Veke is new Guadalacanal premier

Anthony Veke, provincial member for Tangarare Ward has elected as Premier for Guadalcanal Province. He replaced Bartholomew Vavanga who was ousted in a no confidence motion, and outnumbered his colleague contestant, Rolland Seleso by twelve to nine at a secret ballot box yesterday. Veke who has held the Premier’s position a few times already with…

Kirakira hospital gets help from SPO

KIRAKIRA hospital in Makira Ulawa province received a timely assistance from South Pacific Oil Company last Friday. SPO team led by Sales and Marketing manager, William Watepuru traveled over to the provincial capital and handed two drums petrol, compressor nebuliser, oxygen trolley, wrist blood pressure monitor, stethoscope and personal scale. Mr Watepuru said this was…

SPO backs FM Campbell

FM Campbell Memorial Community High School in Kirakira, Makira Ulawa province has praised South Pacific Oil (SPO) for its donation on Monday. SPO donated 30 singlets, one drum petrol and two carton of A4 papers. School principal, Edward Poroaki said, the shirts will be used by its athletic team for the upcoming Inter-Kakamora schools carnival…

Friendly showdown today

AFTER weeks of waiting, the day has finally arrived to witness the Solomon Islands national men’s football team taking on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) national side in the first of two friendly matches. This match will kick off at 3pm today at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Hundreds of football fans and supporters are expected…

‘Islanders skillful footballers’

THE former Danish footballer, coach and manager and the current head coach of the Papua New Guinea national men’s football team says Pacific players are skilful just like European players. Flemming Seritslev made this statement yesterday when responding to media query on how he can distinguish the standard of football in the Pacific compared to…

Easter road race this Saturday

Athletics Solomon Easter Road Race, branded as Credit Corp/ LKP Easter Road Race challenge is set to be staged this Saturday for interested athletes in and around Honiara. Junior Robert Anisi of the Athletics Solomon confirmed this to Star Sports yesterday. “Athletics Solomon will host the Credit Corp/ LKP Easter Road Race challenge this Saturday,’’…

Students raised FJD$4k for cyclone victims

LOCAL students studying in various universities in Fiji have raised a total of FJD$4,805.00 equivalent to SBD$18,099.23 towards the victims of the recent tropical cyclone Winston. This was made known to the Solomon Star by the President of the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) at USP, Laucala campus. Richard Hou said the money raised was…

Ship wrecks yet to be returned

THE old wreckage from a sunken ship in the Malaita outer islands are yet to be returned to Dr Reginald Aipia, sources revealed. Speaking to the Solomon Star one of the local scuba divers who helped to salvage the suspected mineral objects from the sunken ship said their boss (Aipia) is still waiting to receive…

Opposition questions Guam FOPA selection

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is concerned that nepotism has influenced the list of cultural groups that will represent Solomon Islands in this year’s Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Opposition said they have received complaints from various cultural groups that they have been misled by the Culture &…