Lea’alafa named man of the match

SOLOMON Island international and current inspirational captain, Micah Lea’alafa was named the man of the match in their opener against Cook Islands yesterday. Lea’alafa earned himself the man of the match after displaying his football skills and sharp display in mid-field during the game. The emotional captain in an interview with the OFC media said…

Labour Mobility kickstarted for 2022

Labour mobility to Australia has kickstarted for 2022. Forty-six workers left for Australia on 18 March to work in the meat processing sector in Queensland and New South Wales – the first group of workers to leave for Australia since 9 December 2021. Thanks to Solomon Islands expanded participation in the Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program…

WINNING START

National men’s squad wins opener in Qatar THE country’s national men’s team has made a positive start to their World Cup Qualifiers with an opening 2-0 win over Cook Islands in Qatar yesterday morning. First half goals by Atkin Kaua and Alvin Hou were enough to seal victory and register the first three points. Atkin…

Australian zero carbon exports could slash emissions across Asia and Pacific

SYDNEY, 18 MARCH 2022 (RENEWABLE ECONOMY) — Australia has the potential to drive significant emissions reductions across the Asia Pacific region – by as much as four times its own emissions – by decarbonising Australia’s major export industries, new research has found. The research, undertaken by academics at the Australian National University’s Crawford School, has…

SIG, UN host 1st joint steering committee

The Solomon Islands Government, and the United Nations (UN) jointly hosted the first Joint Steering Committee meeting to discuss the implementation of their joint work in the Solomon Islands, strategic partnerships moving forward, and financing opportunities. It was held on Wednesday 16 March. The meeting was hosted by Solomon Islands Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs…

Guns shipment investigation continues

POLICE established enquiry into the ‘Guns Shipment Alert’ article that was published by this paper on Thursday last week is continuing, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said. Mr Mangau confirmed this during the Oversight Committee press conference at Mendana Hotel, Tuesday. The press asked if the ‘gun shipment’ issue reported on Solomon Star last week was…