Va’a federation proposed

Following much anticipation, the Solomon Islands Va’a Federation is soon to be formally established in the country. This was according to the Interim president, Eric Chow. In his remarks Mr Chow said, following the success of Va’a as a recognised competitive sport in the  Pacific Games in 2015 – Solomon Islands will be stepping up…

Wisil blazes in 100m

FIJI SUN – TOEA Wisil became Paciifc Island nations’ first female track and field athlete to qualify on merit for this year’s Rio Olympics. She didn’t need to as she had already got a Rio spot as one of two PNG athletes on the universality rule – which allows restricted numbers from weaker countries automatic…

PNG netball names U21 squad

Port Moresby (The National) – THE national selectors announced a train-on squad for the Papua New Guinea Under-21 netball team to compete at the Oceania qualifiers. The qualifiers are in September in New Zealand for the World Youth Cup hosted by Botswana from July 8-16, next year. The players, who were selected from the national…

PM hits back

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has refuted insinuations by former Parliamentarian, Mr Nolen Leni and the Leader of the Independent Group, Hon Derek Sikua that he was involved in events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup. The Leader of the Independent Group has insinuated in a media statement that the Prime Minister was…

Revenue Loss

Delays in the High Court deprives govt of “Millions” in log export taxes Protracted delays in promptly dealing with cases involving logging companies have prompted calls for the “realignment” of the High Court to ensure its integrity is not compromised. “These delays are costly, frustrating and do not give the judiciary a good image,” a…

Rio wild card

Suva (Fiji Times) – MAKERETA Naulu has more to be grateful for after the completion of the Melanesian Athletics Championships after her name has been entered as a special wild card submission for the Rio Olympics. Naulu said she had filled the required forms after her time of 11.94 seconds in the 100 metres on…

A step back for Western Turtles

Western Province men’s football team’s chance of taking the lead in Group A of the Solomon Games football competition faded following their 3-0 defeat to host Honiara at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Sunday’s performance was not what their fans and supporters had expected. Turtles found it hard to find the back of the net unlike…

Beach showdown

THE much awaited semi-finals and finals for the Solomon Games 2016 Beach Soccer tourney is set to go down today, at the Waikiki beach (Mamanawata) starting at 9am and through to the afternoon. After a weeklong of prestigious battle in a round robin format was played, the hosts and three other provincial teams will scuffle…