Probe into tug boat sinking

RSIPF officers in the Central Islands Province provincial capital Tulagi are investigating the sinking of a tug boat near Buguna Island about 6.30pm on Thursday 27 July and one missing crew member. There were seven crew on board the tug boat when it sank. The tug boat was pulling a barge when the incident happened.…

IMPORT SCARE

Fiji live Cattle import queried, Ministry defends claims CLAIMS have surfaced from concerned cattle farmers in the country over the proposed live cattle import from Fiji, in fear of the deadly Brucellosis Disease. Brucellosis Disease is a bacterial disease found in the reproductive tracts of animals which can also be transferred to humans. It causes…

RAGOMO KEEN TO JOIN KURUKURU

Inspiration captain calls on SIFF to contact Brazilian club for his release BRAZIL-based Elliot Ragomo told Sunday Star Sports he is keen to team up with the national futsal team for the 5th Asian Indoor Games in Turkmenistan. The Kurukuru inspirational captain who is currently on a six months trail with a professional club in…

ABD Gives SIG US$15.4 Million

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) revealed that the government has secured US$15.4 million from the Asian Development Bank for the development of the USP fourth campus project in the country. The prolonged development of the project has received an encouraging progress and its ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.…

TSI’s CDF community audit raises serious questions on the administration of the public funds

The Transparency Solomon Islands and UNDP sponsored Constituency Development Fund(CDF) Community Audit has raised some serious questions about the way the fund has been administered and managed by the national politicians and the ruling administration. A community audit carried out recently in 39 constituencies shows many people are in the dark not just about the…

ABD Gives SIG US$15.4 Million

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) revealed that the government has secured US$15.4 million from the Asian Development Bank for the development of the USP fourth campus project in the country. The prolonged development of the project has received an encouraging progress and its ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.…

2023 cost soars to $2.5 billion

Hosting a major sporting event puts a hefty financial burden on any host country and Solomon Islands hosting of the 2023 Pacific Games will cost the government $2.5 billion. The government initially bidded with a budget of $1.5 billion but after reviewing the cost estimates, it came up with a budget estimate of  $2.5billion. This…

Tekobi urged to stick with football

A Renbel football fanatic Jim Sevesi has questioned why the Sports Authority in Renbel Province could not shed something officially about Eugene Tekobi’s recent inclusion in the national football team. Mr Sevesi told Sunday Star Sports the achievement of Renbell____s very own Tekobi is a big thing in the province’s social sector, which sport is…

Basketball Jam series date rescheduled

The organizers of the 3×3 Basketball Jam Series would like to let all players know that the first series scheduled for Sunday 30th July, 2017 has now been deferred to Sunday 6th August, 2017. The following reasons are noted for your information regarding this last and final deferral: 1. REGISTRATION – Only 3 teams (out…

Tennis kids urged to work hard

Young Tennis athletes are urged to keep training and work hard to achieve more in the future. The call was made by the president of the Solomon Islands Tennis Federation, Samuel Ramoni. He said starting from an early is very good for the development of tennis in the country and for athletes. “You are very…