Power-hungry politician?

Dear Editor – As a first time writer in your prestigious newspaper, it would be much appreciated if you could publish this pursuant to the above caption. Thus, as rightly said by G. Taloikwai in your Editors column on the 27th January 2016, one can tell that an MP who is hungry for power is…

Ports security

Dear Editor – As a former security guard at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), I want to highlight a few issues for the chief executive officer Colin Yow to take note of. I was recruited by Nick Maena, who was regarded as the security manager, looking specifically after the port’s domestic area. One thing…

Let’s get the basics right

WE talked so much about tourism. That tourism has the potential to contribute in a big way tothe economy. And that tourism creates more jobs for our people. The government, on the other hand, loves to tell the nation about its plans to develop the tourism industry. That it will allocate more money for the…

Phone explodes, burnt down home

A FAMILY of ten is homeless after their home was razed to the ground on Tuesday this week. And the cause of the fire must be serve as a warning to all people using cell (mobile) phones, because the fire started from an exploded cell phone according to Solomon Star stringer John Toki. Mr Toki…

Centre to prioritize gender equality

ADAKOA rural training centre in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province will prioritize gender equality on students enrolled this year. School Principal David Leliana told the Solomon Star that over the past years, number of girls enrolled at the centre was very low. “We have enrolled more males than females here but from this year and onwards,…

Minister assures students

Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) John Moffatt Fugui assures students pursuing scholarship at the National Training Unit (NTU) office that they will all receive the opportunity to study abroad. He revealed this on Monday afternoon after a short visit to the ministry’s Panatina office in East Honiara. As usual the NTU office…

Diarrhoea awareness carried out

AN emergency diarrhoea awareness was conducted in the Busurata area within the highlands in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. During the visitation to Busurata clinic, nurse in-charge Mrs Margaret Sonie said, they have recorded 21 cases and have treated them during the month of January 2016. She said, no severe and death cases were reported. Mrs…

PS: NRH security a concern

Health Permanent Secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda says the recent stabbing of a nurse at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is a concern and serious security risk for the health workers.  “This is a serious matter of concern that needs urgent solution,” said Dr Dalipanda. The Permanent Secretary was responding to a media comment made by…

Malaysian fuel consortium pledges cheap fuel

A Malaysian bulk fuel consortium is keen on partnering with local business entities to deliver cheaper, consistent and accessible fuel and gas to the provinces. A four-member delegation from the consortium has arrived on Thursday and has met government officials and business executives of both the National Provident Fund (NPF) and South Pacific Oil during…