No evidence in SINU sex allegation

THE management of Solomon Islands National University has denied any knowledge of social media rumours alleging sexual relations between certain lecturers and female students. A spokesman from the office of the Vice Chancellor said:  “There has been no evidence to support the ongoing investigation by the SINU management on allegations of sexual relationship between certain…

Coach hails Fa’arodo

The national team head coach Filipe Vega-Arango has credited his skipper Henry Fa’arodo for playing a wonderful role against the All Whites in the final leg of the OFC FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Tuesday. “Henry played wonderful today,  “He was the best player on the park today,” coach Felipe said after the match. The Spaniard…

‘It feels like a win’

SOLOMON Islands football coach Felipe Vega-Arango says the 2-2 draw with the All Whites of New Zealand at home on Tuesday feels like a win in the second leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers – OFC Stage 3 final at Lawson Tama Stadium. “Well for me it feels like a win because…

Lai hails team

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai has congratulated the senior national football team for their fine performance over the mighty All Whites. Lai made the comment following the 2-2 draw against the professional side in their return match at the Lawson Tama stadium in front of jam packed home fans. “While…

Hudson: Credit to the home team

THE New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson gave credit to the home team after the All Whites sealed a place in the  FIFA World Cup inter-continental play-off edging Solomon Islands 8-3 on aggregate after the 2-2 draw in Honiara on Tuesday. “The objective for us is to get to the final. So I think when you…

All Whites confirm intercontinental berth

OFC: New Zealand will continue their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifier journey after coming up trumps in the home-and-away OFC Stage 3 Final, despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Solomon Islands in yesterday’s afternoon’s second leg at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara. New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson expected a tough encounter on…

Police arrest rape suspect

NAHA police have arrested a male suspect for allegedly raping a 33-year-old disabled female over the weekend at Lau Valley, East Honiara. The arrest was made after the male suspect was apprehended by the woman’s relatives and brought to the Naha Police Station. RSIPF Sexual Assault Squad investigators assisted Naha CID officers to interview the…

Ombudsman newsletter

Dear Editor – I refer to the article send to Solomon Star newspaper by Mr. Atkin that was published by Solomon star in today’s (Monday 4/9/17) issue No. 6689, which had incorrect reporting in it.  The title of the news article was “Ombudsman Office re-starts newsletter online”.  The final paragraph of the article reads “He…

40 to receive Australian awards in 2018

FORTY Solomon Islands students will study in universities both in Australia and the Pacific region in 2018 under Australia Awards Scholarships. The Australia Awards program provides successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development in Solomon Islands. The awards covers travel, health insurance, living allowances, tuition fees…

Squad to represent us at mini games

THE current Solomon Islands senior national football team will represent the country in the upcoming Pacific Mini-Games in Vanuatu December this year. That’s according to president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai. “But each player must fight for their place in the team,’’ he said. “Our coaches will be monitoring each player’s…