SOE board appointments

Dear Editor – I refer to a letter earlier this week re SOE [State Owned Enterprises] board appointments. On checking I was informed the writer had never applied for a position on any SOE board. All board appointments are governed by the SOE Act which requires the positions to be advertised and then go through…

TV screens to Children’s ward

Dear Editor – Last week Sastol Management donated three flat screen TVs to the NRH for installation in the Children’s Ward of the Pediatric Unit. A member of the Happy Isles Foundation, Doreen Kuper thanked Sastol for the kind donation. The Chairman of the Hapi Isles Health Foundation, Joel Lamani, also gave similar thanks.  Mr…

Traffic statistics

Dear Editor – The latest statistics of traffic accident released to the media by Inspector Brian Surimalefo of the RSIPF’s Traffic Branch, are quite shocking to read. Inspector Surimalefo revealed that there were more than 300 road traffic accidents in 2016 causing injury to a hundred-plus victims and 5 accident fatalities. In the first three…

Street selling

Dear Editor – Every day I went past Honiara main business hub, I could see that there are business people who continue to sell their products outside their stores. One thing that keeps me wondering is if these business people are allowed by the Honiara City Council to carry out their business outside their doors.…

Food crops and land

Dear Editor – It was reported that a ‘back garden project’ is currently underway at Voruvoru in Northwest Choiseul. The project is under the careful supervision of the Climate Change Officer, Samson Koneke, as part of the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change and Adaptation Programme (CHICCAP). The project is said to be aimed at raising awareness…

Court to rule on inquiry

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Cruise boats bring benefits to villagers

Santa Cruz communities have benefit a lot from the sale of local artefacts and providing extended service to tourists during the calling of international cruise liner MS Europa on 25th last month. There are three tourism destinations at Santa Cruz – Malo /Wia, Luova and Noipe. Malo/Wia tourism committee chairperson Malachi Lekano yesterday shared the…

Two killed in boat tragedy

A young mother and a teenage boy died when the boat they’re travelling was hit by another boat on Friday night off Kolombangara island, Western Province. The tragedy occurred between 7pm-8pm close to Kukudu Adventist College. The Sunday Star was told yesterday two boats – one a 60-horse powered, the other a 40-horse – were…