Weightlifting dominates

JUST like last year, Weightlifting Fiji once again dominated the awards count at the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards on Friday night. The federation won three awards — Coach of the Year going to Joe Vueti, Organisation of the Year and Young Female Athlete of the Year won by Ulina Sagone. Last year Weightlifting Fiji received…

SIWIBA outlines plans

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business Association group have carved out its activities and plans for this year. Last year the association organised a number of events for its members including numerous displays of women’s talents through art works, designs, floral and cooking. This year, they held their first meeting last week for its members.…

Women plan for big day

THE organising committee for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is currently planning programmes for the event, which will be held next month. IWD is an annual event marked each on the 8 of March with different themes selected to reflect the event. This year UN Women’s office in Honiara is part of the organising…

Triathlon successfully staged

Triathlon competition got underway for 2014 in good conditions on Saturday at Kakambona Beach. A total of 36 people competed. Youth athlete Boris Teddy, who is in serious training for international competition later in the year, came through to take out the Triathlon Sprint in a very good time of 1 hour 8 minutes and…

Local reporter for Youth Olympics

Solomon Islands young news reporter, Ernest Pongi Ta’asi has been selected for the Young Reporters Programme which will be held during the Nanjing 2014Youth Olympic Games in China this year. Young Ta’asi was confirmed following nominations made through the NOCSI office in Honiara. According to the list released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last…

Wini gets NFs support

Solomon Islands female weightlifter, Jenly Wini Tegu has gained the support from all the sporting’s national federations in the country as she prepares to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year. Star Sports sited emails to the National Olympic Committee of the Solomon Islands (NOCSI) where most federations sent their congratulatory messages…

Kingz two steps up

Malaita Kingz FC has moved two places up the Telekom S-league ladder from the sixth to the fourth spot after edging second place KOSSA FC 2-1 yesterday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Kingz got lucky four minutes from kick off when a failed goal attempt found KOSSA’s defender on the wrong foot and accidently bounced…

Aust woos Fijian military regime

AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited the Pacific state of Fiji last Friday and Saturday, promising steps to drop sanctions against its military government as part of efforts to “normalise” diplomatic relations between the two countries. Canberra imposed various sanctions after the Fijian military, led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama, seized power in 2006. The Australian…

Griffith Uni and MSG sign pact

GRIFFITH University and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30th January 2014 at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia to consolidate a framework for long-term collaboration and partnership between the organisations. The purpose of the MoU is to provide clear direction to the agreed activities and to strengthen…