Guadalcanal to sponsor more students at SINU

Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority will sponsor more than 200 students to study at Solomon Islands National (SINU) through its provincial scholarship board. In their efforts to build the province’s human resource capacity, the province for the first time initiated a sponsorship program and injected millions of dollars to sponsor tertiary students wishing to undertake study…

Fataleka CDO urged to explain use of funds

Fataleka constituent John Talo is calling on the Constituency Development Officer for Fataleka constituency, George Abana, to explain how constituency funds are used in 2015. These include Agriculture Funds, Forestry Fund (downstream processing and reforestation), and Church Fund allocation of $200,000. Talo said there is nothing on ground to prove that funds are being used…

Body of elderly found at Kukum

A man in his 50s has been found dead on Friday night the Florence Young School junction at Kukum, east Honiara. He was from Malaita. The Sunday Star was told the elderly man had been selling fish and chips earlier that night along the Kukum Highway to night club goers. “He was on his way…

Lets support our tourism industry

LAST Sunday for the first time this year more than 2,000 tourists on board a visiting tourist boat Sea Princess graced our shores for a day long visit. No doubt our guests must have enjoyed their time here and we thank them for dropping by. It was a busy day for the city, given the…

Market wharf

Dear Editor – Its an eye sore to see MV Bikoi 2 still berthing at the Honiara central market wharf. We know this cargo boat crashed at the wharf in 2014 during the April floods, if am correct. By April this year, it would be two years and boat is still stuck there. The boat…

Why behind?

Dear Editor – I was reminded by a fellow traveller of the differences between Fiji and the Solomon’s. Why are we so far behind? One small matter pointed out was the “Hot Bread Kitchens”. The Hot Bread franchises in Fiji offer such a good range of breads and related products from meat pies and sausage…

Dr. Sikua vs PM

Dear Editor – Allow me space in your newspaper to write and express my personal views in regard to Dr Derek Sikua’s comments against the Prime Minister concerning the ex-Militants rehabilitation packages. As a simple grassroots man, it intrigues me to say that Dr Sikua choose to remain ignorant of the real facts to fathom…

SIPA tariff rates

Dear Editor – As a private citizen in Honiara I would like the new Ports chairman Billy Tiutulu to immediately and seriously look at the scope of Solomon Islands Ports Authority CEO. The Terminal Handling Charges (THC) will also now raise 1st March to $4338 per 20ft container and $8676.00 per 40ft.  They have raised…

YWCA needs urgent help

Dear Editor – The YWCA in Honiara is appealing for help and assistance in dealing with a delicate and touchy matter on their doorstep. It is said there are several young girls behaving in a promiscuous manner on a regular basis around the YMCA’s fence line and help is needed to see to their welfare…