Triathlon successfully staged

Triathlon competition got underway for 2014 in good conditions on Saturday at Kakambona Beach. A total of 36 people competed. Youth athlete Boris Teddy, who is in serious training for international competition later in the year, came through to take out the Triathlon Sprint in a very good time of 1 hour 8 minutes and…

SOLOMON AIRLINES TO EXPECT TOUGH CHALLENGE

Solomon Airlines may be rejoicing having won the Dreamline Car Rentals Inter Company weekly challenge last week but they can expect a tough challenge when defending their crown at tonight’s competitions. After defeating the highly rated Solomon Telekom last Monday the Flysolomons team will want to prove that their victory was by no means a…

Local reporter for Youth Olympics

Solomon Islands young news reporter, Ernest Pongi Ta’asi has been selected for the Young Reporters Programme which will be held during the Nanjing 2014Youth Olympic Games in China this year. Young Ta’asi was confirmed following nominations made through the NOCSI office in Honiara. According to the list released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last…

Wini gets NFs support

Solomon Islands female weightlifter, Jenly Wini Tegu has gained the support from all the sporting’s national federations in the country as she prepares to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year. Star Sports sited emails to the National Olympic Committee of the Solomon Islands (NOCSI) where most federations sent their congratulatory messages…

Kingz two steps up

Malaita Kingz FC has moved two places up the Telekom S-league ladder from the sixth to the fourth spot after edging second place KOSSA FC 2-1 yesterday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Kingz got lucky four minutes from kick off when a failed goal attempt found KOSSA’s defender on the wrong foot and accidently bounced…

Aust woos Fijian military regime

AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited the Pacific state of Fiji last Friday and Saturday, promising steps to drop sanctions against its military government as part of efforts to “normalise” diplomatic relations between the two countries. Canberra imposed various sanctions after the Fijian military, led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama, seized power in 2006. The Australian…

Griffith Uni and MSG sign pact

GRIFFITH University and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30th January 2014 at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia to consolidate a framework for long-term collaboration and partnership between the organisations. The purpose of the MoU is to provide clear direction to the agreed activities and to strengthen…

Water, sanitation, energy key challenges, says UN

THE water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned yesterday. And they urged Member States to adopt coherent integrated policies and innovative strategies to tackle these issues, which take a tragic toll on the lives of millions of poor people, especially women and young girls.…

US lauds gas project in PNG

United States Congressman and chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security Homeland Defence and Foreign Operations in the House of Representative Jason Chaffetz has thanked the Papua New Guinea government for its ongoing support of the PNG LNG project. He expressed gratitude when paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Peter…