SOE here improves

SOLOMON Islands State Owned Enterprises (SOE) portfolio has undergone a dramatic turnaround since 2008. This was revealed by an Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday during the SOE forum. The reports revealed that Solomon Islands is now the most profitable portfolio in the pacific, and in the benchmark sample. “Average of amount of net income…

Triathletes in regional squad

FOUR local triathletes have been selected to form a pacific development team. In statement on Thursday Nathan Thompson Siofa, head coach and media officer said the selection of the athletes shows the strength of Solomon Islands. “The strength of Solomon Islands triathletes has been recognized with 4 of 8 places in a pacific development team…

Kava aims high

Former Pacific Games boxing silver medalist Paul Kava is aiming for gold in the upcoming Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kava told Star Sports yesterday he is fully prepared now for the Games and admitted he was not really in his top form in the previous Pacific Games in 2011 New Caledonia which…

Rare commodities

The Auckland City FC coach says a number of Solomon Islands players possess rare skills which are difficult to create. Ramon Tribulietx revealed this in an interview with the Auckland City FC media yesterday. He says the likes of Micah Lea’alafa, Jack Wetney and James Naka, are fast becoming rare commodities in a football world…

If I were?

Dear Editor – If I was contemplating going to the Solomon Islands as a visitor or a potential investor, today, what would I consider? I have to confess that I am not a wholly unbiased or impartial correspondent on the question because of my past time spent in the Solomon Islands.  I do have, however,…

Solomon soccer

Dear Editor – As usual, Solomon Islands soccer ranking keeps on sliding into the abyss. SIFF officials over the years have been responsible for most of the demise. However, FIFA, the governing body, bears a large responsibility for this predicament as well. Improving soccer standard and ranking on the FIFA table directly depends on the…