The rays come all the way

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: The rays come all the wayReaches my soul on the bayFixing nets to throw overThe sea on the first moonLight casts my shadow on the blue seaNot knowing whose sea is this now After it was signed into an MPABut I need the meat as proteinI suppose…

Time to say enough is enough

THE Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) is at it again. As though they have not awarded enough yet to the Members of Parliament, this year PEC has given the MPs tax free salaries, life-time pension, and a 3.5% pay rise. It was only two years ago that PEC increased MPs terminal grant from $100,000 to $400,000.…

Nation leads the region in SOE reform

SOLOMON Islands leads the region in the reform of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), a forum heard yesterday. Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed this during a State Owned Enterprises (SOE) forum held in Honiara.  “The finding balance 2014: Benchmarking the performance of State Owned Enterprises in Islands countries ,shows that in the last five years the…

Kola, Hunikera face court

TWO former senior police officers face the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday, on traffic related offences. Former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola is facing one count of careless & inconsiderate driving and one count of failing to stop and report. These were in relation to the allegation on 11 April 2014, at Point Cruz when he…

Taiwanese gets conditional discharge

A TAIWANESE, who pleaded guilty to one count of common assault, has been given a conditional discharge. Sean Warren Hou, 53, had earlier denied the allegation. His matter was listed for trial twice before he decided to enter a guilty plea yesterday when it came for trial. Hou is without a lawyer after his lawyer…

Husband, wife face forgery charges

A MAN and his wife have been charged with the forgery of more than $15,000 from a private account at the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Agent at Lata, Temotu Province. Eddie Vaurou is facing 24 counts of forgery of certain documents with intend to defraud while Doreen Sanubo faces one count of forgery with…

Kwarea road needs repair

KWARA’AE constituents residing in the mountains of the Kwarea bridge region have called for the urgent repair of that portion of road. Chairman of Namoia Community High School Enoch Idui told the Solomon Star in Auki the steep road connecting high Kwarea Bridge is very dangerous for vehicle to use. “This is a very important…

Bahaii, Kukum lands under scrutiny

KUKUM and Bahaii lands have come under the microscope following questions raised by Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga, over the state of land leases there. Mr Maelanga asked the Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey Andrew Manepora, to state the plans, progress and current status of lands leases in Honiara, particularly at…

General orders discussed in parliament

PUBLIC servants’ General Orders (GO) has become a subject of discussion in parliament yesterday when Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga, raised a question as to which version of the GO is the legal one. The Minister of Public Service, John Kuku, in response stated that the 1986 edition of the GO is…