2015 National Budget

Dear Editor – It is my considered view that the national budget being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally. The Budget is not funding the reforms and restructures that are needed to bring about the changes to eliminate corruption. The new government, which prides itself in…

Welcome news on tourism front

Dear Editor – The organization known as ‘Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd’ (GTSIL) has recently conducted five days of ‘high impact tourism training’ for small and medium size tourist operators in Taro, Choiseul Province. The DTSIL sought funding from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the financial assistance under the European Union (EU) aided…

Easter Fun run

Dear Editor – I wish to simply correct the report in the Star by Denver Newter (SST 5785) that a runner complained of stomach aches and diarrhoea due to taking milk distributed at Rotary Fun Run and claimed the milk had expired. This claim is false as the donated milk was checked properly and was…

Rotary fun run milk safe

Dear Editor – On Tuesday 7 April 2015 the Solomon Star published a story regarding children that got sick supposedly from the milk handed out at the Rotary Club of Honiara Fun Run on Monday 6 April 2015. The Rotary Club of Honiara would like to advise that the milk given out was all within…

Women in politics SI

Dear Editor – In the last couple of weeks there has wide coverage in your paper and other forms of media highlighting the need for wider participation of women in the national politics. Sir, nobody is against that and the reasons usually given for their case is always genuine and real. Women as always, served…

Cab drivers told to be honest

KINGS cab drivers who have attended a two hours information sharing workshop are being told to be honest in their work. Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) marketing manager Freda Unusi, highlighted this yesterday. About 15 king’s cab drivers attended the workshop which was aimed at providing a better service and to be honest in their…

Participants learn more about Met’s work

Participants of a three-day climate users workshop have gained better knowledge and understanding on how The importance of climate and weather services in the country and how it is impacting on the country in the short and long term was highlighted in a climate users’ workshop this week. The three-day workshop was organized by the…