Sikua: MPs’ scholarship ‘Good Samaritan’

Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr. Derek Sikua explained the MPs’ scholarships as Good Samaritan for the disadvantage group in the community. In an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, Sikua said MPs’ scholarships bring equality among our people who were left out by the National…

Marist wins friendly

Marist FC has ended its friendly match against a tough Honiara Select Side with a 3-0 win at the Lawson Tama Stadium on Wednesday. Marist’s senior player, Abraham Iniga scored a hat trick to give Marist their win in the first of two friendly matches scheduled between the two teams. He scored two goals in…

Stop cheating customers

Dear Editor – I would like to take a space to register my concern with one of the bMobile stores service. The Store is located on the ground floor of central plaza towards the market end close to the ANZ ATM machine. It is red in colour and they do selling of phones and top…

Police radar

Dear Editor – Those Rt. Hon. MPs whom the Police Radar could not detect them for corruption investigations must be commended for doing the right thing for their voters, constitution and the nation as a whole. Good on them, thou good, honest and faithful MPs.  How, bae iumi putim olketa back moa lo power, come…

Ethical leadership

Dear Editor – Allow me a space just to spell out my opinion on “Ethical Leadership” in relation to the article published on Friday 24th of February 2017, in the Page “Letters To the Editor, Title: SPOL-Treatment of its staff” written by Desmond Tutu.  In Mr Tutu’s letter, he voiced out the treatment that the…

Acknowledgement

Dear Editor – The Vestry Committee and the good Christian people of Burns Creek Anglican Satellite Church would like to sincerely express our greatest gratitude to his Most Right Reverend His Grace Archbishop of Anglican Church of Melanesia and Diocesan Bishop of the Central Melanesia – Bishop George Takeli. It has been a decade of…

A ‘historical’ bill

THANK you for giving me the opportunity to speak on this important and historical bill the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Bill 2016.  Sir, historical because this is the first time we will have a legal framework that will govern and regulate tertiary education and skills development in this country. Sir, at the outset…

An untold sin

Dear Editor – It is a pity to see our youth teams falling short from qualifying to the World Cup or any other Oceania youth championships. Recent cases were the Under-17 boys that failed to book a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, after going down to New Caledonia 3-2 and the…

My response to Sogavare

Dear Editor – Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s response in Monday’s Solomon Star issue (02-27-17) headline is quite extraordinarily explosive from a leader. Mr Sogavare has appeared so aggressive to Sasako’s revelation of the recent discretionary payment to MPs. I was merely responding to an inquiry of the possible sources (other than the Appropriation Act as…

Let’s be alert to widening gap

Dear Editor – While the indigenous population is so privileged to own the country’s natural wealth, there is denial through many development dimensions that continues to position local people’s ownership and rights at the brink of extinction. The conversion of natural resources (and labour) to modern cash does not prove rewarding (environmentally, socially and financially)…