From grassroots to the top

WELLINGTON, (SUDAY STAR TIMES) – They are two of New Zealand rugby’s hottest prospects and they both came here on student visas to attend high school. Fiji’s Waisake Naholo and Tonga’s Malakai Fekitoa were quickly spotted by provincial talent scouts and were soon on a fast track to All Black stardom. Fekitoa won a scholarship…

New SIPA chairman

Dear Editor – I write to personally congratulate the SIPA new board chairman, former attorney general Mr Billy Titiulu for getting the job. A lawyer by profession is he, so no seke seke. At last, the responsible and accountable ministers had seen it fit to put the right man for the job on the job…

Response to Sasako’s article

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) is a Voluntary Association of lawyers who pay subscription fee to the Association. One of its roles is to endorse lawyers petition for Admission pursuant to the Legal Practitioner’s Act, and relevant rules. The SIBA consider petitions after the Registrar of the High Court requests SIBA’s…

War of words

Dear Editor – The battle of war of words between our two top leaders the likes of PM and the Dr Sikua, Leader of Opposition is no new story in our Solomon politics. It had happen almost every time a new government is formed. Nara wan bat no laek dadaon tu. They all want to…

Remembering the fallen

Dear Editor – Last week, on the occasion of Australia Day, the resident Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Andrew Byrne, presented a prestigious Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers medallion to Mr. James Tungi from East Guadalcanal on behalf of his late uncle, Tunggi Villia, who had served as a Solomon Scout during the occupation of the…

Boxing back in action

The Honiara Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) has officially kicked off boxing competition for this year over the weekend. A total of 11 bouts were staged at the Multipurpose Hall to mark the commencement of the competition in the country after being revived late last year. Quite a few fighters made their first debut in the…

Senior squad lost first friendly match

The Solomon Islands national men’s football team lost 4-1 to Australia’s Sydney FC in their first friendly match last Sunday. A lone goal from Solomon Warrior’s striker, Dennis Ifunaoa could not help the national side to beat the A-League powerhouse Sydney FC. This is the first of three friendly matches the squad will play in…