Fiji traders warned against price gouging

SUVA,  (FBC NEWS) – Fijian Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, has reiterated his warning to traders to refrain from engaging in price gouging and other unfair trade practices. “It has been noted that some traders have exploited consumers following Cyclone Winston. These practices are not acceptable and will not be tolerated…

Fiji Airways donates $1m

Suva (Fiji Sun) – Fiji Airways last week donated $1 million towards the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to assist those affected by Cyclone Winston. Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Andre Viljoen, handed the cheque over to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The airline has also announced free carriage of relief supplies domestically…

EU to provide FJ$10m for recovery

Suva, Fiji – The European Union (EU) will provide an initial FJ$ 10 million through the Pacific Community (SPC) to complement the Fijian Government’s efforts in relief, recovery and rehabilitation following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. The funds will immediately be made available from EU-SPC projects for communities and businesses in the most…

Salesian celebrate Holy Eucharist in style

SALESIAN community in Solomon Islands celebrated a Holy Eucharist with the visiting FMA Mother General Yvonne Reungoat at Don Bosco Technical Institution Henderson, Monday. The celebration is part of welcoming the Salesian and John Bosco community come together shear the Eucharist. It was attended by Don Bosco Students, Priests, Salesian Sisters and three Catholic bishops…

MMF denounces scholarship awarding process

ONE of the watchdog groups in the country has condemned the backdoor approach made by politicians and some people on the formal procedure of the National Training Unit (NTU) to award scholarships. General Secretary of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Ashley yesterday reiterated that this country must respect the mandated body that deals with scholarship…

Road works

Dear Editor – Its good to see some work being done to fix our roads. I know its only for short term. But in any way, its helpful to the traffic. Honiara city deserve a road that can with stand our climate because each year will be have more roads and with rain comes the…

Policy interpretation

Dear Editor – As a citizen’s of this beautiful and Christian claimed country of ours Solomon Island but who we lives right at the bottom and heart of the grassroots land, the very remote and local in geography. May, we beg the Solomon Star in your letters to the editor, to release this short writing,…

Kesao death issue

Dear Editor – Refer to Solomon Star of 15/02/2016 on page 2 on the above subject. Three points can be extracted from the comments of the Kesao deputy head teacher regarding the death issue. The points are as follows: – The Kesao school board only accepts one day off from school during deaths and not…

To Sir Peter

Dear Editor – I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Peter Kenilorea, who was not only a great statesman, diplomat and Christian gentleman but a person I was privileged to have known and regarded as a friend. I extend my sincere condolences to Lady Margaret, his family, former colleagues,…