Nihopara highlights tourism initiatives

THE occasion to mark Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) Open Day in Honiara last week, gave the opportunity for members of the public to know some of the major tourism pledges that the government is currently working on. Andrew Nihopara, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has highlighted these when…

Native Stoneage live performance

ONE of the country’s famous reggae bands, Native Stoneage is still alive after being together for 16 years. The Malaita based band, originally from East Fataleka, will show its solidarity when they stage two live performances this Saturday and Sunday at the Art Gallery. Acting manager of the band, Allen Siau said the two shows…

Dr Pollard: Nation cannot progress without women

The nation cannot progress in terms of economic growth and development if women continue to be left out from the government polices, Dr. Alice Pollard stressed this during the 40th Anniversary celebration of Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) on Tuesday. Presenting her remarks among the speakers of the event Dr. Pollard said women are…

CBSI launches new website

Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has launched its new official website this week during the event to mark the 40th Anniversary at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara. The launching was officiated by the Governor of CBSI Denton Rarawa after presenting his remarks on the past successes of CBSI as they inspired for a vibrant…

Hockey gets more support

THE Solomon Islands national hockey squads are receiving overwhelming support from business houses in the country ahead of their departure for Suva, Fiji this weekend to compete in the Hockey World Round League One. Heritage Park Hotel was the latest company to support the squads this round. The Hotel’s General Manager Sanjay Bhargava handed over…

HFA matches deferred

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) has deferred all their matches for July 25th 2016. HFA confirmed this to Star Sports last night. “All our matches for premier division and division 1 and 2 will resume on the 25th of July 2016,’’ HFA said.   “This is to allow Solomon Games to use the fields that…

U-20 journey outlined

OFC: The eight teams taking part in OFC’s premier youth competition now know the path they must take in order to claim regional glory following the official draw for the OFC U-20 Championship. The teams, including the winner from this week’s OFC U-20 Championship Preliminary, have been drawn into two groups of four teams. Joining…

Eagle Futsal team boosted

The Malaita Eagle Futsal team on Wednesday received a new set of uniforms ahead of the 2016 Solomon Games. A big thanks to the visiting futsal team form Honiara Matax and Design Rights for donating the new set of uniforms. The team’s assistance coach Danny Belo told Star Sports in Auki that the Malaita Eagle…

Limited spaces for volley umpires

ONLY 10 spaces are available for men and women who wish to become national volleyball umpires. President of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki confirmed this to Star Sports in a statement yesterday.   “A reminder to those that are interested to attend the volleyball course that there are only 10 spaces available,’’…

Jones upsets top Pacific swimmer

Suva (Fiji Times) – AUSTRALIAN swimmer Cameron Jones defeated favourite Ryan Pini of Papua New Guinea in the men’s 50 metres butterfly event in the 2016 Oceania Swimming Championship Tuesday night at Damodar City National Aquatic Centre in Suva. Gold medallist Jones finished the race with a time of 24.27 seconds in front of silver…