Saving tuna – and the people who rely on it

The fate of the world’s tuna – and communities that fishing for it – may rest with consumers SEAFOOD consumers are more discriminating than ever before. Not only do they increasingly demand fish that are harvested sustainably, they also look for “fair trade” products that also support local and traditional fishing communities. But these labels…

Consequences of smoking

Dear Editor – I am encouraged that the Prime Minister Sogavare has taken a stand on smoking by calling on people in the Solomon Islands to stop smoking and to wait for the DCCG to enforce its tobacco regulations. The PM was speaking at the official launch in Honiara of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ last…

Missing import parts

Dear Editor – T. John of East Honiara in Solomon Star issue No. 6603 of Friday 26 May, 2017 has raised the above very important public concern. I write as former employee of then (BSIPA) British Solomon Islands Ports Authority that imported goods must be checked properly and received in good order and condition on…

Corruption at work

Dear Editor – We do not have to look far to find corruption. Corruption can happen at any time, anywhere and everywhere.  It begins with us. The little not right deals we do or have committed are part and parcel of corruption at a small start.  They grow and go big when one is addicted…

Importance of GEWD

THE revised Gender Equality and Women’s Development (GEWD) policy will continue to guide government to improve on the areas that have been lagging. That was according to the Minister for Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and family affairs Freda Tuki. “The promise of strengthening the institutions and systems, and allocate resources for implementation through the…

WOMAN DEAD AFTER ASSAULT

Police investigate incident A WOMAN, who was allegedly assaulted by her partner, died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara yesterday. White River police in west Honiara confirmed the death of the 48-year-old mother after she was assaulted on Saturday night. “The woman received wounds and had bruising on her body as result of the…

Post-RAMSI engagement

Dear Editor -The RSIPF Police Commissioner, speaking with the Premier of the Western Province last Thursday, reportedly said 44 police advisors from New Zealand and Australia are expected to work alongside the members of the RSIPF after RAMSI leaves at the end of June this year. Mr. Varley explained the advisors will be in the…

Gov____t sponsored student’s arrears

Dear Editor – Most tertiary students and even senior secondary students (F6/F7) beginning from last year are sponsored by govt under the MPs constituency funding scheme. This is part of government assistance in ensuring its support to the people in education sector. To such it brings hope and shine forth to parents prioritizing and investing…