Hockey to have Aussie coach

AN Australian hockey coach will soon team up with the national hockey players in preparation for the upcoming Inter-continental Cup in Australia. President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne revealed this to Star Sports yesterday following a discussion with Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF) Continental Development Officer   Gill Gemming in Vanuatu on Thursday.…

Silent achiever

Meet artist Nelson Horipua THERE are those whose achievements are often celebrated. Equally but regrettably, there are those whose attainments deemed insignificant and often gone unnoticed despite their importance to society. One such group is our artists, whose works received little or no accolade regardless of their economic contributions. This may be because of our…

TSL OPENER TODAY

Defending champs Marist take on debutants Henderson Eels AFTER a lengthy off-season, the Telekom S-League 2017/2018 season gets off today with two exciting matches at Lawson Tama. Defending champions Marist FC take on debutants Henderson Eels in the opener in what is anticipated to be a thriller. Marist underline their intention to defend the title…

Women and politics

The struggles they face in their quest for equal participation SINCE the inception of parliamentary democracy in 1978, political leadership in Solomon Island has been a men’s domain. Forty years on and with the tenth parliament in the house, the plights of women in political leadership still remains a contentious dilemma. Although women make up…

History in stone

I OFTEN wondered why people of Lau in Malaita Province had to endure such a tedious and laborious task of building artificial islands whilst there is vast uninhabited land on the mainland.    This question has led me on the quest for answers and to right the many myths surrounding the “Salt Water” people as they…

COUPLE FACE 38 COUNTS

·      Murray and wife allegedly set up company in 2014 ·      Krash Transport & Marketing allegedly received $1.1m of public funds ·      Couple ordered to pay cash bail of $10,000 each ·      Wife allegedly used ‘maiden name’ to conceal relationship A TOP public officer and his wife accused of defrauding the government of more than…