Cairns hits back

Chris Cairns lambasted New Zealand Cricket, chief executive David White and former players-turned-board-members Sir Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott in addressing the International Cricket Council match-fixing allegations involving himself, Lou Vincent and Daryl Tuffey. Chris Cairns’ media statement released yesterday The story was broken by the New Zealand Herald in December. Cairns has…

Nadi wins at home

RUSIATE Matarerega scored twice to guide Nadi to a 3-1 victory against Navua in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League at Prince Charles Park Saturday. Navua without several key players held the home side scoreless for 30 minutes before Matarerega rifled in a long range free kick to open the account. Matarerega doubled Nadi’s…

New Zealand triumphs

Of all the tries scored New Zealand’s seventh Wellington sevens title will be remembered for the stinginess of their defence. Gordon Tietjens’ side ripped the IRB World Series lead from South Africa’s grasp with a 21-0 win during a final that said as much about their pride as it did their skill. After five successive…

SIRUF ELECTION A SHAME

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) secretary general, Don Angikimua has described the recent election for new office bearers as a shame and unconstitutional. It was reported that there has been some disagreement amongst sides who took part in the election. As a result some participants walked out of the meeting and were unable…

Warriors back in form

The Telekom S-league defending champions, Solomon Warriors FC yesterday proved they are back in form following a draw with KOSSA by thrashing Real Kakamora FC 5-0 to maintain their top position of the competition with 27 points. Gagame Feni scored a double while team mates, Micah Lea’alafa, Dennis Ifunaoa and Jerry Donga shared a goal…

Equality is the key

PEOPLE, with the inclusion of women and girls, must be central to any development frameworks if humanity is to end the persistent presence of inequality which sustains the enabling environment that allows societal scourges like extreme poverty and violence. This inclusion will demand of us a fundamental shift in the way the participation and input…

PAU to establish campus here

THE Seventh-day Adventist church in Solomon Islands has developed its education and health sectors during the last 100 years. And this year marks another milestone when the government recognised the Church’s endeavour in the field of education. The Pacific Adventist University (PAU) located near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea will have its campus here…