U-20 journey outlined

OFC: The eight teams taking part in OFC’s premier youth competition now know the path they must take in order to claim regional glory following the official draw for the OFC U-20 Championship. The teams, including the winner from this week’s OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary, have been drawn into two groups of four teams. Joining…

Eagle Futsal team boosted

The Malaita Eagle Futsal team on Wednesday received a new set of uniforms ahead of the 2016 Solomon Games. A big thanks to the visiting futsal team form Honiara Matax and Design Rights for donating the new set of uniforms. The team’s assistance coach Danny Belo told Star Sports in Auki that the Malaita Eagle…

Limited spaces for volley umpires

ONLY 10 spaces are available for men and women who wish to become national volleyball umpires. President of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki confirmed this to Star Sports in a statement yesterday.   “A reminder to those that are interested to attend the volleyball course that there are only 10 spaces available,’’…

Jones upsets top Pacific swimmer

Suva (Fiji Times) – AUSTRALIAN swimmer Cameron Jones defeated favourite Ryan Pini of Papua New Guinea in the men’s 50 metres butterfly event in the 2016 Oceania Swimming Championship Tuesday night at Damodar City National Aquatic Centre in Suva. Gold medallist Jones finished the race with a time of 24.27 seconds in front of silver…

Fiji team in camp

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Vodafone Fiji football squad players was assessed for injuries yesterday morning ahead of the first training session in preparation for the international friendly against Malaysia this Sunday. The national players marched into camp in Ba Tuesday night after returning from the first stage of the Vodafone Fiji FACT in Labasa.…

Samoa lay down early marker

OFC: Samoa have signaled their intentions at the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary tournament by overpowering neigbours American Samoa 5-0, while hosts Tonga and Cook Islands were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in the other match on the opening day. Kicking off proceedings against Cook Islands at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Nuku’alofa,…

Tourists fly into Malaita

SIX overseas tourists landed in a private aircraft at Gwaunaru’u Airport in Malaita last Friday, three weeks after the airfield was reopened. They spent two nights before flying over to Marau on Guadalcanal. Richard Misi of RITZ Tourism Logistics, who organised the tour, said the tourists visited to see the kind of life people lived…

Forestry awareness held in Mala schools

THE Auki Reforestation Unit officers have successfully conducted forestry awareness in nine schools around Malaita. They included Gwaidingale Community High School (CHS), Dala CHS,Faiako CHS,Gwauaoa CHS, Gwaigeo CHS,Kilusakwalo CHS, Daulusu CHS,Sinasau CHS and Alota’a CHS from the month of April and May 2016. According to the Auki principal forest officer Rony Aiwewe, the main objectives…

New Catholic Archbishop of Honiara

A new Archbishop for the Catholic Church of Solomon Islands was been announced by His Holiness, Pope Francis in Rome at lunch yesterday Rome time. He is Bishop Christopher Cardone OP, (Dominican Friars Order) is the new Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Honiara, succeeding Archbishop Adrian Thomas Smith SM, who has been the Archbishop for…

Peace, the way to national unity

Dear Editor – As the Solomon Islands prepares to celebrate its 38th Anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, I believe from a government press statement, has chosen the theme, ‘Embracing Peace for Nation Building’ for this year’s celebration which all citizens’ should reflect upon to move the country forward. Nation building and the theme…