Youths mark their day

INTERNATIONAL Youth Day falls on 13th of August every year and was celebrated yesterday at the Multi-Purpose Hall, along with the opening of a Youth Hub. Friday’s event was marked with colorful activities from the youth groups around Honiara, who put on dances and music. Attending the youth program were the acting Permanent Secretary (PS)…

Coach names team

21 selected, four omitted NATIONAL football team head coach Felipe Vega-Arango has named his final 21 players for the home and away FIFA World Cup qualifiers against New Zealand next month. Speaking exclusively to Star Sports yesterday, the Spaniard said he has decided to make the final cut after weeks of rigorous training. “I am…

Marist eager to defend TSL

DEFENDING Telekom S-League champions Marist FC are dogged to retain their title in the new season. Marist head coach Juliano Schmelling said his lads are prepared to defend their title come next week. “I think it will be difficult for us but we will be ready for the new campaign,” Schmelling said. “Going into the…

Kadau vows to defend futsal title

BEING labelled King of Futsal in Oceania, veteran coach Dickson Kadau vows to defend the title in junior category in the upcoming (OFC) U17 Futsal Qualifiers in New Zealand. Kadau says the senior Kurukuru squad have stamped their mark by winning the OFC futsal title five times. The U17 are currently undergoing intensive training in…

Guadalcanal FC secure major deal

THE Empire group of companies has agreed to be the major sponsors of the Telekom S-League franchise Guadalcanal FC for the 2017-2018 sessions. Guadalcanal club manager and player, Fabrizio Prattico revealed the deal to Star Sports on Friday in an exclusive interview. Prattico, who had a stint with Western United last session, struck the deal…

RSIPF mount security operations for Pacific Met Meetings

RSIPF will mount an operation to provide security for delegates attending the 4th Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) and the 2nd Pacific Ministerial Meteorology Meeting(PMMM) which be held in Honiara from 14 – 18 August 2017. The meeting will bring together PMC’s members, Cabinet Ministers responsible for meteorology and senior government officials from…

Malaita provincial workers confused

MALAITA provincial government employees are currently doing less work, because their departments have no funds to implement their programme activities. Reports reaching Solomon star in Auki said provincial workers claim that the current Malaita provincial administration is very weak and has no money as shown by the recent delayed payment of workers’ salaries. It stated…

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…