Public invited for Anzac dawn service

THE Australian and New Zealand High Commissions welcome public attendance at the Anzac Day Centenary Dawn Service at the Cenotaph on Saturday 25 April. This year marks the 100th anniversary since the Anzac tradition was born on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War, where the feats of the Australian and…

Police conduct talks for youth

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast attended a [email protected] awareness talk this week in Honiara. “I had the opportunity to address well over 150 young people and discuss police community partnership vision and the work we’re trying to do around crime prevention,” Mr Prendergast said. He stressed he had some very good questions from the floor about…

Pacific’s triple burden undermine advances

THE Pacific continues to face unprecedented health challenges, says World Health Organization regional director Dr Shin Young-Soo. Speaking at the opening of the Eleventh Pacific Health Ministers meeting on Yanuca Island near Sigatoka, Dr Young-Soo said the region’s triple burden of non-communicable diseases, communicable disease and climate change complications threatened to undermine advances in health…

Minister reveals public service reforms

PUBLIC Service minister John Dean Kuku says some reforms to improve public service performances are ready underway. He revealed this in parliament. These reforms include: (1)   The Performance Management Policy (PMP) The management performance policy is aiming at improving performance at organisational, unit and individual levels. The Annual Confident Report (ACR) was the first public…

Big offer here

Dear Editor – These comments are in relation to the front page photograph over the above heading in Star Issue No.5795 of Friday 17/04/’15. The image is one of our Prime Minister (of a sovereign Solomon Islands) appearing to be quashed up by foreign economic and financial giants. Why are business people especially from China…

Fresh marketing plans

Dear Editor – The arrival of the ‘Sun Princess’ with its 2000 passengers on 24 April is set to be the first visible evidence of a raft of fresh marketing approaches that have been adopted in the past couple of months by the SIVB. A deal arranged with Solomon Airlines will soon see the arrival…

‘Private Investment’ says it all

Dear Editor – It is good another good news that DCC received an offer from China’s Skyline Business Council (CSBC) to rehabilitate the Henderson International Airport and the road from there to the city. The CSBC made it clear that they are a private business group and does not represent the Chinese government. However, what…

Accessing justice

Report from ODPP Gizo office THE cancellation of Magistrates court circuits due to the shortage of principal magistrates has affected the disposal rate of matters handled by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) branch in Gizo, Western Province. This is according to the 2014 annual report from the ODPP branch in Gizo…