba is concerned, SIG medical training policy, institutions involved and a host of other protocols. Some of us understand…