Renbel premier wants Assembly suspended

EMBATTLED Renbel premier Lence Tangosia says he has requested the Ministry of Provincial Government to suspend the Renbel Provincial Assembly. He made the request after four of his ministers who resigned recently refused to rejoin his government. Mr Tangosia said he wanted Minister Silas Tausinga to use his powers to suspend the assembly because of…

SI-EITI pushes for revenue transparency in mining sector

The Solomon Islands Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (SIEITI) is pushing hard for transparency and accountability around the revenue collected from the mining industries in the country. The Government supported Initiative which is funded by the World Bank has started in 2012. In June 2014,  It had released an independent reports on the revenue collected from…

Call to dissolve parliament

Dear Editor – After reading Mr Sasako’s article that was published on the 12th of August 2014 on the Solomon star about the state of the country’s money basket and economy, one should be worried as I am. Thus, I would like to share some thoughts for the sake of the innocent lives. I have…

Quality output

Dear Editor – It’s unbelievable to note that there are few teachers under graduate diploma that are being accepted in the SINU School of Education this year  that undertake different subjects opposite from their previous teaching subjects they taught during their teaching career. For example a teacher taught Religious Studies (NTS) for about 10 years…

Government Caucus

Dear Editor – I share my concerns again about the Government Caucus in the hope that since the Political Stability and Leadership Integrity Bill has now become law, there is the golden opportunity for the country to do things in the proper and fair way. I continue to hold that the Caucus as it is;…

Election, a click away

Dear Editor – As we’re heading towards this most longed moment, I’m so sure that people are trilled and anxiously waiting for this national event. It is a moment whereby each individual citizen of Solomon Islands put a mark in deciding for the country’s leaders. It is like a deadly fever that affects everybody and…

The significance of Senator Kerry’s visit

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury The Most Reverend Justin Welby left us on Tuesday. Today, we have United States Secretary of State John Kerry on our shores. Mr Kerry’s visit will last only a couple of hours. But it’s a visit that bears many significant dimensions to our relation with the US. This is the first time…