Gov’t to host sixth Melanesian festival

THE government is looking forward to host the 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival next year. Minister of Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo in his address to open the 6th Council of Arts and Culture meeting this week said his office is gearing up for the festival. “I am sure the Solomon Islands preparation will…

Warriors participate in the ‘Red Cardim Vaelens’

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HFA U19 school draw

The HFA 2017 Under 19 School draws took place on Tuesday afternoon at the SIFF Conference room after 17 secondary schools have registered and confirmed their participation. The new schools that have come in which have not participated in the current under 16 school league include Nguvia CHS from the Guadalcanal plains, ST Joseph Tenaru,…

AETA EAGER TO START

JOHN Aeta a surprise inclusion in the national football side says he is keen to start against Fiji tomorrow in Suva. Aeta was called up to the national senior team by Spaniard Felipe Vega-Arango after his impressive display at the OFC under-17 championship in Tahiti earlier this year. Speaking exclusively to Star Sports, Aeta said…

KEOTA HELD IN CUSTODY

Second accused faces two killings charge DOUBLE murder accused Raymond Keota faced the court on Wednesday, hours after he was brought over to Honiara from Malaita in a police speed craft. Keota was arrested in an early morning raid at Fourere village in north Malaita last Sunday. He is now co-accused with Jimson Goufi, who…

First friendly today

Spaniard’s first real test SPANIARD Felipe Vega-Arango first real test is set for tonight as our national team takes on Fiji at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji. After taking the helm as coach for the national side, Vega-Arango will eager to try out his system with his 24 traveling squad against a determined Fijian…

Alleged robbers still without lawyers

TWO men who allegedly launched a failed robbery on a couple at the King George VI area in east Honiara are still without lawyers despite making several requests. David Toli, 28, and Philip Lee, 21, are both facing armed robbery charges. Since they are both yet to be allocated lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office,…

Construction on East Guadalcanal road underway

A 60 Kilometers road is currently being constructed in East Guadalcanal Constituency starting from Marau Sound to Avuavu. Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Bradley Tovosia told the Solomon Star yesterday the construction of the road is progressing well. “Last weekend, the road has reached Naho primary school and is expected to reach Avuavu…

NATIONAL TEAM DEPARTS

Vega-Arango to identify best 11 in Fiji OUR national men’s football side left the country yesterday for their double header friendlies with Fiji this week ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next month. Speaking to Star Sports prior to their departure yesterday afternoon, Spaniard Felipe Vega-Arango said he will use the friendlies to identify his…