Taiwan’s games commitment hailed

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan’s reassurance and strong commitment to support Solomon Islands for the 2023 Pacific Games. Taiwan’s deputy Foreign Minister Szu-Chien Hsu reassured Prime Minister Houenipwela of the Taiwanese Government’s support when they met at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC), Monday. Minister Hsu…

Lea’ai leads goal race

Solomon Islands U16 striker, Raphael Lea’ai is currently leading the golden boot race with four goals. Lea’ai scored a hat trick to give the country’s U16 team a 3-0 lead in the first half before extending his lead to four later in the second half. Scoring the four goals and helping his team win their…

Young All White aims to defend title

DEFENDING champions of the OFC U16 Championship, New Zealand is aiming to defend the U16 Championship title and qualify for the world Cup next year. Speaking during their arrival head coach, Danny Hay said the team is well prepared to defend the title and qualify for the FIFA World Cup. He admitted it will not…

Para officials off to Spain

SHORTLY after being given power to lead Paralympic in the country over the weekend during an AGM, Paralympic  newly elected president Nihal Seneviratne and his executive wasted no time as they gear up for regional and international events lining up for them. The newly elected president of the Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee (SINPC) Nihal…

Wini inspires students

Solomon Islands weightlifter queen Jenly Wini who created history at the recent Commonwealth Game has inspired young students to pursue weightlifting in the future. The Commonwealth game bronze medallist for the past three days has been conducting Oceania Talented Identification program at Koloale Community High School, Hips school and Mbokonavera Community High School. The program…

U19 against Vanuatu today

THE Solomon Islands national U19 men’s football team will take on Vanuatu 19 in their final group B match of the Oceania U20 Championship today. The outcome of this match will determine who Solomon Islands will play in the semi finals. A win or draw for them will see them finish top of group B…

Wini questioned delay of award

Solomon Islands top female weightlifter Jenly Wini has questioned the government over the delay of awarding the athletes who have won medals during the Mini Pacific Games and the Commonwealth Games last year. The Ministry of Home Affairs has promised the winning athletes to complement their achievements with awards but nothing is being delivered until…

Let the battle begins

Town Ground Rugby Stadium will come alive today as 13 rugby teams battle it out for the Solomon South Pacific Oil 7’s tournament top prizes. The winner will walk away with SBD$50,000 while the runner up will walk with SBD$20,000. The tournament is already the main topic of discussion among rugby teams and supporters following…

Fijians here for 7s

THIRTEEN rugby players from Fiji has arrived yesterday to team up with local teams for the South Pacific Oil Rugby Sevens set to kick off this Friday at Town Ground Rugby stadium. Their inclusion will boost the level of competition and provide an exciting game for rugby fans to enjoy. Out of the total, eight…

Mayor’s Cup ends well

THE first ever Mayor’s Cup Independence tournament ended successfully on Tuesday at the King George Sixth sports field. This was according to the Chairman of the organizing committee Councilor Greg Malefo.  “Today is treated as a special day for the Honiara City Mayor’s Cup due to its success that we now witness,” Malefo said. “Teams…