East Fataleka people want road fixed

The people of East Fataleka in Malaita Province are calling on the national government and the provincial government to recognize the manpower road, which is currently in a poor state. The road which was created some years back under the EEC provides the whole of East Fataleka the only means of road link to the…

Coach happy with training progress

Head coach of the Solomon Islands Paralympic team set to compete in the 2020 Queensland Athletics Track & Field Championships in Australia is happy with the level of progress his athletes have displayed so far. Mark Ologa told Star Sports since their arrival in Queensland the athletes have improved a lot in their training sessions…

Jagiri congratulated

THE President of the Oceania Paralympic Committee (OPC) Paul Bird has congratulated our golden boy Solomon Jagiri for securing his spot for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Jagiri secured his spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games during a qualifying event for Oceania Taekwondo held in Gold Coast over the weekend. “Congratulations to Solomon Jagiri for…

Gatton SI community set to support athletes

  THE local Solomon Islands community in Gatton, Australia will be rallying their support behind the Solomon Islands National Paralympic team when the 2020 Queensland Athletics Track & Field Championships will kick off on Thursday. The locals living in Gatton confirmed this to the team’s assistant coach Kevin Olea. “Local Solomon Islanders living in Gatton…

Panelists hit out at Minister’s actions

PANELISTS in a radio Talk-Back show united on Sunday to condemn the government’s move to borrow US$100 billion in loan from a mysterious Chinese broker called Terry Wong. Ruth Liloqula, executive director of Transparency Solomon Island; Edward Ronia, former Auditor General and Denton Rarawa, former Governor of Central Bank were panelists in the talk-back show…

Nauru teens arrested over death of local

TWO teenagers have been arrested and remanded in custody in the Republic of Nauru following the death of a young Solomon Islander last month. The teens aged 18 and 19 were remanded in the District Court of Nauru after their arrest on 15 and 16 February. They were facing assault-related charges but maybe charge for…

China wants travel ban reconsidered

HEAD of the Chinese Embassy Taskforce in Solomon Islands Yao Ming wants the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to ease the travel restriction to allow their diplomat officials to travel to Solomon Islands. The travel ban was placed by SIG in early February 2020 after the coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak in Wahun, China, towards the end of…