$3M unpaid bills

Dear Editor – Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) wish to clarify issues raised on the front page of the Sunday Star dated 10th June 2018 that carried the $3M unpaid bills claims. Before APID dwells further into the issue, we wish to strongly register our disappointment over Solomon Star for not having the courtesy to…

Same Sex Marriage

Dear Editor – It is coming, watch out, like a tsunami wave, or a devastating cyclone, or a deadly killer shark, like a roaring lion, (though not the devil himself). But it is approaching and coming very swiftly. Not many years ago I’ve never heard of it, though it was not absent in the world.…

Replacing aid with trade

Dear Editor – When addressing the New Zealand Pacific Council in Auckland recently, Prime Minister Rick Hou spoke about the need for the Solomon Islands to gradually curtail aid and to replace it with trade. The PM said, “It is politically and economically prudent that Solomon Islands gradually replace aid with trade, which will in…

Phone 20031

Dear Editor – Solomon Airlines is becoming a hopeless national carrier and service provider. You would be lucky to get hold of them if you call their so-called telephone number 20031. The thing is they simply don’t pick up that phone no matter how many times you try. Come on Mr CEO, what the hell…

Teacher absenteeism

Dear Editor – A week ago the students of Bokonavera community high school have raised a complaint in the public media about the issue of poor and non-attendance of teachers in the classroom learning periods that contributed poorly towards the students’ academic preparation for the coming national form 3 & 5 exams for this year…

PM welcomes Australia’s labour scheme

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed Australia’s commitment to expand the Pacific labour mobility scheme. Mr Hou highlighted this during his state visit in Australia this week. The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands is looking to take a more strategic and long-term approach on labour mobility. “I have been discussing the concept of developing a…

HOH dresses up 40 babies

HEARTS of Hope (HOH) charitable Organization in Malaita has dressed 40 babies with shirts and caps at Auki clinic, Thursday. The assistance is of the charity group’s support to elderly people and orphans in Malaita province. Most of the children who received the shirts and caps are from rural communities around Auki area. Speaking to…

Police: watch with caution

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) cautions road users including pedestrians and vehicle drivers in Honiara to think about their safety while they watch the FIFA World Cup matches on large screens erected along some parts of the capital’s main road. “We appreciate the community service that some businesses are providing by making the…

WHO pledges support here

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to strengthen all aspects of the health systems. That’s according to WHO rep Dr Anupama Hazarika. She was speaking during the World Blood Donor day celebration in Honiara on Thursday. “I want to say that blood service…

New dawn for Tumurora School

AFTER 28 years, a new day has dawned on Tumurora Primary School in North Guadalcanal yesterday when it took delivery of its first ever proper toilets. The project was funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KIOCA) through its volunteer program. “This is a new dawn for the school to have these proper toilets after 28…