Our national emblem

IN one of the series on SIBC in the programme “Election for what” on Sunday 14th September, 2014, a question was asked on the National Emblem as to the meaning of the shark and the crocodile that formed the coat of Arm. Unfortunately, the learned panellists could not answer that simple but important question. Let’s…

Australian aid for Australian trade

THE recently released Australian foreign aid policy claims to be heralding a new paradigm of aid delivery. This new paradigm will see the ‘Aid-for-Trade’ component increase from 12.5% to at least 20% of the aid budget by 2020 in an effort to encourage Pacific Island Countries to take advantage of the opportunities integration into the…

Political iniquities

Dear Editor – Many so-called self-righteous citizens have often attempted to distance themselves from the evils of politics but have failed. Political iniquity or iniquities is the term I wish to describe unethical dealings with money in times of politicking in political elections of members of parliament and provincial assemblies. In a cash-trap economy by…

ANZ tennis champ set

THE ANZ school tennis championship is set to kick off starting next week. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Tennis Federation’s (SITF) Development Officer, Johnson Taliki on Wednesday. The championship will be hosted in three provinces namely, Honiara, Auki in Malaita and Gizo, Western province. Taliki revealed Honiara and Auki will kick off their…

Matangiki end on high note

Despite the challenges Matangiki rugby team faces over the months they managed to overcome Avaiki with 15-6 on Tuesday. The league which started last month was sponsored by the Solomon Island Rugby union Federation [SIRF]. Matangiki rugby team does not have any major sponsors and they have around 22 players. Speaking to the Star Sports…

Water shortage affects sports day

Alota’a secondary school sports day has been cancelled by the school sports master yesterday in Auki, Malaita due to water shortage. The school has been without water for nearly a month now. Speaking to Star Sports the schools’ sports master Godfrey Salo said they had to cancel all plans for the sports activities because the…

MEDHR might face forfeiture

The ministry of education soccer team is likely to face forfeiture after reports of fielding a player from another ministry. This follows their win against the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) soccer team on Wednesday which they won 3-0 in penalty shootout. It was an equally fought match with both sides having their chances at goal…

Driver escapes after traffic accident

POLICE are on the lookout for the driver of a white Caldina car which was involved in a traffic accident at the Kukum highway Wednesday morning. According to the Police Media Unit (PMU), the car was driving down Vura road, heading eastward when it crossed the road and eventually bumped into two other vehicles, an…

Unhygienic practices, a concern

CONCERNS have been raised by the public over the many unhygienic practices by some inconsiderate citizens in public places within Honiara. One of the main concerns was littering and also disposal of human faeces in public areas and facilities throughout Honiara. A latest example of this occurred yesterday in front of the Magistrates court when…

Satu questions the use of grant

CHIEF Robert Satu has called on the government to explain how it used the grant of $48.8 million from PNG. Mr Satu believed the money has been allegedly misused since the government has not budgeted for in their 2014 budget. He claimed that he should be one of the beneficiaries of this money after putting…