Pressing national issues

Dear Editor – “How best could energetic Solomon Islanders men and women, boys and girls on gender balance” address pressing national issues? It is always my prayer and hope, that in order to shoulder this nation ahead, we need to be more careful, generous and responsible citizens, right across this diverse scattered isle of the…

Nurses forum in Honiara

Dear Editor – In officially opening the 18th South Pacific Nurses Forum and 7th South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance Meeting in Honiara this week, the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, highlighted the core constraints and ongoing challenges in the Solomon Islands health sector. The Prime Minister referred in particular to problems in the…

Volleyball team returns with pride

It was an emotional moment following the arrival of the Women and men’s volleyball national volleyball teams who returned Tuesday with a bronze medal after defeating Cook Islands in the Oceania women volleyball zonal championship. A small crowd of family members were at the Honiara international terminal to  welcome and greeted our women’s team who…

New executive for SITTF

The Solomon Islands Table Tennis Federations (SITTF) has a new executive as of Wednesday. The new executive was elected during the SITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) held yesterday at the NOCSI Conference room, chaired by the president of Hockey and Archery, Nihal Seneviratne. The SITTF president Aldrin Bekala stands undefeated with the secretary general Elwin…

DOLPHIN CAGING

Operator identified A DOLPHIN captive centre police raided at Mbungana, Central Province, last Saturday was operated by the country’s only qualified veterinary Dr Baddeley Anita. Central Province premier Patrick Vasuni confirmed this to the Solomon Star. “…yes the province has granted Dr Anita a licence to keep dolphins at Mbungana,” MrVasuni said. “But this is…

Casino owner’s son acquitted

THE court on Tuesday found the son of the owner of the Pacific Casino hotel who allegedly tried to burn the hotel down not guilty of the allegation after a trial. Tommy Leong was therefore acquitted of the charges of two counts of arson, two counts of attempted arson and four counts of malicious damage.…

HOCKEY IN TOP AWARD RACE

Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) was amongst the shortlisted 2016 Hockey Revolution Awards. This was official announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) late last month.  “The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the shortlist for all of the Hockey Revolution Awards which will be presented at the Hockey Revolution Part 2 Conference in Dubai,’’…