OFC president here

President of the Solomon Islands Football federation (SIFF) William Lai has described the visit of the FIFA Vice president and president of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), David Chung as very important for the development of football in the country. Chung arrived yesterday along with the Secretary General of OFC, Tai Nicholas. Lai said since…

BIG GOVT SHAKE-UP

Lusibaea, Pacha, Manetoali terminated, major Cabinet reshuffle expected PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has terminated three of his ministers in a major Cabinet shake-up that will also see a number of ministerial changes in the coming days. Axed are Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) Jimmy Lusibaea, Minister of Environment and Conservation Samuel Manetoali and Minister of…

Naka is back

National striker, James Naka has been recalled for training in preparation for the finals of the third stage of the World Cup Qualifiers against New Zealand. This was confirmed by the Head Coach, Spaniard Felipe Vega Arongo on Wednesday. Felipe met with Naka yesterday and has agreed that Naka will be back for training starting…

School basketball resumes this weekend

THE High School Basketball league competition will resume matches this weekend. Four matches are scheduled for Sunday August 6 at the Multipurpose Hall. Bishop Epalle Bombers will take on USP Islanders boys at 12pm to kick off the day’s actions followed by Bishop Epalle girls and USP Islanders girls at 1pm. Betikama boys will play…

MASSIVE DAMAGE

Villagers fear for environment VILLAGERS in east Are’are, Malaita, fear for their environment after a logging company destroyed two hectares of virgin mangrove forest. MEGA logging company landed at Rurata in March this year and in the process of building a wharf, destroyed the community’s mangrove trees. “They not only destroyed our mangroves, but also…

Accused to take plea again

A MAN accused of setting fire to a bulldozer at a logging camp in Isabel Province early this year will take his plea again today. This was after Nicholas Luavera entered a guilty plea to the arson charge yesterday when he was arraigned. However, his guilty plea was inconsistent with his lawyer’s advice as he…

Ragomo on the brink

SOLOMON Islands Brazilian-based Elliot Ragomo is turning few heads during his trial with professional futsal outfit Minas Clube as he is on the brink of signing a professional contract. Ragomo’s impressive performance with the club’s youth team in a friendly against the Brazil National Under 17 futsal side provided a platform for him to sign.…