Pikinini soccer to continue on

The SWIRE pikinini program will continue during this school holiday. HFA General Secretary Leonard Paia confirmed this to Sunday Sports last Saturday. “Despite the school holiday the pikinini program will continue,’’ he said. Paia said so far the program has significantly improved. “Since the program was introduced, basic understanding of football has been very obvious…

Leaders urged to support sport

A senior teacher and sport master of Namoia Community High School (NCHS) along Kwaibaita Valley, east Malaita, says lack of support from leaders is the main hindrance to sport development in the area. Wilson Jr Wanofafia told Sunday Star yesterday. “We have a lot of talented youths here but the problem is we lack support…

Hockey squads jet out

The national hockey squads jet out to Fiji last Saturday for the Hockey World League Round One, set to kick off from the 28th June to 3rd July. The squads comprised of 18 players for both men and women’s team, with six officials. Hockey President Nihal Senevirantne told Sunday Sports prior to their departure that…

Race on for U19 top spots

THE race for the U19 top spots continues as top contender Real Kakamora FC edged its way closer to leaders Marist FC. Kakamora reduced the gap yesterday following their default victory over Western United. The much needed win gave them 34 points but still remain 4 points behind the current league leaders Marist FC who…

Two SIEC officers visit Nepal election office

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has completed a fact-finding mission to Nepal as part of its continuing efforts to improve election management in Solomon Islands. Acting Chief Operations Officer, Frederick Bosoboe and IT Manager David Ramosea spent four days at the Electoral Commission of Nepal (ECN), where they discussed a range of issues including…

Arsonist jailed

A MAN who threatened a mother and her children with a gun before setting their house alight has been jailed for three years in the Honiara Magistrates Court. Richard Rava pleaded guilty on a previous court hearing to the charges of arson, criminal trespass, intimidation and purchasing, acquiring or possession of firearm or ammunition without…

Ruling on July 1

RULING in relation to the voir dire (trial within a trial) conducted on the case of the public a officer accused of stealing more than $ 28, 000 from the national government will be handed down, July 1. After the ruling, a date will then be fixed for the trial proper in this matter. Two…

Young leaders leave for Myanmar

TWO members of the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) in Honiara will leave for Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday. Clarine Toki and Betty Sam will be in Myanmar for a week, attending an Asia-Pacific regional training for young women leaders. “Young Women Lead Change” was the theme of the training. Ms Toki said they are happy to…

First urban summit here

THE Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey is hosting a National Urban Conference in Honiara from 27 to 29 June. This is the first time such a conference will be held in Solomon Islands, and a range of Ministry, Provincial, and international representatives are scheduled to present. Director of Physical Planning in the Ministry of…