Positive start for Kingz and Saints FC

THE two local renowned futsal clubs currently participating at the second edition of the Wantok Futsal Challenge in Vanuatu made a stunning performance at their campaign after day three of the competition. Paramatre Kingz and Saints FC both won their opening matches since the competition kicked off on Saturday at the Wan Smol Bag sporting…

Disability sports fun day today

The Solomon Islands Disability Sports fun day kicks off today at the Maranatha Hall. This event will bring all people with disability from centers and communities in and around Honiara to come together to have fun with sports. It will be attended by prominent members of the Government, organization representatives and foreign diplomats. The purpose…

Local female basketball shines in US

Solomon Islands female basketball player Maya Van Den Heever has shined out in the final of the Triple Threat Western Regional Championship in United State held from July 27-30. Ms Maya helped propelled her team Orange County Elite into the grand final but was unfortunate to win the title. Her side went down narrowly with…

We are not dreaming, Osiagalo

THE article by Elton Osiagalo carried in the Solomon Star issue #5954 dated Saturday 22nd August 2015 makes very interesting reading but unfortunately “lacks substance” and can only be summed up as “unconstructive and a classic example of one creating issues out of non-issues”. However, I would like to thank him for exercising his right…

Royalty payments

Dear Editor – Your newspaper carried a very interesting article on the APID saga with a screamer headline, which unfortunately (in my humble view) reduces your reputable paper to one of public ridicule. Royalty payment, whether in logging or mining, is a statutory requirement. Every developer is required by law to pay royalty to landowners.…

TDP office

Dear Editor – We would like to respond to two articles that appeared in our local newspapers; one in the Island Sun on 18th August 2015 and the other in the Solomon Star on 20th August 2015, both complaining about the inactiveness of the Trade Disputes Panel (TDP). The TDP is one of the divisions…

$100,000 allocation for disaster unfair

Dear Editor – As the most affected constituency of Choiseul province, I’ve seen that the $100,000 allocation fund for disaster is unfair. South Choiseul constituency was badly affected by the cyclone last two months ago that caused damage to residential houses, clinics, food gardens, plantations and water supplies. So the $100,000 allocated was simply not…

Same sex marriage

Dear Editor – I thank chief John Toki for raising the above in an article on your recent paper. What he said is the ideal society that we have been living in since time immemorial and what we wish it would be like for the next, as he puts it, 100 years. Our ancestors knew…

SINU academic staff end professional development training

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) academic staff can now teach more professionally after successfully completed a five-week professional development training. A statement from the University said, the professional training was conducted by Dr Elly Govers, an overseas expert in providing training in teaching methods and assessment practices. The service of Dr Elly Govers was funded…

Tourism workshop at Bita’ama ends

A THREE days tourism operators’ training was organized at Bita’ama North Malaita last week. According to John Andrew Kiri from the area the training was organized by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism which attracted 20 participants from Lau Lagoon to Bita’ama. “It was an interesting training which motivated the operators in the Northern region…