Women soccer out of FIFA ranking

SOLOMON ISLANDS female football team joins five other Pacific Island nations who were confirmed out of the World football ranking. The world soccer body, FIFA released the latest ranking last Friday identifying Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga as countries not ranked in the current listing. According to FIFA, the six…

Women’s football undergo trials

SOLOMON ISLANDS are gearing up for the upcoming U17 Women’s Championship starting with trials to determine the country’s final squad. A total of 61 players kicked of the trials held on Saturday and Sunday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Former coach, Patrick Miniti believes undergoing the trials is a positive start to their preparation. “This…

Training soon to start

Training for the Solomon Islands men’s national football squad will start soon as the home match against Papua New Guinea (PNG) draws near. Squad’s team captain, Henry Fa’arodo Junior told Star Sports training days for the selected squad are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm to 5pm respectively. However the venue is yet to be…

‘BLUE BOATS’ SEIZED

THREE Vietnamese ‘Blue Boats’ (fishing boats) have been arrested following a joint operation involving police and fisheries officers over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing within our exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A statement from Police Media Unit yesterday said: “Police and fisheries officers have arrested three Vietnamese ‘blue boats’ (fishing boats) over the weekend for…

Addressing water shortage on Tuwo

With an eroding coastline on an already limited landmass, the impacts of climate change, particularly sea-level rise and pronounced droughts have severe consequences on water and sanitation in the Solomon Islands. Tuwo community is an extremely isolated, rural village located on a small, low-lying island, part of a large coral atoll chain. The 531 people…