Marcus inclusion a boost

The National U19 squad coach, Batram Suri says the inclusion of Solomon Islands European-based goal scoring machine Marcus Chan’s inclusion is a boost to the team’s preparation ahead of the U20 World Cup Qualifiers in Tahiti, August. Chan is part of the CF Cracks Academy in Valencia, Spain and is the lone foreign based player…

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE COMING

Sir Kabui: Prepare to deal with it By ANDREW FANASIA SOLOMON Islands Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has made a remarkable and bold statement about the position of the country on the issue of ‘same sex marriage’, which is now a talk of the globe. This was when he addressed the leaders, diplomatic corps and…

POLLING DAY!

Western, Choiseul set to elect new members By ANDREW FANASIA VOTERS in Western and Choiseul province will go to the polls today to elect their new provincial assembly members. The polls open at 7am and close at 5pm. Western Province Returning Officer (RO) Hopeful Piosasa told the Solomon Star from Gizo yesterday that all the…

Her Majesty The Queen to honour young person from the Solomon Islands with prestigious Award for improving the lives of others

Her Majesty The Queen will present Millicent Barty from the Solomon Islands with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Tuesday 26th June. The Awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond. Millicent, 27, from…

Hou: SI cannot continue to rely on aid

THE country cannot continue to rely on the generosity of our donors to continue to offer development aid into the future. That’s according to Prime Minister Rick Hou when speaking at the New Zealand Pacific Business Council in Auckland recently. “It is politically and economically prudent that Solomon Islands gradually replace aid with trade, which…

BEACH SQUAD

Honiara beach soccer players named By CARLOS ARUAFU THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has revealed the names of the Honiara based beach soccer players for the training squad. The training squad will be preparing for the OFC Championship in August, in Tahiti. Eleven names were announced on Tuesday. Most of the players are former…

GP welcomes SPREP initiative

GUADALCANAL Province Premier Anthony Veke says that the Nature Park initiative at Barana village in Northwest Guadalcanal with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP’s) support is welcoming. Mr Veke said that under his leadership, this kind of initiative is welcoming and he really supports this. Guadalcanal province is supporting such support and…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

HCC councillor denies allegation   A HONIARA City Council (HCC) Councillor who is accused of obtaining about $89,000 from a woman over the sale of a plot of land at Ranadi, Honiara has denied the allegation against him on Thursday. John Wale Urifo entered not guilty pleas to 15 counts of false pretence before Principal…

St Nicholas College crowns four queens

SAINT Nicholas College has crowned four queens, to represent the school in the upcoming ACOMSIC games, during a Beauty Pageant show, last Friday. The four queens are Roviana Boyers, Tatiana Bugotu, Sabrina Habu, and Marrilyn Koga. Ms Boyers will represent the school in the junior modern category, while Ms Habu in the senior category. For…

Acting PM calls for tough intelligence network

THERE is a need to strengthen national and regional intelligence networks in the region. That’s according to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when speaking as the guest speaker at the opening of the two day South Pacific Intelligence Dialogue held in Honiara recently. The Finance Minister said it is an important matter of concern…