Conservation groups get help

TWO turtle conservation groups in the country have received support from the government this week. Marau Community Nesting Beach Conservation from Guadalcanal province and Haevo-Kulona Foundation Conservation from Isabel on Tuesday received sets of stationeries and field –monitoring equipment from the environment and conservation Division in Honiara. The handing over was conducted by the director…

Duff school calls for help

TETOLI community high and primary school on Duff island in Temotu Province is calling on Solomon Island Government(SIG)and aid donors to help improve their school infrastructure on the Island. The school was badly affected by the recent cyclone Pam which hit the island early this year. Pam pulled down some of the classrooms and staff…

Telekom communication needed in Utupua

UTUPUA islanders in Temotu province have appealed to both Solomon Telekom and Bmobile/Vodafone companies to extend their communication network services to the island. They said, both telecommunication firms are cordially invited to construct communication network towers on the island so they too can access  communications to the rest of the global community. Temotu Provincial member…

Duff appeals for health support

ISLANDERS living on the far eastern island of Duff in Temotu province have raised concern over the deteriorating state of their only rural clinic. And they call on both the national and provincial government to step in to improve the infrastructure of their rural clinic. A visit by the Solomon Star to the clinic fortnight…

Police probes gate arson

Police is now investigating the allegedly burning of the FOPA village entry gate at Panatina, East Honiara over the weekend. A spokesman from the criminal investigation department (CID) at Naha said, the case was reported to them on Sunday after the incident had happened. “The burning down of the iconic gate at FOPA village at…

BSP boost 3×3 teams

The Bank South Pacific (BSP) Bank in Honiara has thrown support for the country’s first ever 3×3 basketball squad who will represent the country at the Gold Coast 3×3 Basketball championship next week. The assistance consists of T/Shirts, Water bottles and bags. “A big thank you to BSP bank management for the timely sponsorship as…

AFL challenge

As preparations for the much anticipated Big Meat Pie are gearing up, expats have laid down the challenge to the National team, with strong showings at training in the last few weeks. A statement from the SIAFL stressed although Peter Nuku and Francis Ramo have been leading the way with impressive efforts at KG Oval…

Womens & High School Rugby

Women’s rugby 7s competition The fixture for this Thursday women’s rugby 7s competition has been rescheduled for Friday 4th September at Panatina field. Organisers said, the games are as follows: 1st match will kick off at 4:30pm – Royals Blues vs Tandai Stormers; 2nd match will kick off at 4:50pm – West side Tigers vs…

U12 Futsal trials set for Friday

THE trails for 15 men training squad for the Solomon Islands national U12 futsal team will take place at the Multipurpose Hall this Friday. Solomon Islands Sports Coalition (SISC) official Michael Bate’e confirmed this to Star Sports in an interview yesterday. “We would like to urge all the 55 selected players to attend our first…

Water bottle price up

THE current fine weather which results in little rainfall has seen the demand for water bottle going up over the past weeks. Reports said, most shops have experienced a hike in price due to demand for water. Bottled water factory are reportedly in mass production. The dry spell had forced many families to buy cartons…