Malaita Futsal

Friendlies set The Malaita Futsal team for the up coming Solomon Games will be hosting a Honiara based Futsal club call Matox in two friendly matches scheduled for this coming weekend. The two friendlies will be staged at the Aligegeo stadium in Auki tomorrow and on Saturday respectively. This was confirmed to Star Sports in…

Confidence in ladies hockey

Despite Solomon Islands women’s hockey team will make the first debut in international hockey competition Bently Donga is confident that our national side will be competitive. Head coach Donga stressed this to Star Sports in an interview. “This will be our first time to have our women’s team representing the country in any international competition,’’…

Maritime transport sector sails

Dear Editor – For the past 36 years, Solomon Islands’ economic success has been built on its use of maritime transport to trade to our scattered islands with the rest of the world. Today, almost 99.5% of our external trade and more than 90 % of internal trade go by sea. Some 90% of the…

Facing up to corruption

Dear Editor – Taking a principled stand against corruption, especially when corruption is entrenched, doesn’t come without some cost, personally and even politically, as appears to have been hinted at in the latter case in the Solomon Islands. Let me first illustrate by what I mean when I refer to personal cost when facing up…

Solo Icon show

Dear Editor – I just want to call on the organisers of the Solo Icon Competition to please improve their sound system for the upcoming semi-finals of the Solo icon competition. I say this because as a person who love to watch talented young Solomon Islands sing their hearts out in the Solo Icon, I…

Our soccer

Dear Editor – I read with interest comments the national soccer coach Moses Toata made in your paper after their semi-final loss to Papua New Guinea. I appreciate his taking responsibility for the loss and his efforts towards the national side. Let me however say this. The time is right of the country to recruit…

Tackling climate threats

Dear Editor – Climate impacts in the Solomon Islands, a country that dependent on fishing and small-scale farming for sustenance, are set to intensify pressure on food security. But innovative, participatory approaches may help policy makers navigate possible future scenarios in order to develop the right policy responses. However, the most pressing issues facing Solomon…