New boxing association formed

The Honiara Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) has been formed following a meeting last week in Honiara. Seven members form this new association and is headed by newly elected president John Pririfoti and vice president Frank Riqa. The move to form the HABA was initiated by the Honiara based boxing club, the Solomatic Boxing club. The…

In need of space

Honiara based Solomatic boxing club needs more than just equipment to help train its interested boxers. What they need is more space to cater for more than 50 boxers both new and old who are training in an area about 4×5 square meters at the Banana Valley in White River, West Honiara. Thats according to…

New dawn for Just Play in Auki

Auki primary students in Malaita had their first test of Just Play games on Friday last week. The kids festival was conducted as concluding activity for teachers and volunteers who have undergone Just Play Training workshop in Auki. More than 80 kids at Auki primary school from the age 6 to 12 years old demonstrated…

High school rugby today

Exciting rugby matches are set down for this week in the Credit Corporation High School rugby 15s competition in Honiara. Today (Wednesday) will see St Johns school taking on Koloale in the junior category game which is set to kick off at 2pm whilst the main game of the day will be between the 2…

3×3 deferred

The Honiara 3×3 Streetballers championship set for Sunday August 9th has been deferred to Sunday August 16 at the Multi-purpose hall. The postponement is because the Multi-purpose hall had been engaged by Solo Icon for their program on Sunday. The championship is part of 3×3 basketball elite development program, and also to scout potential players…

Malaita sports celebration

Following the last meeting by the Malaita 2nd appointed day celebration committee on Monday, a number of sports have been confirmed for the upcoming celebrations. Eddie Omokirio Sports coordinator of the Malaita provincial sports division confirmed that the sports event to be staged are rugby 7’s, netball and half marathon (21km).  “Only soccer is postponed…

Business opportunities and locals

Dear Editor – Your front page of Issue No.5935 on Tuesday 4th August, headlined “Drivers Stage Protest”, is the tip of a bigger iceberg which, if not addressed immediately, could make Solomon Islands the Uganda of the Pacific region at some future date. This was where locals who had been deprived of economic opportunities in…

Mass student termination

Dear Editor – I was asked by some members of students to comment on the alleged mass suspension of Solomon Islands students at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus and some from Emalus Campus. This was carried on the front page of the Solomon Star on Friday, 31 July 2015. I will leave…