Salvation Army to raise funds, Friday

A FIRST ever fundraising dinner for ‘The Salvation Army’ Red Shield Appeal has been organised for today at the Heritage Park Hotel. This event is an introduction to The Salvation Army Fundraiser Concept – the DME equipment and supporting the financial development of the Salvation Army mission in the provinces in Solomon Islands. With a…

Missing man found safe

  A MAN who was reported to have gone missing after going on a hunting trip at the Kongulai area, Guadalcanal, last week has been found alive at Betikama on Wednesday. Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said the missing person was found alive and safe behind the Betikama area, Wednesday morning. In light of this…

PM confident with cable deal

PRIME Minister Rick Hou is confident that the undersea cable project is soon to start after he joined his two counterparts in Australia, to sign the Tri-Partite Undersea Cable Agreement, on Wednesday. Speaking to the local media in a press conference at Henderson VIP lounge, prime minister Hou was pleased to announce the sealed deal.…

Palua faces the axe

    GOV’T TO SACK PS By ANDREW FANASIA THE Government is in the process of removing the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs George Palua for incompetency. The move follows the sacking of his minister Commins Mewa for similar reasons. Well-placed government insiders told the Solomon Star on Thursday Palua should receive…

Regional crime trends

Dear Editor – To add to the letter of mine you published in your newspaper last week on the same subject, I should like to mention that in recent days the Fiji Police seized more cocaine with an estimated value of about $US15 million from an island in the Lau group. It was reported in…

Vote blo you, vois blo you

Dear Editor – This is a common sentiment often advertised during election periods that advocate the roles of elected members of parliament. The major roles and obligation of MPs voted into parliament is to make appropriated legislations that helped address common issues that affect the lives of the people in the nation. They represent the…

Our soaring youth population

THE 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) ended in spectacular fashion on Tuesday night. Despite some hiccups, the 10-day event was a resounding success. We thank the local organising committee for putting on such a show. It’s an event to be remembered in years to come. We wish our Melanesian brothers and sisters safe…

Choiseul chief education officer

Dear Editor – I was one of the year 2017 recruited teachers who teach under Choiseul Education Authority as probationer until to date. As a probationer teacher, it is very important to have consultation with Education Authority (EA) such as Chief education officer to endow with further information about why he extended my probationer for…

Unplanned power outage

Dear Editor – In response to A.M.Junia’s article titled Solomon Power & Brazil which appeared on yesterday’s letters to the editor, Solomon Power clarifies that the unplanned power outage was unfortunately caused by a member of the public’s vehicle hitting a power pole along the Tandai Highway, causing power black out to the whole of…