Public reminded of beche-de-mer ban

THE public has again been warned to respect the current bech-de mer (Sea Cucumber) ban following the confiscation of more than 50 kilograms of dried beche-de mer at a warehouse in Auki, Malaita Province. A combined raid by Compliance officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Police on a warehouse at the Malaita Provincial capital…

Ramohia unveils Malaita Day theme

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia has unveiled his province’s Second Appointed Day theme ahead of the August 15 celebrations. “Embarking on community governance and customary land reform as strategy for sustainable development of Malaita Province” is the theme. A few weeks ago, the public raised questions about what could be the theme for this year’s celebration…

SIAVRTC hails partnership

SOLOMON Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) has acknowledged the Solomon Islands government partnership with the Japanese governments which has transpired in development assistance programs for rural training centres. The Japanese government over the years since establishment worked in partnership with the Solomon Islands government continued to provide assistance to schools and communities…

Reconnecting his family ties in SI

NOAH Jarrah, a university student studying in the US, was recently visiting his grandparents in Honiara. He represented the 4th generation of his family connected to the Solomon Islands for over 63 years. Noah’s great grandfather, Alvin Blum, served as a medical officer in the South Pacific during World War II and returned to the…

Youths end training

MORE than 30 youths around Honiara have successfully completed a youth innovation workshop on Wednesday. The “Solomon Islands Youth Innovation Training and Planning Workshop was funded and organised by United Nations Peace-building Fund (UNPBF) project. The workshop introduced participants to the concept of innovation to help them understand entrepreneurship, social innovation and peace-building whilst sharing…

Youths mark their day

INTERNATIONAL Youth Day falls on 13th of August every year and was celebrated yesterday at the Multi-Purpose Hall, along with the opening of a Youth Hub. Friday’s event was marked with colorful activities from the youth groups around Honiara, who put on dances and music. Attending the youth program were the acting Permanent Secretary (PS)…

Coach names team

21 selected, four omitted NATIONAL football team head coach Felipe Vega-Arango has named his final 21 players for the home and away FIFA World Cup qualifiers against New Zealand next month. Speaking exclusively to Star Sports yesterday, the Spaniard said he has decided to make the final cut after weeks of rigorous training. “I am…

Marist eager to defend TSL

DEFENDING Telekom S-League champions Marist FC are dogged to retain their title in the new season. Marist head coach Juliano Schmelling said his lads are prepared to defend their title come next week. “I think it will be difficult for us but we will be ready for the new campaign,” Schmelling said. “Going into the…

Kadau vows to defend futsal title

BEING labelled King of Futsal in Oceania, veteran coach Dickson Kadau vows to defend the title in junior category in the upcoming (OFC) U17 Futsal Qualifiers in New Zealand. Kadau says the senior Kurukuru squad have stamped their mark by winning the OFC futsal title five times. The U17 are currently undergoing intensive training in…