Anti-corruption forum for youths end here

TO discuss the importance of integrity and good governance in Solomon Islands, more than 60 university students and youth members of civil society participated in the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Dialogue for Youths, which concluded Wednesday. According to the 2015 World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators, Solomon Islands is very corrupt and has weak accountability and integrity…

Taiwan medic team end Malaita tour

A TAIWANESE mobile medical team has returned to Honiara after successfully completing their mission to remote areas in South Malaita, Malaita Province last week. Reports reaching the Solomon Star on Friday said team visited communities from Small Malaita, East and West Are’Are area from 5th to 12th June. The local health staff in the three region assisted…

Chief wants fisheries centre open

A PARAMOUNT chief of Tandai Ward in North West Guadalcanal is calling on authorities to quickly open the recently built Tambea Fisheries Centre in North West Guadalcanal. Chief Raymond Kapini says he wanted to see the facility open and put into use for the benefit of the public. He urged the Ministry of Fisheries and…

PM thanks Australia for supporting Tina hydro

  PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has thanked the Government and people of Australia for their support towards the Tina Hydro Project. Mr Hou acknowledged Australia’s support through its technical assistance in providing engineering, legal and environmental expertise with over AUD8 million expended on the preparation phase. He further expressed his gratitude to the Government of…

RSIPF patrol boats most active in Pacific

POLICE chief Matthew Varley has described our police patrol boats as amongst the most active in the region. Mr Varley made the sentiments at this weekly conference on Thursday. “Our patrols boats are one of the most active in the pacific region,” Mr Varley said. “Our crews did a fantastic job.” He said the patrol…

Be careful, croc may still be alive

THE crocodile believed to have taken the little boy at Singe Village in Northeast Guadalcanal may still be alive and out there somewhere. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley at his weekly conference on Thursday said there is risk the get-away crocodile is out there. “The crocodile we believed was wounded and shot at the time by the…

Voting outside constituency

Dear Editor – I write to respond to one Samson Siru, who was quoted in your paper Tuesday this week, opposing the concept of voting outside one’s constituency. I understand the Electoral Commission is working on legislations to make this happen, especially for those working and living in Honiara. I think the intention is to make…

SPG sporting complex

Dear Editor – Allow me a space to continue to express my views on the inappropriateness of the South Pacific Games Sporting Complex location. The government needs to seriously consider the possibility of youths causing public disorder and anti-social behaviour. By taking away the sports training ground at King George Sixth School, SIFF Academy and…

Deserving youth

Dear Editor – Later this month, 27 year old Millicent Barty will be travelling to London where she will receive H.M. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of the fine work she has done to educate and empower young and under-privileged people throughout the country. Millicent will be the fourth young Solomon Islander that…

2018

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: You come whilst deep asleep Forgetting your knocking on the slippery metal door As the plan is to go backward under the floor While the whole commonwealth are deep   Into legalizing homosexuality into Homo sapiens Tools of creativity and more into stupidity Homo sapiens claiming higher…