Basketball action hits Bellona

Renbel province kicked off the New Year with some official basketball action when the Solomon Islands Basketball Federation (SIBF) made a visit to the island of Bellona to hold basketball courses and organize competitions for men, women and youths. National basketball development officer (NBDO), David Moses Kivo and Basketball referee/ official, Fa’amoana Topue travelled to…

Naka joins KOSSA

The transfer window has now open for the Telekom S League round two and KOSSA FC had secured the signature of national player James Naka. The beach soccer star will be a leading the striking force along side KOSSA FC leading goal scorer George Siru. KOSSA FC will kick off the Round two session of…

Lad gets surf rescue certificate

A YOUNG Solomon Islander is close to become a fully-qualified surf-lifesaver in Australia after obtaining his surf rescue certificate. Sixteen year old Joe Maesusuia, a student at Marara community high school was able to achieve his certificate after spending his vacation in Victoria. Reports reaching Star Sports yesterday said after four days of training, Joe…

Omokirio resigns

The head coach for the country’s national beach soccer squad, Gideon Omokirio has resigned. Omokirio yesterday confirmed to Star Sports his resignation saying he has other commitments aside of beach soccer which he needs to address. “It was a tough decision to make but I had to. “I finally made up my mind right after…

Take heed of weather information

The cyclone season is now up on us. And so we can expect more rain, strong wind and rough seas. The weather office has issued warnings to the public especially those traveling by boat in open waters and those living by the river banks. Currently a tropical cyclone is affecting Tonga. Its impact is slowly…

2013: Making Strides toward Sustainable Tuna

Across the globe, as populations soar, a growing number of people are relying on seafood for their nutrition and their livelihood. Tuna is one of the most popular species of seafood, and the industry surrounding it is an economic engine for countless communities. With competing interests at play, and the health of the ocean’s ecosystem…

Into Melanesian minefield

Foreign Ministers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group are set to tip-toe through a diplomatic minefield with news that a MSG delegation – led by Fiji’s Ratu Inoke Kubuabola – will make its long-awaited visit to the Indonesian province of West Papua this week. The mission is fraught with potential difficulty and will require all the…