Support hailed

The management of national U12 and 14 futsal teams have praised the support rendered by the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) which enabled the youngsters to participate in the Australian State Championships. The boys jetted out of the country on Friday ahead of the competition which sets to kick off today. In a statement, the management…

Authorities to probe tragedy

Marine authorities will hold a de-briefing into the tragic death of three men whose bodies were washed ashore on the coast of west Are’are, Malaita, on New Year’s Eve. Director of Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) Tim Harris said the debriefing will be held tomorrow in light of complaints from relatives on how the…

Homes blown to the ground

SIX semi-permanent homes were blown to the ground at Faumamanu area in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Tuesday. Alpha Alasina from the area told the paper via mobile phone that most of those houses were semi-permanent ones. He said, this was due to strong wind and heavy rain being experienced in the country since Monday.…

Sea travelers warned: No more traveling

FREQUENT sea travelers between Central Islands province and Honiara are being cautioned to refrain from travelling end to end as the bad weather continues at the current. Police in the Central Islands provincial capital Tulagi have issued a stern warning to the sea travelers on Tuesday. Speaking to the Solomon Star from Tulagi, a police…

PM on payout

The only way the country can achieve lasting peace is for the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government to settle the outstanding payments with the ex-combatants and their rehabilitation package. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told this paper in an exclusive interview adding, the issue had been been long over due and the payment is important…

Money & Politics

How much does it cost to change a government? Details have emerged about the intensity of behind-the-scene attempts to buy politicians to switch sides in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare-led DCC Government during last month’s political upheaval, highly placed sources have revealed. Up to $300, 000 per MP was on offer to…

PM got it wrong

Dear Editor – There could be a better word to use by the PM for justifying his payments to the ex militants. These are the very people that brought this country to chaos. They protected nothing as most infrastructures were destroyed and innocent lives are lost due to their criminal actions. Peace cannot be paid with…

Ex-militants payout

Dear Editor – Allow me space in your newspaper to write and express my personal views in regard to the recent Christmas goodwill payments of $3 million  made out by the government to ex. militants from both Malaita and Guadalcanal. While I highly appreciate the initiative and action taken by our present government to resolve…

Police officers

Dear Editor – It would appear that no RSIPF officers ever go past the Fishing village or Kola’a Ridge junction. For if they had they would have done something about the traffic problems caused by illegal parking and other activities. Where are our law officers?    JR WilliamsHoniara

Traffic lights

Dear Editor – Honiara city is crowded with so many vehicles now. Nearly every week, vehicles do arrive by boats from overseas. You see them being displayed for sale at the Lawson Tama car park. Some of them have the signs ‘For Sale’ sign at their back while running around. Vehicle is now every where…