Shortland’s soccer maestro

Should  there be someone that the Shortland Islands soccer fanatics’ can be proud of, this must be 31- year-old Gabriel Kaveri. The young lad of Ghaomae village in the inner Shortland group of islands is making followers big time during last year’s Solomon Cup. He was a defender who always find a place into Alec…

Allen: next stage will be tough

Marist FC coach Jerry Allen says the next stage of the Oceania Champions League will be tough but they are ready to take on the challenge. Allen told the local media after the group D matches on Friday that playing at home was an advantage, but playing abroad will be tough. “We know it will…

Tip Off Basketball showdown

The Tip Off Basketball Challenge will continue today at the Multipurpose Hall with the final group matches and the final playoffs. Eleven matches are scheduled across men’s and women’s divisions to round out the Tip Off Challenge for 2018.  Matches today are expected to be tough as all teams are determined to move on for…

Young rugby squad named

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) Technical team has named the final 12 for the national team to compete in the Oceania Rugby Olympic Qualifiers in Sydney, Australia, on the April 20th and 21st. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation Technical team on Friday. The 12 players and three non-travelling…

The Rain

Dear Editor – Please publish the following:   The weather man predicted fine The reality is like a dolphin Meandering with the current flow Eating all that meet its part    This morning; the torrential was heavy Pushing all the lead, mercury and arsenic From the dust formed many centuries Back when the Japanese and…

NZ to increase aid to the Pacific

Dear Editor – Quoting Radio New Zealand International – 2 March 2018 “In a speech to the LOWY Institute in Sydney this evening, Mr Peters said New Zealand was a Pacific country, linked by history, culture, politics, and demographics. “In many respects the Pacific is where New Zealand matters more, wields more influence, and can…

Short vs Laore

Dear Editor – On your viewpoint column on Monday 26 March, 2018, Frank Short responded to Ms. Caroline Laore’s thought on TRC delay. In his opinion Mr Short seemed to localize Laore’s view on the rationale stated for having a division in police force then, and he further elaborated on his personal inputs portrayed in…

The pursuit of peace

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Government has once again re-affirmed its pursuit of peace for the ongoing progress, security and stability of the island nation. I have commented on the challenges that the government faces in bringing about the desired result, but I have never touched upon the fact that where politics has previously…

The plight of local pilots

Dear Editor – A million dollar question that we have been asking ourselves of late is “Are local pilots really inferior and incompetent compared to foreign pilots?” The above question begs an answer from the responsible bureaucrats currently posing as our administrators who are milking us dry at the top of the food chain. As…

Hearts of Hope

Dear Editor – Last Friday the Island Sun newspaper featured two articles, complete with illustrations, of the inspirational work being done in Malaita by the charity Hearts of Hope HOH) in caring for well over a thousand young orphans and elderly widows. It was reported that the charity is already supporting 42 programmes across the…