SPORTS EQUALITY

Malaita province sports coordinator Eddie Omokirio has promoted gender equality in sports by engaging young girls in football coach trainings. The latest was at Garata school in Baegu, North Malaita which was attended by 30 female students from the school. It was the first for these young girls in the area to participate in such…

Poor response to league call

Only two football clubs have registered for the Honiara Football Association (HFA) Pre-season competition so far. This was confirmed by Marlon Houkarawa of the HFA Administration. The two teams are Juniper FC and Solomon Sheet Steel FC. Houkarawa said if there are no more teams to register, these two teams will go straight to the…

Futsal semis tomorrow

The Honiara Thunder Futsal Championship will host its semi finals tomorrow, Saturday April 25. Matches will be held at the Multipurpose Hall Court. The first semi final will see Paramatyr Kingz taking on SALT followed by the second semi featuring Breezeland and F.Heights. Matches will kick off at 9am and teams are strongly urged to…

Boy, 18, still missing

AN adult woman has lost her life and an 18-year-old boy is still missing as a result of a boat collision that occurred near Kolombangara Island, Western Province, last Friday. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley at his weekly conference, Thursday told reporters that police are still searching for the young lad who was thrown into the…

Nauru rugby tour

A Nauru Select rugby union team will be touring Honiara next month, April 16. The visiting team will play two friendly matches during their stay in Honiara. This was confirmed by the Honiara Rugby Union Association president, Calwin Tengemoana on Wednesday. Their first friendly match will be against a Honiara Select side comprising of players…

Tax officer to take plea next

THE Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer accused of defrauding the government of much needed tax revenue will be taking his pleas next week. Ellison Raoga appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to Monday next week. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda yesterday informed the court that the defence counsel had informed…