Children dreaming soccer

CHILDREN of Hauhui village in west Are’are, Malaita, are dreaming big. Some of them wanted to represent the country in the future in the national soccer team. Others say they wanted to become professional footballers. This is why they are taking their soccer seriously. At this backway village, the children – both boys and girls…

Renbel name soccer squad

RENNELL and Bellona Province has named their final soccer squad for the upcoming Solomon Cup set to be staged in Honiara next month. Oris Pongi Ma’ungatu’u and his team management named Avaiki Chiefs final squad yesterday following almost a month of intensive training and friendly matches held in Honiara. Avaiki Chiefs consists of two goal…

United appoints new officials

WESTERN United Football Club have stepped up their preparation for this year’s Telekom Soccer League (TSL) by appointing new officials as part of strengthening the club. This was posted in the club’s official  Facebook page. “Western United Football Club sets new heights and visions on Monday in its executive meeting ahead of the new TSL…

Marovo prepares for big tournament

PREPARATIONS for the Marovo Open Championship (MOC) are intensifying with all eyes on the attractive cash prizes totalling $78,000 up for grabs. Coordinator of the MOC Dekon Kuong said teams with in Marovo Lagoon have  stepped up their training sessions daily with the aim to walk away with the hefty cash prizes of the three…

Under-20s Rugby trials today

SOLOMON Islands Rugby Union Federation will stage trail matches today to commence the screening process for an Under-20 squad that will represent the country in the upcoming Ocean Under-20s Rugby 15s tournament that will be played in September at a venue yet to be finalised. SIRUF Admin Manager Nick Hatigeva confirmed this to Star Sports…

Forum will observe 2016 Nauru election

THE Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will send a mission to observe the 2016 elections in Nauru on 9th July. The observer mission comes in response to an invitation from Nauru’s Electoral Commission and the Government of Nauru. “The Pacific Islands Forum is committed to ensuring free, safe and credible elections across the region” said Secretary…

Claire ends her term here

CLAIRE Cochrane arrived in the Solomon Islands in 2013, ready to make a difference in her new role as Counsellor Governance at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. Three years later, she is concluding her posting as the Acting Deputy High Commissioner and Minister Counsellor Development and having contributed significantly to improvements in the…

MSG endorses Yauvoli as director

FIJI’S Ambassador for Climate Change and Oceans Amena Yauvoli was formally endorsed by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) as its director-general. Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola confirmed this following a meeting of the MSG at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka. “Senior officials of the MSG met on Tuesday and Wednesday and documented the…

New weather station at Tingoa

A NEW weather station will be commission at Tingoa, Renbel Province, next week. This project is a component of the DCC Government’s strategic policy on expanding the country’s Observational Network for early warning services for the country. Being the first to be officially commissioned in the province, it will provide vital weather information for the…