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…

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…

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…

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…