Tawatana farewells volunteers

Members of the Tawatana community and two Australian volunteers fought back tears as they said goodbye in Tawatana on Makira Island. Tawatana on the North West coast of Makira Island has been home to two volunteers from the Australian Volunteers for International Development program (AVID) program for the past 7 months. The volunteers have been…

Islanders want clinic re-opened

LUANIUA community in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) urgently needs a clinic. And residents on this isolated island urged the government to build them the facility. Their call came after the community’s only clinic had run-down more than 20 years ago and was no longer able to serve the people. Spokesman and a former Malaita…

Food shortage fear

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) people fear they will be hit by another severe food shortage. Resident Wilson Sangahu said heavy downpour in recent weeks has affected their food gardens. “Our food gardens were swamped and soon fruit and root crops will rot,” Mr Sangahu said. He said people of the MOI always experience severe food…

Body builders consider medal winners

THE Solomon Islands Body Building Federation (SIBBF) is considering of sending the team that have represented the Solomon Islands in the last year’s Body building championship held in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming Pacific Games. This was revealed to Star sport by the SIBBF president, Pius Maemae on Tuesday. Maemae said the federation considered…

U16 dream over

SOLOMON Islands national U-16 team hopes of reaching the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile this year ended yesterday after they went down 3-0 to Tahiti at Pago Park Stadium in American Samoa on Tuesday. The young boys on their mission at the OFC U-17 Championship made a positive start with a convincing 10-1 victory…

Narrow win gives NZ advantage

New Zealand notched up their fourth win at the OFC U-17 Championship today but it wasn’t an easy one as New Caledonia pushed them to the limits in their thrilling 5-4 victory. Meanwhile, Fiji finally put themselves on the right side of a victory with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Cook Islands while Papua New…

Warriors remain hopeful

DEFENDING Championship of the Telekom S-league (TSL) Solomon Warriors FC is optimistic to finish top in this season’s despite of their defeat to Western United. To fulfil their hopes they have imported two Vanuatu players, Daniel Natou and Kency Tangis from Amicale FC last week. The duos have arrived last Sunday and are teaming up…

Football rank improve

SOLOMON Islands Football rank move two steps higher according to the latest FIFA men’s ranking. It moves from the previous ranking of 182 to 180. The increase shows football in the country has improved slightly but it does not push Solomon Islands position in the Oceania ranking. Solomon Islands although the only pacific country experienced…