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…

Final futsal matches today

The final matches of the Top Eight futsal challenge will be played at the Multipurpose Hall today. Three final matches will be played to wrap up the two weeks of competition between eight strong futsal clubs in Honiara. First up will see Ngu Brothers and Sokamora at 2pm followed by Marist and Indo -Solo and…

Auki premier league underway

THE much anticipated Auki premier league second season has kicked off on Saturday with two matches played at Aligegeo football stadium. The first half of the match saw Aimela FC receiving their first smile after defeating Ambu FC 3-1. The win made a difference for Aimela FC compared to first season when they suffered heavy…

Father breaks arm celebrating

A FATHER of four broke his left arm on Sunday when celebrating Fathers’ Day without his family. The man started drinking on Friday afternoon till Sunday when he fell into a drain and hit a log beside his house at Henderson, East Honiara. His wife said that her husband is a drunkard; he always spend…

Blue boat appeal went unheeded

AN appeal to the government not to destroy the three Vietnamese blue boats has not been heeded. Managing Director of Treasure Islands Export, Henry Star Dora, recently wrote a letter to the government requesting the boats not to be destroyed. A copy of the letter dated 27/08/2017, addressed to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine…