23 for Fiji friendlies

TWENTY-three players will travel to Fiji for their two friendly matches. Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Technical Director, Spaniard Felipe Vega-Arango had revealed this. The players will travel for the two international friendly matches next week. Vega-Arango who is currently conducting trainings for the men’s national squad told Star Sports yesterday that they are currently…

SISAT FC shines in Taiwan

THE Solomon Islands Students in Taiwan football club (SISAT FC) had on Saturday made history after scooping the second place, and being awarded the fairest team trophy in one of the prestigious annual soccer tournaments, The African Cup, which gathered teams from Swaziland, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Zambia, Haiti and Taiwan. The eight teams that took…

Trio off to camp

Three Solomon Islands Swimming athletes will be part of a training camp in Okinawa, Japan next week. The trio, Clement Laviara, Eddie Iro and Angela Charles departed yesterday. They were accompanied by the NOCSI Vice president, Golden Kiloko, Coach Stans Beula and JICA Volunteer, Sho Yonahara. They will attend a two weeks training camp in…

Easter double murder

HUGE CASH MAY BE STOLEN Motive: to steal THE two men suspected of the double Easter murder may have gotten away with more than $600,000 in cash. Although investigators had found $290,000 in cash at the crime scene, they were unable to establish how much the killers got away with. Investigators believed the motive behind…

C’Wealth offers hope to voters who expect credible elections

The Commonwealth promotes democracy by deploying election observers, offering practical assistance to electoral commissions, and providing hands-on training to junior election officials, writes Commonwealth Secretary-General PATRICIA SCOTLAND. MOST of us remember the first time we voted. It is a rite of passage which marks political empowerment and passing into adulthood. With a pencil and a…

Transforming education with broadband connectivity

INTERNET access is essential in today’s hyper-connected world, and is particularly important for students perusing higher education at the university level. Broadband connectivity is transforming traditional education and improving instruction through more engaging, interactive coursework. The ability to easily access that content, and engage on social networks, has dramatically escalated the demand for high-quality internet…

Damages at Natagera village

Dear Editor – I was informed by mobile phone from Natagera village on Santa-Ana Island that on early Saturday morning 6th of May 2017 very rough seas associated with very strong winds and heavy rain badly devastated Natagera village shorelines, removing heaps of white sandy beaches and first line of sago palm houses were partly…

Time to regulate security firms

Dear Editor – By necessity, demand for security services has risen substantially after the ethnic tension era. Security firms emerged and increased in numbers as demand increased. That was a commendable development because the Police itself did not and does not have adequate capacity to ensure peace in every neighbourhood and within commercial and institutional…