Kurukuru $5k richer

Members of the Kurukuru team has received an additional $5000 each payment reward for their recent victory in the Oceania Futsal Championship. This time it came from the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), one of the main sponsors. This is apart from government’s $10, 000 per head. SIPA handed over $5000 cash to Kurukuru players…

U19 youth league kicks off

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) on Tuesday launched its U19 youth league in Honiara. The official opening was marked with a colourful parade from nine of the 10 teams that will take part in the competition at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Speaking at the Official launching ceremony, SIFF’s Vice President Edward Omokirio highlighted four important…

Volleyball course planned

The Volleyball Solomon Islands Federation (VSIF) will be organising a 5-day Volleyball Coaching Course Level , with the support of the FIVB and Olympic Solidarity between 21-25 March 2016 in Honiara. The course will be run by FIVB instructor David Smith from Australia. “We will be inviting 20 teachers and additional 10 with some volleyball…

Powerlifting has a new executive

THE newly introduced sport in the country Powerlifting has finally elected its office bearers to look after the affairs of the sport in the country. The election of the office bearers for the Honiara Powerlifting Association took place at the Multipurpose Hall on Sunday. The newly elected secretary of the association Peter Michael confirmed this…

Sir Peter Kenilorea

Dear Editor – Farewell Father of Solomon Islands – For God has called you to rest in His arms. Thank you Sir, for your vision, and the divine appointment to be the pioneer of all our political leaders in this country. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, love and diligent guidance in your tenure of…

NTU Director

Dear Editor – I think what was said in the media about NTU Director is very true. I personally believe he is very incapable and incompetent to manage this highest national training office. Even a 5-year-old kid can judge him that he lacks the technical and professional capabilities for this office. I wish to call…

Unprofessional action by police

Dear Editor – The Development Association of Tikopia and Anuta (DATA) has strongly criticised the Police Force on the use of guns to arrest non-violent citizens on Vanikoro Island early this month. The police actions on the use of guns for the arrest were unprofessional and uncalled for. Police are professionals in their job and…

Additional scholarships

Dear Editor – I want to thank the national government for the additional scholarship for SINU. However, there are some concerns that I want to put across about the additional scholarships. By looking at the scholarship it only provides tuition fees only. This prompted me to raise concern. My concern is about those students who…

NRDA’s land battle

IT is very worrying to follow and learn the undertakings of the Nende Resources Development Association’s (NRDA) and their fight over the registered land LR616 and LR716. This land has become a center of row between Zing Lin Timbers and Rolland Tang Timbers in the recent months. The two land plots hold a plantation that…