Le’ai optimistic to lead race

CURRENT OFC U-16 championship leading goal scorer and Solomon Islands deadly striker Raphael Le’ai is optimistic to extend his golden boot tally this afternoon. Solomon Islands will take on New Zealand at 3pm this afternoon in a must watch game. The winner of this match will determine which team tops the pool. Le’ai told Star…

Waita: A vital clash

THE Solomon Islands national U16 football team coach, Stanley Waita says today’s clash with New Zealand is a very important match. The U16 will play their second group A match against the defending Champions, New Zealand’s Young All Whites at 3pm this afternoon. Waita said for his side as it will decide who will top…

In Court with Assumpta

* Taremae PTC today* Kwaso sentence today* Koloale killing probe done Taremae PTC Tuesday Former Premier of Makira/Ulawa Province accused of misusing more than $200,000 of Central Makira constituency funding will appear again in court, Tuesday. Hypolite Taremae who faces two counts of conversion appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter…

No tsunami threat after quake

THERE was no tsunami threat following an early morning earthquake in Makira Ulawa province, on Monday. This was revealed by a statement issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.7 which occurred at around 06:31am near Ugi Island, Makira province. The statement revealed the earthquake’s epicentre is located approximately…

Taiwan’s games commitment hailed

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan’s reassurance and strong commitment to support Solomon Islands for the 2023 Pacific Games. Taiwan’s deputy Foreign Minister Szu-Chien Hsu reassured Prime Minister Houenipwela of the Taiwanese Government’s support when they met at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC), Monday. Minister Hsu…

Boso joins Team Wellington

SOLOMON Islands national defender Michael Boso has finally teamed up with Team Wellington in preparation for the ISPS Hand Premiership new season in New Zealand. Not only that, but Team Wellington’s preparation for the 2018 FIFA Club Word Cup set to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) December this year. Boso’s new coach, Jose…

Opening wins for Fiji, Tahiti

FIJI and Tahiti kicked off their campaign in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) U17 Championship with wins in their opening group B matches at the Lawson Tama Stadium on Monday. Fiji registered its first three points after trailing by two goals to edge their way past Samoa 3-2. Samoa shocked the Fijians with two opening…

26.4% in visitor arrivals

INTERNATIONAL arrivals into the country has reached 14,648 in total for 2018 second quarter making an upturn of 26.4 per cent growth says the National Statistics Office (NSO). Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi, while releasing the figures for the second quarter of this year recently said the increase of 26.4% compared to the 1st quarter 2018,…

UNDERAGE REGISTRATION CLAIMS

THERE are claims of underage registration in some parts of Malaita Province sparking concerns that the current registration process has been abused. Reports have surfaced that youths under the age of 18 have turned up at the registration venue and got registered. A West Kwara’ae man told the paper that he believes most of the…