New FIFA Project development in Santo

Football in Vanuatu has received a major fillip with an upgrade of the Sokka City Stadium in Luganville, Santo Province. Sokka City Stadium played host to the OFC U-17 Championship two years ago and attracted average crowds of 6,000. FIFA Development Officer Glenn Turner outlined the vision for the Northern region of Vanuatu’s football community.…

Big names back in Fiji 7s team

FIJI TIMES – Several former sevens reps are making their return to the Fiji sevens training camp next week. Vodafone Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan has named his extended squad to prepare for the upcoming 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series. He has included players such as Nasoni Roko, Jasa Veramalua, Sitiveni Waqa, Jone Vota, Emosi…

DPP’s hysterical reply

Dear Editor – The hysterical reply by Mr Talasasa to my comments made at a Family Violence workshop has disappointed many people in Solomon Islands. It is disappointing that the chief prosecutor of the country reverts to threatening a Justice of the High Court for explaining the experiences he has had in his court. But…

Why forget Y.Sato?

Dear Editor – Someone who needs to be thanked was ignored by the head of the Anglican Church of Melanesian (C.O.M) during the recent visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury. If we reflect back on the release of the seven Melanesian brothers, it was Yukio Satu who played a major role in the negotiation process.…

Taekwondo leadership should step down

Dear Editor – I write to express the views of those representing Focus Taekwondo Club in Honiara, concerning the current Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (S.I.T.U) President and his executive. I find them incapable of leadership based on the points stated herein: 1.     Election of S.I.T.U. Executive Council Members The last election of the current S.I.T.U.…

Judge shoots back at DPP

HIGH Court judge Stephen Pallaras QC says the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) reply to comments he made at this week’s Family Violence workshop in Honiara has disappointed many Solomon Islanders. In his presentation at the workshop, Justice Pallaras expressed concerns about Ronald Bei Talasasa’s frequent overseas travels, which he said had disrupted work of…