Honiara Market Vendors Association wins Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award

The Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award was presented to Maureen Sariki, President and members of the Honiara Market Vendors Association executive today for their leadership and inclusive decision-making for market vendors in Solomon Islands. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands groups and individuals who…

Surgery made easier

New specialized machine to hospital The National Referral Hospital has taken delivery of a new and specialized machine that will enhance surgery on the abdomen and make detection easier. Called Laparoscopic machine, it was donated by Olympus, an international corporation that manufactures specialized health equipment The entire laparoscopic stack, which sells for SBD$360,000, was already…

Who owns MV Gulatata’e?

Dear Editor – There is a phenomenon going on amongst the populace of East Kwaio regarding the MV Gulatata’e, which I could not understand especially when people could not called it by the vessel’s rightful name but Faka ala sofu (Sofu’s ship). I certainly have questioned it myself as an East Kwaio constituent since the…

MPs scholarships

Dear Editor – I write to express my personal appreciation to the Leader of the Independent Group and Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal, Dr Derek Sikua,  for having explained in his letter to the Solomon Star, today, 2 March 2017, how the MPs’ scholarships act as a ‘Good Samaritan’ for the disadvantaged…

Lack of online information

Dear Editor – Having this great moment in expressing my thoughts on the above subject is an opportunity and my appreciations. It has been aware that a lot of government ministries provide insufficient information to students doing researches. Government ministries are not posting most information online. Our citizens, especially students, were undertaking studies overseas perhaps…

Anti-corruption bill

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International’s news report on 2 March 2017, carried a story which stated the chairperson of Transparency Solomon Islands, Ruth Liloquala, as saying she had it from a credible source that the majority of MPs in the Solomon Islands Government do not support the proposed legislation. The report went on…

Community leaders thank RAMSI

Chiefs, church, women and youth leaders from communities in and around Honiara have conveyed their deep appreciation for the efforts of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to return peace and stability to the country over the past 14 years. The more than 40 community leaders were attending a meeting organised by the…

PM concern about lack of Bio-security machine

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he’s concerned over the ongoing delay by responsible authorities to purchase a bio-security machine for our international airport. Mr Sogavare was responding to questions raised in parliament over government’s slow response to getting the bio-security machine. Parliament was told it is a requirement under the Pacer Plus for countries to…