Huge boost to fishing industry

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on 16 August 2017, reported that the Solomon Islands’ tuna fishing industry is to get a boost with a $US10 million dollar loan from the International Finance Corporation, IFC. Quoting from the RNZI news bulletin it said: “The loan will go towards a new fishing vessel for…

Thanks PM!

Dear Editor – On behalf of west Rennell Council of Chief, I would like to give a round of applause to the Prime Minister for taking a bold decision to remove the Minister of Mines Day Pacha from office as Minister. His duties and services in the Ministry has come to light, he is scheming…

Malaita Day reflection

Dear Editor –The 15th day of August reminded me of my second trip to Malaita when, on Malaita Day, 2016, I took a five hours coastal boat ride from Auki  all the way to Afio, a historical government station, neatly located at the entrance of the majestic Maramasike passage. I was there for the Teacher…

Help to Helena Hospital

Dear Editor – With the, initial, kind intervention of a friend and former surgeon at the NRH, Herman Oberli, the Swiss Army, SolTuna and the National Fisheries Developments Ltd (NFD), Helena Goldie Hospital has recently welcomed two retired, volunteer, doctors from Switzerland and much needed medical equipment and technology. Chantal Ruckstuhl-Dekumbis is a paediatric physician…

CAASI licensing officer?

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space in your paper to ask this very important question, who is the licensing officer for CAASI (Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Island)? I was wondering since then, from 2015 till present that who is the legitimate officer here, manning the post. Far more important how transparent…

Colombo are hockey champs

THE Colombo men’s hockey team has won the 2017 club league grand-final yesterday. Colombo claimed the title after defeating top contenders Wantoks hockey club, which comprised of experienced hockey players led by Allan Temoa and Gary Edward. Paul Luiramo was the hero for the Colombo club for scoring the only goal of the grand-final. In…

Hockey to have Aussie coach

AN Australian hockey coach will soon team up with the national hockey players in preparation for the upcoming Inter-continental Cup in Australia. President of the Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF) Nihal Seneviratne revealed this to Star Sports yesterday following a discussion with Oceania Hockey Federation (OHF) Continental Development Officer   Gill Gemming in Vanuatu on Thursday.…

Kaba wishes Kingz all the best

FORMER Malaita Kingz import midfielder Abdouramane Kaba wishes his former club all the best for  the 2017/18 Telekom S-League, which will kicks off this afternoon. Kaba, from Papua New Guinea, sent his best wishes as he will no longer be playing for Malaita Kingz FC. He is currently in Japan and is expected to play…