Star journalist to East West Center

Solomon Star Chief of Staff Ednal Palmer is among five Solomon Islanders selected for the 2015 Pacific Islands Leadership internship in East West Center in Hawaii and Taiwan. The others are Jimmy Panasa Executive Personal Secretary (EPS) of the Ministry of Planning, Henry Kiniki Project Coordinator of Arnavon Community Marine Conservation, Bradley Lenga Director Internal…

Netball World Cup: Australia Diamonds looking ahead to semi-finals in championship defence

ABC/AAP: The Diamonds are starting to assemble a game plan for Saturday’s Netball World Cup semi-final, fully aware that Jamaica is shaping as the likely opponent. Australia’s 66-31 ravaging of South Africa in Sydney on Wednesday night guaranteed the defending world champions a top-two finish in their qualification pool, after having also beaten England. With…

G’Day film fest starts

The Australian High Commission’s annual film festival kicked off at the Art Gallery Grounds in Honiara last night and attracted a huge crowd. The event featured the popular Australian movie – Paper Planes. Acting Australian High Commissioner, Dr Dave Peebles, said it was good to see families having a free, fun night out and enjoying…

PM urged to sack minister, SSPM

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister to sack his Forestry Minister Bodo Dettke and Special Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Rence Sore. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition said the Prime Minister should remove his Forestry Minister as serious allegations levelled against him relating to his involvement, influence and interest in…

Maelanga on PM’s trip to Malaita day

Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group has described the proposed trip by Prime Minister (PM) to Malaita, Friday for the province’s second appointed day celebration, Friday as a visit with empty promises. Expressing his disappointment yesterday Manasseh Maelanga MP for East Kwara’ae described Sogavare’s trip as; “an empty visit full of false promises.” Mr Maelanga…

Malaita provincial assembly supports Govt’s decision on staged limited re-amament of RSIPF

THE Malaita Provincial Executive and members of the Malaita Provincial Assembly have expressed support for the decision by the national government for a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.      This followed a presentation on the project by representatives of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Service; the Royal Solomon…

JFK stadium opening

After five years of waiting a date has been announced for the opening of the JFK Football Stadium in Gizo, Western Province. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has set the date December 8 for the opening of the stadium which will coincide with the Western Province Second Appointed Day. It will be marked with…

Netball action continues

THE Honiara Netball Association league mid-week matches continued, Wednesday at the Lawson Tama netball courts with two entertaining games. The main match of the day saw Souvania netball team worked home with a successful victory against NG BEES for Premier Reserve battle. Souvania thrashed their opponent in a thrilling battle with a 61-41 score line.…

Guadalcanal, Central to semi

GUADALCANAL and Central Provinces have booked their spot for semi-final matches of the SIFF womens U16 Invitational championship currently taking place at the SIFF Academy. According to SIFF Women Development Officer Diana Justus, Guadalcanal earned their spot after defeating Koloale FC 3-0, Marist FC 1-0 and draw their final pool game 0-0 against Hana FC,…

3×3 teams prepare for debut

Solomon Island will send a men’s and women’s 3×3 basketball squad to compete at the ever first ever FIBA Oceania 3×3 Open Zone Championship in Southport, Gold Coast, Australia. The competition will start on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September12 and 13. This is an Oceania event and will see teams from all over the…