FLOOD HITS HARD

Bridges damaged, food gardens swept away By TEDDY KAFO FLOODING in the Guadalcanal plains has swept away one bridge and badly damaged the other. Hundreds of villagers have also lost food gardens during the Monday night floods. The Tinahula River Bridge, which connects Honiara to the Gold Ridge mine site in central Guadalcanal was swept…

LOMO WINS GOLD

SOLOMON Islands national judo athlete Tony Lomo had snatched ‘One Team Solomon’ another gold medal at the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games on Wednesday. The local Olympian defeated a Ni-Vanuatu athlete in his opening fight in the Kroman Indoor Arena. He is the second athlete to add gold to the country’s medal tally. He recorded…

GOLDEN QUEEN

Wini wins three gold By SIMON ABANAPort Vila, Vanuatu   WEIGHTLIFTING queen Jenlyn Tegu Wini scooped Team Solomon’s first three gold medals yesterday at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Oceania gold medallist made a clean sweep of gold in the 56 kg category against some best lifters in the region. She…

Rara out, Iroga in-charge

THE Athletics Solomon Federation has a new president, he is James Iroga. Iroga replaced the former president Martin Rara who received his marching order because of poor leadership.  A statement from Athletics Federation General Secretary Chris Walasi said the Executive Board acted according to the Federation’s constitution Rule 9 A and B. “The Executive may…

Bad weather delays Dash8 landing

POOR visibility caused by strong wind and heavy rain on Monday evening around 6pm in Honiara yesterday had forced a scheduled flight operated by Solomon Airlines Dash8 aircraft to delay its landing at the Honiara international airport. The flight was returning from the Western province when the weather suddenly changed bringing in more strong wind…