U-16 training squad named

SOLOMON ISLANDS Football Federation (SIFF) has assembled 61 girls to fight for a place in the under-16 national team. SIFF Technical director, Patrick Miniti revealed the players on Wednesday to Star Sports. Mr Miniti said his selection team have indentified potential players and will run trails as of this weekend at Lawson Tama. “This is…

Street selling

Dear Editor – I used to feel the same way my friend James Taranoa is feeling now, when I walked those same streets. I felt anger taking over, every time I saw what James is seeing now and was thinking of lodging the same sentiments to the authorities. Some citizens in the past have raised…

Kava export to US

Dear Editor – According to a news item broadcast by Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on Monday this week, Kava growers in Vanuatu are currently struggling to meet increasing demands for the ‘noble’ kava variety in the United States. According to the news item, more than 100 kava bars have opened in the USA in…

USP students accommodation

Dear Editor – From my own observation, I’ve seen that USP Laucala Campus is one of the universities in the Pacific region that registered the highest number of student each year and mostly the regional students. The current issue that many students are now facing is the problem in terms of accommodation. For Solomon Islands…

Concern over junior officers

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Mighty GB FC united went down

The West Kwaraáe ward 3 soccer league champion GB United went down 3-1 to the underdogs Ailako FC in the Auki Soccer league over the weekend. GB United being dubbed as one of the favourites by spectators suffered a surprising defeat to give the boys from Bio, Buma and Gwaunaoa communities a lot to think…

Rape accused ready for plea

A MAN accused of breaking into a room at the King Solomon Hotel in Honiara and allegedly raped a girl last year is ready to take his plea. His lawyer Clifton Ruele from Public Solicitors’ Office on Wednesday confirmed to the court his client Michael Wanman Meke is ready to take his plea. A short…

SIPA CEO meets PM

The new Chief Executive Officer  (CEO)of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has pledged the revive the tainted images of the Honiara and Noro ports and put them back on the regional map as the best state-operated port in the Pacific region within the next six months. CEO Mr Eranda Kotelawala made the pledge when…

$10M health scandal

Prosecution yet to provide disclosures PROSECUTION is yet to provide full disclosures on the case of the five people charged in connection to the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Only partial disclosures were served to the defence counsels on Wednesday. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo adjourned the matter…

Hou: Cash flow crisis, a bad situation

Former Minister for Finance and Treasury and Member of Parliament (MP) for South Malaita Rick Hou stressed that it is really disappointing to see the country is experiencing cash flow problem, while in the first quarter of 2017. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview, Hou said the cash flow crisis is expected…