‘Solo can beat NZ’

If we can beat New Zealand I am sure Solomon Islands senior national squad can also beat New Zealand in the upcoming OFC Stage Three final of the World Cup qualifiers next month. That was according to head coach of the Vanuatu national football team Moise Poida. Poida made the comment after their friendly match…

Second friendly today

The senior Kurukuru futsal team and the national U17 futsal squad will meet again this afternoon for their secondly friendly match as part of their build up to the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games and OFC U17 championship respectively. In their first friendly match Kurukuru beat the young lads 4-2 in a stunning…

Felipe eyes friendly with Australian club

SOLOMON ISLANDS National team coach Felipe Vega-Arango said, he is eying the next friendly with an A – League team. He hinted this, when speaking to the local media after the international friendly match with the Vanuatu National side at Lawson Tama, last Friday. “We are trying to get a friendly against a team from…

Huge achievement to reach final

DESPITE St John community high school bowing out of the final race of the Bulkshop U16 futsal League, their assistance sports master and assistant coach Sam Uruau says reaching the final stage is a great achievement. Uruau and his boys bowed out of the top race following their 7-2 defeat to tournament’s favourite Koloale during…

$1.6B FOR TINA HYDRO

Sogavare underscores significance of hydro PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government has secured $1.6 billion for the construction of the Tina River Hydro Dam. He revealed this in his keynote address at the Guadalcanal Province second appointed day on Tuesday at Lela Beach. “The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has secured $1.6 billion…

Manele: Lack of attendance shocking

THE Parliamentary Opposition Leader Honorable Jeremiah Manele has described Government MPs lack of commitment in attending Parliament as ‘shocking and disgraceful’. In a statement on Tuesday, the Opposition Leader said it was inexcusable for Government MPs not to attend Parliament especially to support the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035 Report; a motion moved by the…

[email protected] Partnership Officially Launched

Honiara, Solomon Islands –[email protected] ([email protected]) together with UN Peacebuilding Fund project (UNPBF), implemented by UNDP and UN Women, officially launched a partnership to train more than 100 youth from informal settlements around Honiara city, who have limited to no opportunities to earn sustainable living, to be active peacebuilders while undergoing entrepreneurship and business  training. The…

Call to deport foreign convict

THE mother of the girl who is currently the partner of a Vietnamese ex-convict has demanded prompt action by responsible authorities to deport him to his home country. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday, Ethel Tanai said the Vietnamese national needs to go due to the ill-treatments towards her daughter. In fact, Ms Tanai…

Manepora makes suggestion on NDS

DEPUTY Speaker to National Parliament, Andrew Manepora proposes that a Parliamentary Standing Committee be established to oversee the implementation of the twenty year National Development Strategy (NDS) when debating the NDS in Parliament on Monday. He said this is to keep governments in focus when preparing their budgets and to ensure that it reflects what…