Meet to organize netball for primary

A meeting to organize a netball competition for primary schools in Honiara will be held today. Honiara netball association (HNA) which is staging the primary schools competition is organizing the meeting at the Multipurpose Hall. HNA will be hosting a primary schools netball tournament in April 2014 during the schools’ term 1 break. All interested…

Triangle peace tournament ends successfully

Youths around Western part of Solomon Islands last week wrapped up a successful one week sports tournament held at Loemuni village in North West Choiseul. The tournament was supported by the ministry of national unity, reconciliation and peace through Choiseul provincial peace desk office. Speaking to Star Sports deputy director of peace office in Choiseul…

Wing Chun set to start

The M.P Quan Wing Chun Kung Fu School will begin its usual training and the registration for this year starting Monday next week – February 10. Registration for both old and new students will open up until April. This was confirmed by the M.P Quan Wing Chun club executive yesterday. This year’s registration is unique…

TAEKWONDO RECUITMENT DRIVE OPENS

INTERESTED in joining taekwondo sports and be part of a team to next year’s Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG)? Then this is your chance. The Solomon Islands taekwondo union (SITU) will start recruiting interested players to select a team in preparation for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea (PNG).…

Increasing use of illegal drugs

THE abuse of such drugs like marijuana and alcohol related products like Kwaso (homebrew) in the country is not declining. The increasing problem can be attributed to increasing unemployed youths which our education system and the work force cannot absorbed each year. Last month several hundreds of youths have dropped out of the education system.…

The report on the short bus route

The 2014 academic year has kicked off once again. And this means, more working people and students are commuting each day through the public transport system to their work place and school respectively. In light of the demand for public transport system in Honiara, most bus drivers and their conductors have once again played their…

Say no to GMO in the pacific

A mission to educate pacific islanders and discourage them from using genetic modified organism (GMO) seeds to grow on their farms for food and sales is currently underway. A Noumea based non-government organisation (NGO) in New Caledonia called ‘Stop MGO Pacifique’ is visiting parts of the pacific to collect data and information on GMO in…

New priest ordained

Members of the Catholic church over the weekend witnessed the ordination of a new priest at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara on Saturday.  Steven Keri who hails from Tangarare Parish was ordained by Archbishop Adrian Smith to serve as a new priest. According to West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the ordination service…