NOCSI impressed with response from federations

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) is impressed with the response of National Sports Federations (NFs) following a call to resume early training. Early this month, NOCSI president Martin Rara made a call to all NFs to resume trainings in preparations for upcoming sports competitions both regional and international. “Following the call, many…

Taekwondo returns to the ring

Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union SITU is calling on the national taekwondo team to resume its training this week in preparation for the upcoming international tournaments this year. SITU Secretary General John Alick made the call yesterday for athletes who represented the country in the recent Pacific Games to attend training starting this morning. Alick said…

Self-employment and private business support

Dear Editor – The Prime Minister Manasseh, Sogavare, last week commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was reported speaking last Friday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, in east Honiara. “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend…

Keeping election pledges

Dear Editor – Last week saw the new British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Chris Trott, make a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. In a subsequent press release from the office of the Prime Minister, it was reported that the PM had spoken about the Democratic Coalition for Change…

Fake medical clearances

Dear Editor – The allegation (SStar No.6080) by Director of NTU, who stated“…NTU did not want fake medical clearances.  Past students pay various doctors to do their health clearances, which was cheating” is a ridiculous sweeping and incriminating immature statement. Whilst I have no concern about designating Honiara International Medical Centre to undertake medical clearance…

Amicale defends decision, Toata apologised

The manager of Vanuatu’s Amicale Football Club, Andrew Leong has hit back at head coach of the Solomon Islands men’s national football squad, Moses Toata saying he has never stopped any player from their national duties. Toata on Monday expressed disappointment against Vanuatu’ Amicale FC manager, Andrew Leong’s for “luring three of the country’s national…

Boxing to resume bouts

Boxing fans and supporters will witness the first boxing actions for this year when the Honiara Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) resumed bouts on Saturday, January 30. This was confirmed by the Honiara Amateur Boxing Association. The HABA calls on all participating clubs to report to the HABA Office to confirm that their boxers are ready…

Coach unhappy

Fate of Naka, Kini, Nawo for Aussie tour on the line The head coach of the national men’s football team, Moses Toata has expressed disappointment against Vanuatu’ Amicale FC manager, Andrew Leong for luring three of the country’s national players ahead of their Australian tour. Toata told Star Sports yesterday that Amicale has requested for…