Renbel 1, Volleyball champs

Renbel 1 squad came out as champions after beating a determined Kwara’ae 1 in a tight match in the men’s category Volleyball competition during the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Championship League 2016, Friday. The volleyball grand final matches were played at the outside courts next to the Multi-purpose Hall. The…

Never say down

U20 fight back to draw 2-2 with Tahiti The national U-20side kicked of their OFC campaign yesterday to a 2-2 draw against Oceania powerhouse Tahiti, in Vanuatu. They came from behind with two goals down to level the game in the second half. Tahiti led 2-0 at half-time, scoring their first goal in the 13th…

Fathers mark their day with sports in Honiara

Families across the country celebrated Father’s Day this weekend in many different ways. One of the events which took place in the capital over the weekend was the Solomon Star’s Special Fathers’ Day sports competition. More than 100 fathers took part in the day’s sports event held at the Telekom Recreational Area, east Honiara. Organisers…

Care centres given timely donations

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga handed over a total of $100,000 to two local charity organizations on Friday. The funds were raised during the celebration of Malaysia’s independence day in Honiara on Wednesday. Maelanga travelled to San Isidro Care Centre in Aruligho, North West Guadalcanal and the Christian Care Centre…

PM spotlights challenge to managing the ocean

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a key deep-seated challenge facing ocean conservation and management in the Pacific is human behavior. Sogavare told the one-day Pacific Ocean Summit of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in the Hawaiian capital, Honolulu, on Wednesday that ocean management is really not the challenge facing Pacific conservation efforts but…

Anglican archbishop visits Malaita

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, the Most Rev. George Takeli, paid his first visit to the Diocese of Malaita on Saturday. He was welcomed at Gwaunaru’u Airport by Malaitan Diocesan bishop, Right Rev. Sam Sahu. The visit, Archbishop Takeli’s first visit to Malaita since his election in February this year, was to…

USP director’s post to be advertised soon

The director’s post of the University of the South Pacific USP Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara will be advertised soon. This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor and President of the University (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra in an interview with the Sunday Star, Friday. “As required by our policy we will advertise the…

New PPF chief takes up role

The Participating Police Force (PPF) has a new commander after Mark Ney left the mission prematurely on medical grounds. John Tanti was introduced to the media during the weekly police conference on Thursday at the Rove Police headquarters after serving as commander here for about a month now. He will be here until the Regional…

SIMSA will not register MV Sitka here

MOI ship is ‘too old’ Marine authorities will not accept MV Sitka on its register even if those who purchase the Tongan registered vessel insisted on bringing it over here. Derek Saru, chief marine engineer, Compliance and Standards Division of the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety(SIMSA), stated this. He was responding to announcements Albert Wong of…