A young voice against violence

Filomina Aihunu is a teenager who grew up in Honiara. Like other teenagers, Filomina has seen and heard for herself domestic violence happening at home. Her choice to become one of those young advocators against all forms of gender base violence then was no coincidence. “I have experience it myself and it’s not good,” Filomina…

Youths lead the way

Ten youths are now taking the lead in the fight against all forms of domestic violence in the country. Three males and seven female of ages between 14-19 after training on Gender Based Violence Sensitization (GBVS), are now qualified to do awareness and advice their peers on violence issues Gladys Tango, 26, expressed her happiness…

Shaw out of SIFF

Gov’t asked to bail out soccer The national government has been asked to bail out Solomon Islands Football Association (SIFF) of its debts, whilst SIFF’s appointed normalising committee chairman, Ian Shaw was suspended. Australian Shaw was appointed by OFC and FIFA to head SIFF office as interim executive when the local football federation ran into…

HFA matches cancelled

Matches Division 1 and Division 2 of the Honiara Football Association (HFA) league which were scheduled to take place at the King George Sixth field yesterday were cancelled. This was due to the Friday night riot at the King George Sixth area. According to the HFA, if the situation is still tense matches which should…

HNA: impressive start

Honiara Netball Association are impressed with the kicking off of this year’s netball league and competitions. President Shalom Akao Waita said the turn out from supporters and fans have been tremendous. She said it was encouraging to see a good turn out and seeing promoted teams performing to their best. The high school competition is…

Berets and Isa open with win

Green Berets 2 and Isa Purple kicked off with a win each in the Premier Division of Honiara Netball Association. Isa thrashed newly promoted Gold Ridge 62 – 36 whilst Green Berets 1 edges KOSSA 45- 38. In the premier reserves, Bokolo defeated Isa Blue 39 – 26, Police 2 beat Green Berets 1 69…

Under 19 off to Fiji despite loss

The national U19 team flew out to Fiji yesterday afternoon despite losing most of their travel equipment during Friday night’s rioting and looting of shops and offices in east Honiara. The team lost sporting gears, official wears and donated food. SIFF office confirms the incident and listed some of those items as: -24 jogging shoes…

FIBA Oceania officer receives award

Judy Smith, one of the long serving FIBA Oceania staff has been recognised with the Patricia Ramsay Award for service to the regional basketball federation. Having joined FIBA Oceania in 1997, Judy went on to working with the organisation until its move to Canberra in late 2013. During her tenure, Judy was always on hand…

Uncertain future

Dear Editor – Please allow me space in your private view/column to voice out my concern on the above issue. The economy of our country is very low. The standard of the urban life in our country instead of increasing is decreasing rapidly. The government earns low income than spending much money on foreign goods …

Attitude & Self-Talk

Your attitude determines your altitude of success, because your attitude influences your consistency, your commitment, and your work ethic.  Fine-tune your attitude so that you control your environment – not the other way around.  Remember – if someone else can do it, so can you! Most leaders will tell you that they developed a leader’s…