Kurukuru wins first game

Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru registered their first win of the Oceania Championship defeating bitter rivals Tahiti 3-0 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva, Fiji last night. Kurukuru captain Elliot Ragomo fired home the opening goal past Tahiti custodian Teva Durot to take the lead three minutes from kick off. Substitution Micah Lea’alafa and…

Riumana denies sexual harassment accusation

FORMER Member of Parliament for Hograno, Kia, Havulei, in Isabel, Selwyn Riumana has denied allegations that he had sexually harassed a female manageress of Rock Havens Inn in Honiara, Kym Barlee. The allegations were made in light of a recent incident when Ms Barlee and her local partner led relatives to Mr Riumana’s residence at…

Kunu settlement in great need of clean water

RESIDENTS of  Kunu  settlement near Auki town, Malaita province have raised their concern over inadequate supply of clean  drinking water to their area. A recent visit to the settlement by the Solomon Star staff correspondent in Auki, William Ekotani revealed about 60 percent of the population of the settlement used water obtained from wells. About…

7 candidates to contest city by-election

A TOTAL total of seven candidates have submitted nominations after the Vuhokesa ward by-election nomination closed on Wednesday. “As of 4pm, Wednesday, our Election Office officially received a total of seven candidates who have submitted their nominations to contest,” Returning Officer Madlyn Ero said. “Out from the seven submissions, six of them are males and…

Hospital theatres closed

Lives at risk, say doctors TWO of the three Operating Theatres at the National Referral Hospital have been closed for repair since December. And despite assurances from health authorities to do the repair work sooner, nothing has been done since. “We are now into the third month of closure,” Dr Paul Hitchin, an Orthopaedic Surgeon…

Unable to read

Dear Editor – It would appear that a lot of Solomon Island drivers cannot read. I see vehicles parked between “Police no parking” signs at the fishing village market. If Kukum Police does not have vehicles they may care to walk down to the fishing village on occasions to control the traffic. J.R WilliamsHoniara

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…