Premier Siapu: ‘you are my worry’

‘YOU are our concern, you are the worry of the Premier’s Office, you are the concern of the Executive government and the Ministers; you are our sleepless nights.’ Those are the sentiments of the Premier of Makira/Ulawa Province Stanley Siapu during the 2nd Appointed Day celebration last week. “Yes, I did outline the current Provincial…

Contract farming forward for agriculture

Contract farming will be the next bandwagon for Solomon islands agricultural producers to access markets, capital and increased productivity. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Jimmy Saelea made this sounding at the opening of a FAO sponsored contract farming planning workshop for nationals in Honiara this week. The workshop is organized…

TSL clubs and date confirmed

The Telekom S-league Board has revealed the names of football clubs who will be participating in the 2017-2018 TSL season. The competition is set to kick off on August 19 at the Lawson Tama Stadium. The eight franchise clubs for this season are; Marist FC, Solomon Warriors FC, KOSSA FC, Real Kakamora FC, Malaita Kingz…

Omokirio congratulates Ragomo

The recent news of Elliot Ragomo has impressed all Solomon Islanders and many took their time to congratulate the Solomon Islands national futsal team captain. Amongst the many who congratulated Elliot Ragomo is one of the founding fathers of futsal in Solomon Islands, Eddie Omokirio. The futsal journey has started from a shared vision with…

Mini-games accreditation meeting Monday

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) Accreditation team for the upcoming Vanuatu Mini-Games has proposed a meeting for the coming Monday. The Accreditation team confirmed this to Star Sports yesterday that the meeting is very important for representatives of 13 national federations that will be attending the Mini-Games to attend. “To all the…

CLOUD OVER DCC GOV’T

PM leaves for Aust today despite uncertainty PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare leaves for Australia today amid fears a number of his ministers are scheming to bring him down from the top job. Since the sacking of two of his ministers and the reshuffling of others last week, cracks in the unity of the DCC government…

Mothers’ Union marks founder’s day in Auki

KEAVA Region Mother’s Union successfully commemorates Mary Sumner’s Day with prayers and celebrations in Auki. The two-day celebration which was hosted by the Auki Parish at the St Paul Anglican church to commemorate the founder of the Mother’s Union worldwide ended with a feast on Wednesday afternoon. A total of eight parishes attended the KEAVA…

$200 fine for Kwaso drinking

A MAN has been fined $200 on Thursday for drinking Kwaso in the Central Police Station in Honiara way back in 2010. This was after Jackson Seni entered a guilty plea to the charge of consuming liquor in public place. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of $2,000 or an imprisonment term…

SIWIBA members undergo training

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) members have undertaken a three-day Innovative Entrepreneurship for Women in Business in Honiara. The three days training started on Tuesday at the SIWIBA Business Development Centre and concluded yesterday with a formal presentation of certificates to participants. Facilitators are from Israel, Ms. Reem Shachar who is the…