Water rate rise

CUSTOMERS of Solomon Water are expected to see changes in their water bills as of this month. This followed a 5 per cent increase in tariff Solomon Water had introduced, effective as from 1 January 2019. Customers in Honiara, Tulagi, Auki, and Noro will be affected by this latest increase. Chief Executive Officer Ian Gooden…

Manetoali to take plea next

OUTGOING Member for Parliament for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali, is likely to take his plea to the conversion charge against him on February 5. His matter was mentioned in court, Tuesday where it was heard that prosecution has now obtained outstanding disclosures. The prosecution had also mentioned they will be particularizing the charge of one count…

GOOD SHOWING

Anti-corruption efforts yield positive results By ANDREW FANASIA SOLOMON Islands is the only country in the Asia Pacific region that improved its score the most from 2017-2018 with plus 5 points in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) That’s according to Transparency Solomon Islands ‘Iron Lady’ Ruth Liloqula. The CPI is a compilation of the results…

Boso clarifies Suva FC move 

  SOLOMON Islands national defender Michael Boso described his move to Suva FC as a way out to help maintain his confidence. Boso told Star Sports that this is because he was not given enough play time during his time with Team Wellington. He said though he played in many friendly matches, he was not…

Taekwondo releases training squad

  THE Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (SITU) has released the names of athletes for the training squad, in preparation for the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa this year. The training squad comprises of, 22 men and 12 women. According to Instructor and coach, Derick Afu these athletes were selected from the previous Solomon Games and…

“GOOD GOVERNANCE IS KEY”

GOOD Governance is the key to success in all sports, says Project Coordinator of the Oceania Paralympic Committee (OPC), Christopher Nunn. Mr Nunn highlighted this during a three-day workshop he facilitated in Honiara, for para-athletes, coaches and members of the Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee (SINPC). “Without good governance, you cannot get results in sport,’’…

SIRUF names PG training squad

SOLOMON Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) has announced their training squad for the upcoming 2019 Pacific Games. The upcoming Pacific Games will be held in Samoa, July 2019. The extended training squad consists of 35 players will be undergoing vigorous training sessions under the leadership of Philip Campbell and Alivereti Mocelutu with the support of…

SINFED sets target on 2023

THE Solomon Islands Netball Federation (SINFED) is setting its focus beyond 2019, eyeing the 2023 Pacific Games. SINFED president, Noelyn Luahiti stated that SINFED continues with its Plan to get to the final play off at the Pacific Games 2023 in Honiara.  Last December, SINFED facilitated its Corporate Plan 2019 – 2023.  A few veteran…

Training for election officers underway

A THREE days training for the Election Managers (EM) and Returning Officers (RO) is currently underway in Honiara, leading up to the 2019 National General Elections. The workshop started on Monday.  A total of 10 EM and 50 ROs representing each constituency have participated in the training with other 10 accountant officers for each province. In…