Sunday sch teachers training

A TWO days workshop to equip Sunday school teachers with teaching skills ended successfully on Sunday 3rd May at Tulagi, Central province. The program was facilitated by the Sunday school co-ordinator Francis Bosa and his assistant Martin Besiki from the Archdiocese of Honiara. Mr Besiki said, the workshop program was purposely to equip Sunday school…

Peaceful rally to be staged today

A peaceful rally to demonstrate Solomon Islands support for West Papua is planned to take place in Honiara City today. An urgent call for action has been made to the general public on Wednesday to demonstrate Solomon Islands support for West Papua’s membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) through the United Liberation Movement for…

PM: Induction motto links to govt’s mission statement

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the connection between the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s vision and mission’s statements and the theme for the Members of Parliament (MP) induction program -‘To Lead is to Serve-United Action for a better Solomon Islands.’ He highlighted this in his speech during the opening of the parliament…

Papa Cidy visits Mercy Christian School

The students of Mercy School in Burnscreek, East Honiara were treated to a visit by international music sensation, Papa Cidy on Tuesday morning. He arrived unannounced and the students and teachers were all excited about his presence. Papa Cidy went on to mingle with the teachers and was very eager to visit each and every…

Virgin Coconut Oil response

Dear Editor – I am writing to thank Frank Short for his letter to the Star dated Monday 11th May and to provide some more information to your readers. Frank is correct in his assessment of the international market for Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and in his view that we have an abundance of coconuts.…

Vote West Papua for MSG

Dear Editor – My good people of Solomon Islands, I write to appeal to you all to render your support for our Melanesian brothers and sisters of West Papua by calling on our Prime Minister and his government to cast their vote in support of their application to be a member of Melanesian Spearhead Group…

Recognise your Limit

Dear Editor – Allow me space to briefly comment on statements made by Jonathan Tohuika in the Solomon Star issue 09/05/2015 in relation to the Bintang Borneo mining operation in ward three (3) Central West Rennell and also his brave accusation of Anthony Tamaika. Land owners of Labagu Village that involved in the mining operation…

FAO here

Dear Editor – I am very pleased to learn that the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has signed an agreement with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to aid sustainable agriculture and rural development. With the establishment of a country office the FAO will be better placed to give…

Council must clean up its backyard

SOMETHING is not right within the Honiara City Council. And it needs to be fixed. Urgently! Our front page story today rigs of the corruption that has permeated our government system over the years. When mayor Alfrence Fatai came into the council late last year, he reportedly uncovered corruption in the way contracts have been…

Crowded houses

Dear Editor – Many thanks for giving me space to express my views on your paper. First and foremost I would like to salute and congratulate the West Makira MP Derick Manu’ari and his team for his heroism in challenging MPs tax free salary payments. Further still I would like to express my special gratitude…