LUAPEL chiefs want Bêche-de-mer ban out

CHIEFS from Luaniua and Pelau islands in the Malaita Outer Islands are calling on the government to lift the bêche-de-mer ban so that they can harvest their resource to earn income to support their families. Chairman of the LUAPEL House of Chiefs Hugo Viauli and his assistant Bartholomew Kolo told the Solomon Star that the…

Makira for Australia bushfire fundraiser this weekend

HONIARA-BASED people of Makira-Ulawa Province last week raised more than $10,000 towards the bushfire victims in Australia. And they have extended their sympathy to those affected and have suffered the brunt of the recent bushfires. Last weekend’s fundraiser, held at the grounds of the National Museum, was their first. They are staging another fundraiser this…

Work on MUPG wharf on Ugi starts

WORK on one of Makira Ulawa Provincial Government wharves has started at NgotaNgota Beach at Selwyn Bay on Ugi Island. Member for Ugi Ward of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly, Henry Rata says work on the Waimasi Wharf, as it will be known, started Wednesday (March 11) soon after all the necessary equipment was dropped…

MSG to observe Vanuatu polls

DEPUTY chairman of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Freddie Bosoboe is among the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) observer team picked to observe next week’s elections in Vanuatu. The team was selected at the invitation of the Vanuatu Government. The MSG Observer Group will be led by former Foreign Affairs Minister of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. …

SIPA funds repair of Choiseul Bay school

SOLOMON Ports on Friday handed over $105,000 to Choiseul Bay Provincial Secondary School of Choiseul Province. The fund will go towards the full repair and renovation of the school’s kitchen and dining hall building, which has been in a dire state for decades.  A cheque was handed over to the school’s principal Murray Rotoava by…

No arrest yet

NO arrest has been made yet since the body of a 68-year-old Temotu man was found beside the road at Guadalcanal Plains on February 29. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said investigations are continuing and police are still calling on the public and community at Guadalcanal Plains for information. “I call upon the public and…

Limoki signs with Scots College

THE country’s National U-17 player Barrie William Limoki has secured a one-year scholarship to study at Scot College, New Zealand. Solomon Islands Football Federation’s (SIFF’s) Media & Marketing Officer, Simon Abana who helped facilitate Limoki’s application confirmed this to Star Sports yesterday after their submission was approved. “Scots College has approved Limoki’s application to do…

Weekend U-19 TSL matches deferred 

FOUR Telekom S-League (TSL) U-19 matches set for this weekend at the Lawson Tama stadium have been postponed. TSL Competition Manager, Junior Siosi confirmed this to Star Sports, Friday. “All TSL U-19 matches for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday will not take place,’’ he said. “This is due to bad weather experienced in the country.…

Konofilia blasts SIFF

ROYALS Football Academy founder Joel Konifilia has again lashed out at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) for not taking quick action against a Solomon Warriors player who reportedly punched a Henderson Eels player during the previous Telekom S-league (TSL) season. Konofilia stated that SIFF must act quickly since it is the same issue that…