Futsal youth teams on a mission

OUR national Under-12, 14 and U-17 futsal sides left the country last Friday on a mission to the 2018 Australian National Futsal Championships in Canberra. The championships will be held at Australian Institute of Sport, Australian National University, Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium, and University of Canberra for two weeks. Two time champions, U-12 are on…

Police probe croc killing

POLICE in Western Province are investigating the death of man in his 20’s who was allegedly attacked by a crocodile just outside Barasipo Village about 20 metres outside from the shore of Vonavona Lagoon. It is alleged the man went on a diving trip with another man on Thursday evening during which he was attacked…

Farming mud crabs

Retired Archbishop ventures into conservation efforts By RONALD TOITO’ONA SEA foods are seemingly the most expensive foodstuff in hotels, restaurants, and other eateries in Honiara and the provinces. During Star National Magazine’s recent trip to Kia district in Isabel Province, I caught up with the retired Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) Archbishop David Vunagi. Bishop…

Men urged to change attitude

By LYNNISSHA RUNA Minister for Women, Youth and Children’s Affairs Freda Tuki has urged husbands and boyfriends to start changing their behaviours towards women. She said they must change their behaviours towards their wives and girlfriends and find non-violent solutions to their intimate problems and family issues. Tuki made the statement recently in Honiara during…

Council to enforce law

No minors in buses By CHARLEY PIRINGI Minors will not be allowed to work as “conductors” in public buses under new measures the Honiara City Council has come up with. That’s according to deputy mayor and chairman of the Honiara City Bus Routes Regulation Taskforce Eddie Ngava. Ngava stated this on Friday when the council…

POLICE: QUIET FESTIVE SEASON

POLICE have recorded 2017 Christmas and New Year season as very peaceful compared to previous ones. Supervising Commissioner Juanita Matanga said the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has observed a lot of good behaviour from our people this festive season. “We have observed there have been a lot of very good behaviour by our…

BY-ELECTION SET DOWN

Gizo-Kolombangara voters to elect new leader this year By EDDIE OSIFELO  CONSTITUENTS of Gizo-Kolombangara in Western Province are expected to go to the polls this year to elect their new leader. This is necessary after the High Court last November declared the election of Jimson Tanangada in the 2014 national elections null and void. The…

16 babies born on New Year’s Day

SIXTEEN babies were born on New Year’s Day at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. That’s four more from the12 that were recorded on New Year’s Day last year. NRH’s Clinical Nurse Consultant and Midwife Doris Dudley told the Solomon Star yesterday eight of the babies were female, while another eight were male. “All…