Bad weather closes schools

SOME schools in Honiara have been forced to close their doors due to the continuing inclement weather. The Solomon Star was told that some schools postponed classes as of Tuesday. One parent said he had received a text message from the administration of the school his children are attending that classes would be postponed until…

In Court with Assumpta

* Man jailed for hitting brother-in-law with cup* Three-tonne driver’s sentence today* Summons served on duo   Man jailed for hitting brother-in-law with cup A YOUNG man who hit his brother-in-law on the head with a cup during a soccer match on Gela last July was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison. Nelson Bonogo…

Pacific regionalism forever changed

The fallout from last Wednesday’s election of the Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat does not come as a surprise to me. We had been warned that if the Forum leaders did not seek to stick to what has always been an unwritten convention and agreement there would be repercussions. In late 2019 when…

Police condemned, urged to uphold strong discipline

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) strongly condemned the alleged stealing of more than $300,000 under police custody, by an officer within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). When this disturbing news was initially shared publicly, it seems so far-fetched and seems to be a smear campaign to tarnish the reputation of the Royal Solomon Islands…

Rights of persons with disabilities

Dear Editor – Examining whether the rights of persons with disabilities are being adequately acknowledged and met. On several occasions last year, and indeed on numerous times in past years to my personal knowledge, calls were made locally to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities were accounted for in an inclusive and accessible way.…

Coping with food security 

Dear Editor – I read that some governments have been accused of having a ‘profound misunderstanding’ of the causes of poverty and food insecurity in their countries amidst the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.  Such charges I believe cannot be levelled against the Solomon Islands government, albeit the Leader of the Opposition has called for…

His legacy lives on

On Tuesday, the country paid tribute to Late Sir Paul Tovua following his death last Friday. To honour this great leader, Late Sir Paul was accorded an ‘Official’ Funeral on Tuesday where his body Lay In-State at the Parliament chamber. Leaders of the country and the public got the opportunity to pay their last respect to him. Late Sir…