Boxing concludes, Team Mala bags 4 golds

The 2016 Solomon Games Boxing competition has concluded bouts with Team Malaita dominating the sport with four gold medals. The four gold medals were won by Junior Oto, John Kaloka, Polycap Bonave and Rowan Tapera. Choiseul snatched two gold medals while Isabel, Western and Honiara scooped one each for their teams. Aloysion Arabatu and Hosea…

Voting gets underway in Nauru

RNZI: Polling stations are now open in Nauru for the 2016 general election. Nearly eight thousand eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots, Saturday. Sixty seven candidates, four of whom are women, are competing for 19 parliamentary seats across Nauru’s eight multi-member constituencies. Twelve polling stations opened at nine o’clock this morning and will…

Vanuatu volleyballers win again

RNZI – Vanuatu have continued their winning start at the beach volleyball World Continental Cup finals in Russia. The country’s top pairing of Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata defeated Colombia’s Diana Rio and Yuli Ayala 21-8 21-10. However Vanuatu’s second team of Loti Joe and Sherysyn Toko were again beaten in straight sets, against Colombia’s…

Lauru netters scoop gold

… dethrones reigning champs Honiara THE Lauru Kuvojo women’s netball squad has been crowned the 2016 Solomon Games champion on Friday. Lauru narrowly edged the determined Honiara flank with a close score of 24-23 (full time) in a striking match yesterday afternoon at the Multi-Purpose Hall courts. For Lauru side, it was a history in…

Temotu gets 3 points from Honiara

Temotu Province football team registered their first three points clear in the Solomon Games football competition following their 1-0 against a determined Honiara side at the Lawson Tama Stadium yesterday. The win puts them on second place with four points behind Western Turtles who also has four points but with two points in goal difference.…

Firisia confirms Olympic spot

(FIJI TIMES) – Solomon Islands female athlete Sharon Firisia has sealed her Rio wild card spot with a gold medal in the women’s 5000m run. Firisia said while the time recorded was far from her personal best she was content with the gold medal. “I am so happy but not with the time because the…

Women’s Beach Volley semi’s next week

THE semi-finals for the women’s Beach Volley will take place next week. Officials at the games venue told Star Sports yesterday that all pool matches for the women’s Beach Volley have already been completed, Friday. For men, team Honiara beat team Malaita on Friday. Six provinces are participating in the Women’s Beach Volleyball competition. They…

Beach Eagles defeat Honiara

THE Malaita Eagles Beach Soccer team has maintained their winning streak on day four of the Solomon Games beach soccer competition. Beach Eagles narrowly defeated hosts team Honiara 5-4 in an electrifying match of the day on Friday. The top favourites, Beach Eagles took the lead few minutes from the opening actions of the first…

Peace event

Dear Editor – Its good to see the successful staging of the national healing and apology week. At least some of the former combatants have come together and reconcile with each other and with the government, police and Honiara city. Its a first step to achieving lasting peace in the country. The experience from the…

Toilet plea

Dear Editor – Honiara city is a growing in terms of the population. Yet, one of the services that is lacking is public toilet. I’m not sure how many public toilets we have in our city. I remember one near the Honiara public library and at the Central Market. Apart from that, there are not…