Tension murder accused acquitted

THE man who faced charges for the death of three people during the height of the ethnic tension in 2003 has been acquitted. This was after the court found no evidence against John Meti yesterday during a short form preliminary inquiry. After going through the committal papers, Principal Magistrate found no evidence to sustain the…

Offer of help rejected

Hospital theatres remain closed A KIND-HEARTED donation that should get the two closed operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) up and running within a week was turned down over the weekend. Tropic Glass and Aluminium (TGA) Limited, a locally owned company, was shocked last Saturday when its offer to renovate the two closed…

Touch comp deferred for this weekend

THE Henderson Hammer Heads Rugby Club has postponed its Touch Rugby competition for this weekend. This was due to the heavy rain fall experienced in the capital over the weekend. The ‘Touch Day Out’ touch rugby competition is the first of a series of rugby events to kick off the HHH 2016 calendar. It will…

More locals certified as hockey coach

About 26 officials of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) are now certificate holders of the Oceania Hockey Coach level 1. They officially received their Certificate of Accreditation on Tuesday from the president of SIHF Nihal Seneviratne yesterday at the SIM sports grounds. Nihal said the recipients’ final received their Certificates after successfully completed a…

Kurukuru hailed

THE President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne has joined the mad Kurukuru fans and supporters in the country and abroad in congratulating the boys for the second victory Tuesday. Senevirantne stressed this to Star Sports in an interview yesterday. “On behalf of SIHF I would like to congratulate the Kurukuru boys…

Kurukuru soars, New Zealand is next

Solomon Islands national futsal men’s team, Kurukuru has done it again, another win in the Oceania Futsal Championship. This time an impressive 5-1 win over New Caledonia who suffered their first defeat following their win against the host Fiji with a similar score margin 5-1 on Monday. New Caledonia looked sharp and united as they…

Job not yet done

KURUKURU Captain Elliot Ragomo says the job of defending the title is not yet done after their second win, Tuesday. The reigning OFC Futsal champions won their second match comfortably with a 5-1 win over New Caledonia at the Vodafone Arena last night in Suva. There are three games left to play and Ragomo said…

Isabel govt welcomes SPO’s move

ISABEL provincial government has welcomed South Pacific Oil’s (SPO) move to open up two agents in Kia and Buala. This is part of SPO sales and marketing strategy to bring the service to the people with affordable price in petrol and diesel. Premier James Habu told SPO officials in Buala that the business does not…

Interplast team to visit Solomon Islands

An Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) nurse education team will visit the Solomon Islands from 27 February – 4 March 2016. The team will be at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara to provide two concurrent training programs, one for local nursing staff and for the first time one focused on breast care.…