HNA prepares for 2016 events

The Honiara Netball Association (HNA) will be rolling out its first program for this year as of next month. HNA confirmed this to Star Sports in a statement yesterday. “HNA executive has started preparations for the 2016 events which is set to kick off next month with a Pikinini coaching clinic for girls aged 6…

Vuhokesa ward Easter tournament

VUHOKESA Ward Easter tournament is set to take place next week 26th Marchat the Honiara high school playing ground. The tournament will feature seven aside soccer knockouts and volleyball challenges for sports men and women in and around Honiara. The tournament invites all sport men and women from eleven wards in Honiara city to come…

Scholarship saga

Dear Editor – I write to contribute my analysis on the response the Hon MP for West Makira constituency Derick Manu’ari clarification attempt to Mr. Charlie Kieu’s article in this paper issue. No 1122. First I appreciate Hon. Manu’ari’s attempt to make clarification because he is the center of the mess so to speak. Reading…

Hefty bonus revealed

THE alleged huge bonus payout to Board members of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) received from the controversial Ports CEO, Colin Yow was said to be true. It was disclosed that new SIPA Board members were paid an annual bonuses of between $150, 000 and $170, 000 apiece – without the Board’s approval. Mr…

Opposition backs 2023 Games bid

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has thrown its support towards the country’s bid to host the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara. Two countries are bidding for the event, they are Solomon Islands and Tahiti. Yesterday Acting and Deputy Opposition Leader Rick Hou has expressed his support on behalf of the Opposition Group. A statement from the…

Games president meets DPM

The Pacific Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan has started the first part of his visit by meeting with the Solomon Islands Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Manasseh Maelanga yesterday. However the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) have not revealed the outcome of the meeting but revealed they will…

Pacific Games top officials here

Two of the top officials of the Pacific Games Council (PGC), President Vidhya Lakhan and Executive Director, Andrew Minoque have arrived in the country. The two were met by the Interim Organizing Committee and NOCSI Officials upon arrival yesterday. The purpose of their visit is for the PGC to make a more complete assessment of…