Boso clarifies Suva FC move 

  SOLOMON Islands national defender Michael Boso described his move to Suva FC as a way out to help maintain his confidence. Boso told Star Sports that this is because he was not given enough play time during his time with Team Wellington. He said though he played in many friendly matches, he was not…

Taekwondo releases training squad

  THE Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (SITU) has released the names of athletes for the training squad, in preparation for the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa this year. The training squad comprises of, 22 men and 12 women. According to Instructor and coach, Derick Afu these athletes were selected from the previous Solomon Games and…

“GOOD GOVERNANCE IS KEY”

GOOD Governance is the key to success in all sports, says Project Coordinator of the Oceania Paralympic Committee (OPC), Christopher Nunn. Mr Nunn highlighted this during a three-day workshop he facilitated in Honiara, for para-athletes, coaches and members of the Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee (SINPC). “Without good governance, you cannot get results in sport,’’…

SIRUF names PG training squad

SOLOMON Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) has announced their training squad for the upcoming 2019 Pacific Games. The upcoming Pacific Games will be held in Samoa, July 2019. The extended training squad consists of 35 players will be undergoing vigorous training sessions under the leadership of Philip Campbell and Alivereti Mocelutu with the support of…

SINFED sets target on 2023

THE Solomon Islands Netball Federation (SINFED) is setting its focus beyond 2019, eyeing the 2023 Pacific Games. SINFED president, Noelyn Luahiti stated that SINFED continues with its Plan to get to the final play off at the Pacific Games 2023 in Honiara.  Last December, SINFED facilitated its Corporate Plan 2019 – 2023.  A few veteran…

Training for election officers underway

A THREE days training for the Election Managers (EM) and Returning Officers (RO) is currently underway in Honiara, leading up to the 2019 National General Elections. The workshop started on Monday.  A total of 10 EM and 50 ROs representing each constituency have participated in the training with other 10 accountant officers for each province. In…

Malaria study making a difference in Guadalcanal

IT is currently the peak time for Malaria transmission. Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates of Malaria in the Pacific Region, according to a 2018 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Transmission rates of malaria are one of the key challenges to meeting the health targets the SIG has committed to in the Sustainable Development Goals…

Father Tiqe laid to rest

THOUSANDS of Catholics believer have convened at the Visale Parish, North-West Guadalcanal to farewell Late Father (Fr.) Herman Tiqe, last Wednesday. Late Tiqe from Tambea Community was the first priest to be posted at the Visale Catholic Parish. Families, close relatives, and friends have come from Malaita province, Central Province, Russell Islands, Avu’avu, around Guadalcanal…

Dala North Youth convention ends

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) Diocese of Malaita, Central Region have ended a three days youth convention at Dala North, near Auki on Sunday. Youths from within the Central Region took part in the convention, with the theme “Empowering youths for a better future”. The program commenced last Thursday until Sunday. According to the…

Importance of sustainability emphasised at JCC 

THE importance of sustainability in terms of harvesting and using of current available forest resources has been highlighted at the Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) comprising of various line ministries and stakeholders that has convened its fourth and first meeting for year 2019 recently. JCC was established as one of the monitoring mechanism under the Sustainable…