Help to Helena Hospital

Dear Editor – With the, initial, kind intervention of a friend and former surgeon at the NRH, Herman Oberli, the Swiss Army, SolTuna and the National Fisheries Developments Ltd (NFD), Helena Goldie Hospital has recently welcomed two retired, volunteer, doctors from Switzerland and much needed medical equipment and technology. Chantal Ruckstuhl-Dekumbis is a paediatric physician…

CAASI licensing officer?

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space in your paper to ask this very important question, who is the licensing officer for CAASI (Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Island)? I was wondering since then, from 2015 till present that who is the legitimate officer here, manning the post. Far more important how transparent…

Colombo are hockey champs

THE Colombo men’s hockey team has won the 2017 club league grand-final yesterday. Colombo claimed the title after defeating top contenders Wantoks hockey club, which comprised of experienced hockey players led by Allan Temoa and Gary Edward. Paul Luiramo was the hero for the Colombo club for scoring the only goal of the grand-final. In…

Hockey to have Aussie coach

AN Australian hockey coach will soon team up with the national hockey players in preparation for the upcoming Inter-continental Cup in Australia. President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne revealed this to Star Sports yesterday following a discussion with Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF) Continental Development Officer   Gill Gemming in Vanuatu on Thursday.…

Kaba wishes Kingz all the best

FORMER Malaita Kingz import midfielder Abdouramane Kaba wishes his former club all the best for  the 2017/18 Telekom S-League, which will kicks off this afternoon. Kaba, from Papua New Guinea, sent his best wishes as he will no longer be playing for Malaita Kingz FC. He is currently in Japan and is expected to play…

Silent achiever

Meet artist Nelson Horipua THERE are those whose achievements are often celebrated. Equally but regrettably, there are those whose attainments deemed insignificant and often gone unnoticed despite their importance to society. One such group is our artists, whose works received little or no accolade regardless of their economic contributions. This may be because of our…

Warriors optimistic ahead of opener

THREE time Telekom S-League winners Solomon Warriors are buoyant to begin the 2017/2018 season on a positive start against Real Kakamora today at Lawson Tama. Warriors head coach Moses Toata told Star Sports they are determined to take vengeance over their third place finish last season. Toata and company missed out on OFC Champions League…

TSL OPENER TODAY

Defending champs Marist take on debutants Henderson Eels AFTER a lengthy off-season, the Telekom S-League 2017/2018 season gets off today with two exciting matches at Lawson Tama. Defending champions Marist FC take on debutants Henderson Eels in the opener in what is anticipated to be a thriller. Marist underline their intention to defend the title…

Women and politics

The struggles they face in their quest for equal participation SINCE the inception of parliamentary democracy in 1978, political leadership in Solomon Island has been a men’s domain. Forty years on and with the tenth parliament in the house, the plights of women in political leadership still remains a contentious dilemma. Although women make up…