Wellington handed sixth defeat

There’s no escaping it, Wellington’s ITM Cup campaign is officially a disaster. The toothless Lions have lost six straight, with their latest defeat coming at the hands of Tasman who destroyed Chris Boyd’s men 42-20 in the capital. It’s hard to imagine how this season could get much worse for Wellington who seem destined to…

Ebola threat stops Sevens team

SAMOA OBSERVER: The Manu Samoa Sevens team will not compete in the Kenya Sevens tournament this year over fears of the deadly ebola virus. Speaking to the media Thursday, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who is also the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, said the players’ safety is the Union’s priority. Given reports about…

Inter-school games today

Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) is kicking off its two days of inter-school competition today. The event will be held at the Kukum campus sports field. Jimmy Luitolo, the sports co-ordinator said all school participating teams and supporters should be at the sports ground by 7:30am this morning.  “There will be an official opening in…

Rugby 15s set to start

The much awaited Matson Silentworld sponsored Inter Islands rugby championship is now set to kick off on the October 11, 2014. This has been confirmed by the Solomon Islands Rugby union federation (SIRUF). This year’s tourney will see the same eight teams competing for the perpetual trophy. The tournament this year will also see a…

High school rugby presentation

THE High School Rugby 15s presentation of awards is rescheduled for this week. The presentation was cancelled from last Thursday due to heavy downpour and is rescheduled for this Wednesday. A statement from organisers said the venue for the presentation is at the SMI compound, town ground starting at 4pm. All participating schools except the…

White River clinic

Dear Editor – I write to raise concern with regards to the White River clinic. During the April flash flood, this clinic was damaged by the flood. There were some help given to the clinic to ensure it is up and operational again. So within few weeks work on restoring the clinic was done with…

Three in a row for Warriors

Telekom S-league defending champion, Solomon Warriors FC continued their impressive run, winning their third match in a row against rivals Koloale FC 3-1 last Saturday. Jerry Donga scored a double, and with the third from team mate Micah Lea’alafa, they ensured Warriors recorded nine points to maintain their lead in the TSL table tally. Koloale…

PMO vs Forau

Dear Editor – This is a brief reply to provide context to Peter Forau’s personal attack on me as appeared in Solomon Star issue number on 5621. Forau’s attack on me personally is not warranted but I will not do likewise and attack his reputation. What I wish to do is to correct some incorrect…

Dr Who for PM’s job?

Dear Editor – I have just seen Peter Forau’s letter to the editor glorifying Dr Rodgers as the best man to be our nation’s next PM (see Star No.5617 of Monday 15th Sept 2014). Please allow me to exercise my democratic right to disagree with Peter’s flawed opinion. In the penultimate paragraph of his letter…