Why SINTA fired Faisi

Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) says its decision to remove its outspoken general secretary Samson Faisi was made collectively after a review of his contract. SINTA president Philip Ika told the Solomon Star his executive made the decision after reviewing Faisi’s initial one year contract. Faisi attended a conference in Fiji on behalf of…

Tennis star graduates

One of Solomon Islands’ tennis stars who is based in USA, Zinnia Leamana, has graduated with a Bachelor degree in Marketing and Minor Supply Chain Management at Clayton State University in the state of Georgia. Leamana, 23, who hails from Isabel Province, was among 10 current and former Clayton State student-athletes who have earned their…

Micah to ply trade in Europe

FUTSAL sensational striker Micah Lea’alafa is tipped to ply his trade in Europe. Reports reaching Star Sports stated that the Amicale OFC championship player will undergo trial in Italy or play for Auckland City alongside two Amicale players Fenedy Masauvakalo and Brian Kaltack. The arrangement was being made by Amicale FC president Andrew Leong. Lea’alafa…

Yandina women Under 16 league underway

YANDINA women Under 16 League in Russell Islands, Central Province has kicked off. The commencement of the league was marked with a colourful parade during which representatives of Solomon Islands Football Federation delivered an address. Six teams are participating in a round robin format. Most of the young women participating in the league are students…

Feratelia against Rev. Maefonea

Dear Editor- I read with dismay and bewilderment an article by Pastor Francis Feratelia, published in your paper dated 11th May, 2015. I remember some years ago, a local personality by the name of Peter Aifiu responded quite credibly to an article published by the same Feratelia concerning his legal scriptural argument. In this recent…

MPs and ‘02’

Dear Editor – I totally agree with your headline on the above subject, Solomon Islands as a Christian country, to have top leaders with such practice is a curse to the nation. Look at our MPs with how many strings of women attached to them, you would be very surprised. It has become a practice…

Alcohol advertising

Dear Editor – It is too often that while reading your paper my heart sinks to find it full of advertising for alcohol.  I was especially alarmed and disappointed to read this paper on 11 May 2015, in which there were three full length colour pages of advertising for Solbrew. Harmful use of alcohol is…

Family lose home in fire

A FAMILY at Malo village near Lata, Temotu Province, are homeless after their home was razed to the ground last weekend in what is widely believed to be an act of arson. The incident occurred between 10am and 11am last Sunday while the family was attending a nearby church. Nicholas Pika is the owner of…

SI embraces new regional financial inclusion approach

SOLOMON Islands has become one of the leading Pacific nations to embrace a new long-term initiative promoted by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) that focuses on enhancing conditions for financial empowerment within the region. Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and Chairman to the National Financial Inclusion Taskforce (NFIT), Denton Rarawa…