Islanders want clinic re-opened

LUANIUA community in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) urgently needs a clinic. And residents on this isolated island urged the government to build them the facility. Their call came after the community’s only clinic had run-down more than 20 years ago and was no longer able to serve the people. Spokesman and a former Malaita…

Food shortage fear

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) people fear they will be hit by another severe food shortage. Resident Wilson Sangahu said heavy downpour in recent weeks has affected their food gardens. “Our food gardens were swamped and soon fruit and root crops will rot,” Mr Sangahu said. He said people of the MOI always experience severe food…

Body builders consider medal winners

THE Solomon Islands Body Building Federation (SIBBF) is considering of sending the team that have represented the Solomon Islands in the last year’s Body building championship held in Papua New Guinea for the upcoming Pacific Games. This was revealed to Star sport by the SIBBF president, Pius Maemae on Tuesday. Maemae said the federation considered…

U16 dream over

SOLOMON Islands national U-16 team hopes of reaching the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile this year ended yesterday after they went down 3-0 to Tahiti at Pago Park Stadium in American Samoa on Tuesday. The young boys on their mission at the OFC U-17 Championship made a positive start with a convincing 10-1 victory…

Narrow win gives NZ advantage

New Zealand notched up their fourth win at the OFC U-17 Championship today but it wasn’t an easy one as New Caledonia pushed them to the limits in their thrilling 5-4 victory. Meanwhile, Fiji finally put themselves on the right side of a victory with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Cook Islands while Papua New…

Warriors remain hopeful

DEFENDING Championship of the Telekom S-league (TSL) Solomon Warriors FC is optimistic to finish top in this season’s despite of their defeat to Western United. To fulfil their hopes they have imported two Vanuatu players, Daniel Natou and Kency Tangis from Amicale FC last week. The duos have arrived last Sunday and are teaming up…

Football rank improve

SOLOMON Islands Football rank move two steps higher according to the latest FIFA men’s ranking. It moves from the previous ranking of 182 to 180. The increase shows football in the country has improved slightly but it does not push Solomon Islands position in the Oceania ranking. Solomon Islands although the only pacific country experienced…

Ramohia meets PM, thank him for support

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia has thanked the Democratic Coalition for Change Government for prioritising Malaita Province in its development policy and assured that his government will do its best to support the Sogavare-led regime’s implementation of its policy intentions. Mr Ramohia expressed his gratitude when he called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Monday. “I understand…

School results debacle

Principal says 15 students passed from Honiara High FIFTEEN form six students of Honiara High School were selected to do form seven this year, the school’s principal Johnny Maetia says. Nine will do arts while six for science, he added. Mr Maetia was responding to the widespread public criticism of his administration after the results…