Solo Icon show

Dear Editor – I just want to call on the organisers of the Solo Icon Competition to please improve their sound system for the upcoming semi-finals of the Solo icon competition. I say this because as a person who love to watch talented young Solomon Islands sing their hearts out in the Solo Icon, I…

Our soccer

Dear Editor – I read with interest comments the national soccer coach Moses Toata made in your paper after their semi-final loss to Papua New Guinea. I appreciate his taking responsibility for the loss and his efforts towards the national side. Let me however say this. The time is right of the country to recruit…

Tackling climate threats

Dear Editor – Climate impacts in the Solomon Islands, a country that dependent on fishing and small-scale farming for sustenance, are set to intensify pressure on food security. But innovative, participatory approaches may help policy makers navigate possible future scenarios in order to develop the right policy responses. However, the most pressing issues facing Solomon…

Maturity is expected of parents

STORY of a female student being assaulted by a staff of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) went viral on social media on Wednesday. Social media commentators were scathing at the SINU staff’s alleged action. The incident was said to be a result of an argument between the SINU staff’s daughter and the other girl.…

‘Megapode’ back in the air

After a three-month’s absence, Solomon Airlines’ Dash 8 aircraft (H4-SOL) has resumed full operation on the national carrier’s domestic services as of last Friday. The aircraft, affectionately known as ‘Megapode’, had been undergoing its heavy C-Check maintenance program under contract with Hawker Pacific based in Cairns, Queensland. Solomon Airlines General Manager – Operations & Commercial,…

Illegal businesses warned

The Malaita provincial government is issuing a strong warning to foreign owned businesses operating illegal in the province. Malaita provincial secretary Jackson Gege told the Solomon Star in Auki the provincial government is closely monitoring illegal business operations in the province. Mr. Gege said the provincial government is aware of some Asian business men who…

Veke supports DCC policies

GUADALCANAL premier Anthony Veke pledges his Government’s support to the implementation of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) policy intentions, saying Guadalcanal province will take active participation in this process. The premier made the assurance during his Executive’s first brief courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare since the new provincial executive assumed…

Man guilty of sexually abusing child

A MAN on Wednesday pleaded guilty to abusing a two year old girl at a back way settlement in Honiara. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga after taking note of the guilty plea adjourned the matter to tomorrow at 1.30pm for sentencing. The incident occurred two months ago at the settlement where he sexually abused the two…