‘SORT OUT MESS’

Call for teamwork about Lawson Tama   FORMER president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), Adrian Wickham calls on the SIFF Executive to work together with the National Sports Council (NSC), National Hosting Authority (NHA), and the Honiara City Council (HCC) to sort out the Lawson Tama Stadium issue. The HCC has terminated the…

COUNTING THE COST

Tourism operators in West impacted by bad weather   TOURIST operators in Western Province are counting the costs after strong ocean currents whipped up by strong winds caused damages to resorts and other tourist establishments. Our reporter in Gizo said the current weather pattern being experienced throughout most of the country is creating havoc for…

Women’s training squad announced

A total of 47 players are being drafted into the country’s women’s national team training squad. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) made the announcement, Monday. The training squad comprises four goalkeepers, 19 defenders, 18 midfielders, and six forwards. These players were selected from the inaugural Solrais Women’s Premier League last year. Most of the…

SOPE ends April

  THE current State of Public Emergency (SOPE) is going to end this April. That’s according to Chief of Staff at the Primes Minister Office Robson Djokovic. He was speaking during the talk-back-show over the weekend. “The SOPE will end in April,” he said.  He said the emergency period came into force last year when…

Aust climate change policy

I was surprised to read in last Friday’s Solomon Star that the Australian High Commissioner Dr. Strahan said he is proud of his government’s climate change policies. Australian leaders, when they are not in Canberra waving pieces of coal in Parliament like to claim they are part of the Pacific Family; Australia is our kind…

Covid vaccine 

Dear Editor – In the UK on Friday, Harriet Brewis writing in the Evening Standard says the woman who helped shape the UK Government’s Covid mass vaccination efforts has said she wants to see vaccines replaced with “improved formats” such as nasal sprays or pills. I wish to quote the article.  Kate Bingham, who led…

Schools urged not to panic 

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has appealed to schools in East Fataleka, Malaita Province not to panic but remain calm. This follows news that a student who tested positive but later turned negative for COVID-19 spent the holiday in East Fataleka over the festive break. Deputy Secretary at MEHRD James Bosamata…