Malaita sports celebration

Following the last meeting by the Malaita 2nd appointed day celebration committee on Monday, a number of sports have been confirmed for the upcoming celebrations. Eddie Omokirio Sports coordinator of the Malaita provincial sports division confirmed that the sports event to be staged are rugby 7’s, netball and half marathon (21km).  “Only soccer is postponed…

Business opportunities and locals

Dear Editor – Your front page of Issue No.5935 on Tuesday 4th August, headlined “Drivers Stage Protest”, is the tip of a bigger iceberg which, if not addressed immediately, could make Solomon Islands the Uganda of the Pacific region at some future date. This was where locals who had been deprived of economic opportunities in…

Mass student termination

Dear Editor – I was asked by some members of students to comment on the alleged mass suspension of Solomon Islands students at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus and some from Emalus Campus. This was carried on the front page of the Solomon Star on Friday, 31 July 2015. I will leave…

CoL must deregister Parcel 298-005-1

Dear Editor – I refer to Commissioner of Lands (COL) previous statement in the media that his ministry strongly relied on the Certificate of No Appeal issued by the Magistrate Court to facilitate land registration of West Rennell. The certificate was signed by a junior Magistrate identified as Esther Lelapitu on an unknown date, without…

Development in Isabel

Dear Editor – The recent visit paid by the Minister of Provincial Government to the people of Isabel has been well received by the locals and the Provincial Government. In his keynote address to mark the Province’s 31st Second Appointed Day in Buala, the minister emphasized on socio-economic development that can be successfully attained if…

Red hot

Dear Editor – Allow me to say something I noticed in the “Red Hot” Telekom top up. I remembered our Telekom said in one of the Star issues and I quote “…..Red hot is here to stay….” end of quote. On Saturday after I topped up with $8 hoping to receive the text reply of…

West Papua at PIF meet

DEAR Pacific Island Forum leaders, We are writing to you at a critical juncture for the people of West Papua and regional recognition of their struggle to end human rights violations in their land. We call on you to extend your support by prioritising the human rights issues in West Papua at the 46th Pacific…

Mental health awareness conducted

COMMUNITY members in and around the Visale area, North Guadalcanal have been able to learn about the importance of mental health in an awareness last Sunday. More than 400 people from the surrounding villages gathered at the Visale Catholic Mission Station to have a listen to the awareness program. It was being conducted by Mary…

Call to repair Kware’e road

PROVINCIAL Minister for Eastern Regional Affairs Finely Fiumae urges the Minister of Infrastructure Stanly Sofu and Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to quickly repair Kware’e road in Malaita Province which is in terrible condition. Kware’e road is located in West Kwara’ae and connects East Fataleka, East Kwara’ae, East kwaio and East Are’are to Auki town.…