South Guadalcanal underdevelopment

Dear Editor – My recent trip to South Guadalcanal two weeks ago was simply exuberant. After years of being abroad, this short trip was a much needed one to reorient and immerse myself with the cultural norms and values, and to experience what it means to be truly ‘home.’ However, apart from my exuberant experience,…

Oceania boxing weighs grouping

(The National) – PAPUA New Guinea Amateur Boxing Union president John Avira says Oceania must reconsider its grouping with Asia if it wants its boxers to have a better chance of qualifying for the Olympics. Avira said the efforts of the country’s boxers at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Qian’an, China, showed that athletes from…

Roy Krishna Eyes Olympics

RNZI: Star striker confirms he is going to play for Fiji in the Nations Cup in PNG Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna admits it’s been a bit of a frustrating season but he’s happy to finally be back on the field and slowly returning to full fitness. The 28 year-old injured his ankle in January…

Team Wellington on to the semis

OFC: Team Wellington have set up a semi-final meeting with AS Magenta from New Caledonia after beating Hekari United 4-0 to finish on top of Group B. Team Wellington have set up a semi-final meeting with AS Magenta from New Caledonia after beating Hekari United 4-0 to finish on top of Group B. Finalists in…

Auckland City strikes late to reach semifinals

A late comeback has seen Auckland City keep their hopes alive for a sixth straight Oceania Champions League title. Needing a draw against Vanuatu side Amicale to progress to the semifinals, the seven-time champions recorded three late goals to snare a 3-1 victory. The favourites had earlier found themselves in serious danger after former Auckland…

It’s over for Warriors

Warriors 5-4 Lae City OFC: THE country’s Oceania Club Championship rep Solomon Warriors came from behind twice to beat brave Lae City Dwellers (LCD) 5-4 in their final group match yesterday in the wet QBE stadium. Warriors have finished their campaign on a high following a nine-goal thriller to defeat Papua New Guinean debutants Lae…

SIPA controversy must be sorted

WE all want the best for our international sea port in Honiara. So any reforms to achieve that must be supported by all. But the controversy surrounding the manner in which Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer Colin Yow is carrying out the proposed reform is worrying. The important role Honiara’s international sea…

Visitors arrival here in 2015 up

THE Numbers of international visitors into the country has steadily increased from January to December last year. An officially released figure from the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) last week, has confirmed. It stated that, Solomon Islands records solid visitor arrival increase for 2015 Rounding out a positive year for the Solomon Islands tourism fortunes,…

Locals safe following Japan’s quake

A SOLOMON Islands couple studying in Japan is safe following a serious of earthquake that struck last week. Edwin Koveke and Margaret Neko-Koveke are reportedly safe and well in Kumamoto. Polini and Alan McNeil told Solomon Star yesterday they have been in contact with the couple and can confirm they are safe after taking shelter…