Corruption= poverty

Dear Editor – In the general understanding, most of our people don’t grip the meaning of corruption and the by-product of corruption. The ratio of corruption is very minimal comparing with the rich countries except the Scandinavian countries. Corruption weakens the legislature and regulation structures of any country. In Asia there is no word for…

Solar-dried cocoa exports

Dear Editor – Patterson Siliota, the Chief Inspecting Officer of the Solomon Islands Commodities Export Market Authority (CEMA), has confirmed that total exports of cocoa beans to the premium chocolate market for 2017 so far stands at 24 metric tonnes (worth over $600,000) compared with less than 2 metric tonnes exported in previous years. “This…

Promotion in RSIPF

Dear Editor – May I refer to Solomon Star issue No: 6661 dated on Tuesday 1st August 2017 at front page “Varley Defends his Decision”, and in Solomon Star issue No: 6663 dated on Friday 4th August 2017 on page 2 “Varley takes stand” regarding the above subject matter. First and foremost, I wish to…

Malaita Day

Dear Editor– My isles de Ramos Malaita province will celebrate Malaita day on the 15th of August mark its second appointed day 39 years old In the count. Come on isles de Ramos you big boy nao! Big enough to look after your own affairs and the welfare of your people’s young and old and…

Reserved seats?

Dear Editor – With the ongoing debate for and against reserved seats in Parliament for women I suggest that the proponents of the initiative once again put out in the public media arguments for and the a various assumptions on which  this particular  idea is based. It seems that the debate is not yet over…

Renbell reconciliation dispute

Dear Editor – May I pen on paper my concern on the subject Christian mytredom on Renbell islands. To my surprise first event happen in Christiandom in the world that there is a Christian reconciliation to be hosted in Renbell is a mockery to the tribes and the community. We become victims to the heathen…

Flooding in Honiara

Dear Editor – I am reacting to the article in the Island Sun of August 7th about urban flooding in Honiara. It looks as if most of the blame is being put on to changes in the climate, which means it is not the fault of Solomon Islanders and there is not much we can…

Marist and Sunrise 3×3 winners

Marist men’s basketball and Sunrise women’s basketball teams are the winners of the first 3×3 basketball series. Marist defeated Ebola boys 10-5 in the men’s final showdown at the Multipurpose Hall court. For the women, Sunrise edged their way past a determined El Divas side to win the first series 8-6. It was an equally…

LAST CALL

NJSC: Hand in your training squad list The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has strongly urged all national sports federations to hand in their training squad list by today. This call goes out to the 13 Sports Federations who will form Team Solomon for the Pacific Games in Vanuatu. A statement from the…

Two draws, two wins

Sunday’s High School Basketball league saw two matches end with a draw and another two with wins. The opening match of the day saw Mbua Valley boys and Bishop Epalle boys drew 24-24. Don Bosco boys registered the first win of the day defeating White River High School 31-19. The third match was a tough…