Marist signs 4 Hekari players

PORT MORESBY,  (LOOP VANUATU) —Four players from Hekari United Football Club have been signed by Marist Football Club of the Solomon Islands. The four are Tommy Semmy (striker), Daniel Joe (right back), Koriak Upaiga (left back) and David Muta (central midfield). They will play for their new club in the Telekom S-League in Honiara. The…

Renbel next games host

The Renbel province will be the next host of the Solomon Games in two years time. This was declared by the Deputy Prime minister Manasseh Maelanga at the close of the 2016 Solomon Games on Sunday. “Renbel province will be our next host and my Ministry will work together with you make another successful one…

Provincial athletes returning

PROVINCIAL athletes who were in Honiara over the past two weeks competing in the 2016 Solomon Games are returning to their respective provinces over the weekend and through out this week. Most of the delegates from Malaita left on Monday for Auki while other athletes from Central and Western Province left last Saturday and Sunday.…

Govt prioritizes sports

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is very committed in prioritizing sports development in the country. That was according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home affairs, George Palua when speaking on Sunday at the closing of the Solomon Games at Lawson Tama. “The government is prioritizing sports in its development structure…

Melanesian games back after 13 years

Suva (Fiji Times) – WITH Fiji holding a regional athletics competition after a lapse of 13 years, the Melanesian Athletics Championship proved to be a good platform for young athletes. While the highlight of the competition mostly centred around three athletes Toea Wisil, Leslie Copeland and Banuve Tabakaucoro, who were all vying for Olympic qualification,…

Singapore U21 netball squad to tour PNG

Port Moresby (The National) –  THE netball fraternity is looking forward to welcoming the Singapore Under-21 squad for a three-day invitational series with the Papua New Guinea U21 as well as a development side from July 21-24. The visitors arrive on Thursday, a day before their opening match against the PNG U21. Netball PNG president…

Fiji 7s squads for Rio 2016 announced

WORLD RUGBY – The 24 players hoping to claim Fiji’s first ever Olympic medal have been named by coaches Ben Ryan and Chris Cracknell. Fiji have never won an Olympic medal but the sevens mad nation hopes the men’s and women’s squads named on Saturday will finally lay that statistic to rest at Rio 2016…

FIFA kick-starts overhauled development programme

OFC: The FIFA Development Committee, chaired by FIFA vice-president and AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, met in Zurich on Thursday and started putting in motion Forward, FIFA’s overhauled development programme. Member Associations and confederations can now apply for development funds under the Forward programme, which aims to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for…

SIPA’s policy and practise

Dear Editor – In the year 2000 16 former employees of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) were given the green light to call it a day after they had reached the ceiling.  A term SIPA use for retirement. Our group was the first retirees SIPA had retired under this policy and practice, fair and square…

Response to Palmer and Sevesi

Dear Editor – I made reference to the articles entitled “Let’s move on” by Ednal Palmer, and “Dr Sikua and others should drop it” by Mr. Jim Sevesi published on Solomon Star 17th July 2016. The recent statements made by the office of the Leader of independent was never meant to dig into the past,…