TOATA HOPEFUL

Let’s support the boys, says coach THE national men’s football interim head coach Mosses Toata is expecting a tough return match against Tahiti tomorrow but is confident to register their first three points. Toata uttered this to Star Sports in an interview on Friday. “I’m expecting a very strong match against Tahiti, but I’m quite…

Solomons seek first win

OFC: The Solomon Islands are hoping the pain of defeat will motivate them as they head into their second leg clash with Tahiti in Group B of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) third-stage of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup RussiaTM Qualifiers. With Tahiti securing all three points in the first meeting between the two…

Temotu prepares for netball tourney

TEMOTU Province is set to host the most prestigious Our Telekom National U20 netball championship at the end of this month at their capital Lata. Temotu Sports Development Officer (SDO) Willie Moli confirmed this to Star Sports from Lata on Friday. “This will be our first time to host such national event and we are…

Temotu ready to fight for prize

TEMOTU Province is not only preparing to host the Our Telekom National U20 Netball Championship set to be staged in their shores but are also preparing to give their opponents a touch fight for the top award of the competition. “Apart from our preparation to host the championship, our U20 netball squad are also full…

Fans urged to support squad

A CRAZY football fan is calling on all soccer supporters in the country who are planning to watch the return match of our national senior men’s team against Tahiti tomorrow to rally their  support behind our  boys. Raymond Ali made the call since past experiences has proved that our diehard fans and supporters usually withdraw…

Futsal squad set for championships

THE national U12 and U14 futsal squads are in “full swing mode” in their trainings in preparations for the 2017 FFA National Futsal Championships to be held in Sydney, Australia, in early January. Michael Bate’e told Star Sports last night that the boys are currently training under the watchful eyes of our national heroes the…

Marasinghe: SINU situation now calm

ACTING vice-chancellor of Solomon Islands National University, Professor Basil Marasinghe, says the tense situation at its three campuses is now calm after Monday’s protest. Professor Marasinghe was appointed acting vice chancellor following the forced resignation of Dr Glynn Galo by protesting students. “The SINU management regrets the disturbances caused by some student factions on 7th…

Taro beetle under control in Temotu

BEETLES that destroyed taro in Temotu Province have been put under controlled as farmers continue to enjoy high yields from their gardens. This was confirmed by the Temotu Provincial Chief Agriculture Research Officer Boaz Bero. Mr Bero said that farmers continue to enjoy their yield s of taro, known as ‘Selfish Taro’, which has been…

Rini proposes reform on NPF

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini, plans to bring a bill to protect the functions and operations of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) and consider some pre-retirement options. Mr Rini revealed this during the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Fund at SMI compound, west Honiara, yesterday. He said this is due to its…

Chan ill-advised, say UDP MPs

MPs of the United Democratic Party (UDP) say their president Sir Thomas Chan was wrongly advised when he revoked Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s membership. Sir Thomas sacked Mr Sogavare from the party Wednesday this week. But UDP MPs, who are part of the DCC coalition, said the sacking was illegal. In a statement issued on…