Beyond disability

How Barnabas formed a group to help the deaf By LESLEY SANGA It started some years ago with Ali Barnabas’ passion to form an association to look after young people with a hearing disability. Barnabas, 38, is now the president of the newly formed Solomon Islands Deaf Association (SIDA). Last week, the Solomon Star caught…

Totori keen to extend lead

Veteran Solomon Islands footballer Benjamin Totori says he is determined to extend his top scoring record in the OFC Champions League. Totori is leading the top scorers tally with 23 goals ahead of Argentinian Emiliano Tade who is closing in behind with 18 goals for Auckland City. Speaking to Star Sports on Saturday, Totori said…

West Guadalcanal graduating students laud help

AN event to acknowledge graduation students under West Guadalcanal Students Association (WGCSA) and the funder was held at Marara community high school hall at Tanagai in West Honiara last Thursday. The gathering was organized by the president and the student body. About 41 students sponsored under West Guadalcanal have graduated last week from the Solomon…

NZ to tar seal airports

THE New Zealand (NZ) Government will tar seal four domestic airports this year. They are; Taro, Seghe, Suavanao and Lata. This was revealed by the Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka last week in Parliament. He said this funding for the domestic airport comes in the development budget which the New Zealand government…

First Brisbane/Munda flight likely June

THE first international commercial flight from Brisbane into Munda is proposed for June this year. Minister for Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka revealed this in Parliament during the committee of supply in parliament last Monday. “The first flight from Brisbane to Munda is being targeted for June.” Parliament resolved into committee of supply to…