Beach Eagles soar

Malaita wins gold in beach soccer tournament The Malaita Beach Eagle soccer team has snatched gold after winning 2016 the Solomon Games beach soccer tournament on Monday. The final was played at the Waikiki beach, commonly known as Mamanawata beach soccer pitch. Malaita concluded its undefeated campaign with an impressive 6-4 final result against Western…

Beach volley semi-finals today

The beach volley ball semi-final matches today will be exciting and tough for the players at the Waikiki beach (Mataniko river mouth). The semi-finals for both women and men qualifying teams today will determine their places for grand final in their respective categories. For women first semi-final, Renbel will take on Guadalcanal at 9am to…

Tu Ata games end

The Sikaiana communities in Honiara has concluded their annual sports get together episode known as Tu Ata Games. This year was the fourth time they host their tourney which usually coincided with the country’s Independence Day. A spectacular ceremony with a colourful prize presentation and cultural entertainments was staged over the weekend at the Sikaiana…

Va’a federation proposed

Following much anticipation, the Solomon Islands Va’a Federation is soon to be formally established in the country. This was according to the Interim president, Eric Chow. In his remarks Mr Chow said, following the success of Va’a as a recognised competitive sport in the  Pacific Games in 2015 – Solomon Islands will be stepping up…

Wisil blazes in 100m

FIJI SUN – TOEA Wisil became Paciifc Island nations’ first female track and field athlete to qualify on merit for this year’s Rio Olympics. She didn’t need to as she had already got a Rio spot as one of two PNG athletes on the universality rule – which allows restricted numbers from weaker countries automatic…

PNG netball names U21 squad

Port Moresby (The National) – THE national selectors announced a train-on squad for the Papua New Guinea Under-21 netball team to compete at the Oceania qualifiers. The qualifiers are in September in New Zealand for the World Youth Cup hosted by Botswana from July 8-16, next year. The players, who were selected from the national…

PM hits back

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has refuted insinuations by former Parliamentarian, Mr Nolen Leni and the Leader of the Independent Group, Hon Derek Sikua that he was involved in events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup. The Leader of the Independent Group has insinuated in a media statement that the Prime Minister was…

Revenue Loss

Delays in the High Court deprives govt of “Millions” in log export taxes Protracted delays in promptly dealing with cases involving logging companies have prompted calls for the “realignment” of the High Court to ensure its integrity is not compromised. “These delays are costly, frustrating and do not give the judiciary a good image,” a…