Aust-SI ties strengthen through 32 scholars

Thirty-two students from Solomon Islands have been granted prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships to study at universities in Australia and the Pacific in 2016. Sixteen of the students will go to Australia, whilst another 16 will study at institutions in Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, in fields including law, fisheries, commerce, health and engineering.  Australian…

PM reveals contracts

Dear Editor – “PM reveals contracts”. That was the front page news in the Solomon Star newspaper No. 6025. A day before the same newspaper carried a story, “PM: I’ve no interest in airport contracts”. What is going on here people of this peaceful nation? Is this the reason for not setting up the Independent…

So-called Manaoba landowners

Dear Editor – The Lolo Committee herein wishes to respond to the article carried in the Star issue 6023 by the so called landowners of Manaoba. The ownership claim made by AEBUSU/OKARI committee was misleading, unsubstantiated and media mongering by a desperate group of losers who wish to obstruct development by falsely claiming ownership of…

Global temperature hits 1 degree celcius

Dear Editor – Quoting from  the latest news bulletin broadcast by Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on 12 November 2015, “Meteorologists in the UK have revealed that this year the global mean temperature at the Earth’s surface will reach 1 degrees celcius above pre-industrial levels for the first time. Figures released on Monday by the…

PPIA is not an anti-defection law

Dear Editor – The Office of the Leader of Opposition and more recently, Dr Nanau have all insinuated that the PPIA 2014 was created to address political instability in the country. Many others who have commented both online and through traditional media still mistakenly believe this untruth. Indeed, the architects of this law may have…

Where’s our MP?

Dear Editor – A year has already gone and we the people of Maringe Kokota constituency are still in the dark don’t know what is happening with the National Government. Our representative in the National Government, which is the MP, doesn’t even inform us as to where we are heading. We call upon our MP…

SIPA board

Dear Editor – I read with great interest your front page article on the above Solomon Star Issue No. 6023 on Tuesday 10 November, 2015. Most of the reasons given as basis for the Boards Non – Renewal of contracts is baseless and shallow thinking. I read and heard of the allegations against the SIPA…

Thanks DCCG

Dear Editor – Thumbs up to the Guadalcanal MPs who are loyal to the DCCG up until today. You have shown your concern for your people and province as a whole. To other MPs from Guadalcanal province who are finding it difficult to stand firm please come back to the DCCG and start working on…

Free education

Dear Editor – The Star reported that the DCC government is preparing the cost of ‘free education’ with the intention of including this in the 2017 national budget, in Star issue 6024 on Wednesday, 11/11/’15, (p3). It is important that this, and its implications are properly understood by all the stakeholders particularly the parents and…

The ball is in the landowners’ court

THE future of the newly built Manaoba Airfield in north Malaita now lies in the hands of landowners. If they want Solomon Airlines to service their airfield, they have to sort out the on-going land dispute between them so that the national carrier can fly its aircrafts there. Already, the government has done its part.…