Rugby yet to submit final list

The deadline for National Sports Federations (NFs) has passed and Solomon Islands Rugby League is the only sport that has yet to submit its final list after the deadline for submission on March 31. This was confirmed by the administration officer/chairperson, Solomon Islands Athlete Commission National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI), Francis Manioru. He…

Volleyball squad to be named soon

The announcement for the final volleyball squad for the Pacific Games will be announced this weekend. Walter Tesuatai, the vice president of Solomon Islands volleyball federation told Star Sports yesterday the announcement will be made during the presentation of prizes for the Easter national volleyball championship. The presentation of awards will be held at the…

A vulnerable Pacific region

THE recent devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu was another reminder of the vulnerability of the Pacific region to natural disasters. The road to recovery following a disaster is so often a long one requiring a huge commitment of time, energy and resources. Of course, Solomon Islands has not been immune from the impact…

New Awards to MPs

ALL Members of Parliament are now entitled to life pensions under latest awards approved by the Parliament Entitlements Commission. Previously, those who served for only a term in parliament are not entitled to pension. But under a new award the commission approved recently, a MP who served a term is entitled to a life pension…

Son cleared of father’s death

A MAN accused of the murder of his father at Gilbert Camp, Honiara last month, has been freed yesterday. This was after Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo acquitted James Hou, following insufficient evidence to link him with his father’s death. He said according to the evidence, witnesses confirmed the deceased has a history of having fits.…

Accused discharged of murder

A MAN has been discharged of a murder case on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. This is to allow police carry out further investigation into the case. Isaac Para was discharged of the murder charge which means he may be charged once further investigation is complete. He is co-accused with Stanley Gitoa and Alphy…

Australian athlete instructor happy with training

THE Australian instructor engaged to train the local athletic squad is impressed with the progress of training so far. Terry West, the President of Oceania Athletics Coaches Association (OACA) is currently assisting the Athletics Solomon Islands’ squad in preparation for three major events that are coming up this year. The events are the Oceania Athletics…

West: Proper running tracks needed

The President of the Oceania Athletics Coaches Association (OACA), Terry West is calling on the national government to consider building a proper running tracks for athletics in the country. West highlighted this during an interview with Star Sports on Tuesday. He is currently assisting the athletics squad in preparation for major athletic events that are…

Aimela tops league

Aimela football club (FC) is currently sitting on the top spot in the Our Telekom Malaita capital soccer league which is underway in Auki Malaita province. The league is now in round three and all teams have already played three matches each. Aimela FC is leading the table with nine (9) points after winning all…