West Rennell taskforce

Dear Editor – Allowing me space again in your column so that I can respond to A. Jones regarding the above article, in Star Issue No.5952 on Thursday 20/08/15. I am sorry for him that he falls short to understand the points that I have raised in my article on 19th /08/2015. In fact my…

Voice of Katario

Dear Editor – An article in the Letters to the Editor column that seems to be not of the mainstream kind, made it to your column last week on Monday (17/08/15). Captioned “Congratulations ‘The Voice of Katario’”, the article was written by JS Pitabelama and referred to a recent gospel DVD release by youths from…

Solar help

Dear Editor – The Hon. Obed Neo is a Member of the Provincial Assembly for Ward 7 at Koviloko in Isabel Province and a gentleman who has done much to aid the elderly, the widows and disabled people in his ward, totaling more than 267 disadvantaged persons. He is desperately seeking aid to secure 350…

Shadows of doubt over Skyline Investment

NEW information has emerged, casting doubts over the credibility and genuineness of Skyline Investment Group Company Ltd. This is the Asian company the Sogavare government is courting to build 5,000 homes in Honiara for public servants in the next four years. This same Asian company had earlier promised the government it would rehabilitate Henderson International…

Award committee

Dear Editor – Please remind all honest and hardworking people of this nation again, what was Charles Dausabea awarded for, announced at the last independence? Was it for dedication to sport or something else during his time at NOCSI as president? What a mockery of our national award. Why make our award system a laughing…

More countries to participate in energy conservation in the Pacific

SUVA, (IUCN) – Three new countries have recently participated in the initiated International Union of Conservation for Nature Oceania Regional Office (IUCN ORO) Energy projects, as it continues to make positive impacts to the livelihoods of pacific countries. The project “Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood implications of Energy policies in the Pacific Island States” (Pacific…

Workshop to help fishers and farmers

NADI, (CTA) – A regional workshop to identify alternative scenarios for development of the Pacific food chain system under climate change  is currently taking place in Nadi, Fiji. The  workshop which began on August 25 -27th brings together practitioners a nd decision makers to deliberate on this delicate a nd important issue.  Scenarios and narratives…

Need more road contractors in Temotu

NINE contractors are currently engaged in maintenance of roads in Temotu Province. The National Transport Fund (NTF) Secretariat and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development  have jointly confirmed this Under Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development,Jimmy Nuake said four new contractors newly engaged on road works as of June this year had…

Materials for damaged Tikopia clinic delivered

WORK on the reconstruction of the only area health centre in Tikopia in Temotu province is set to kick off after building materials were delivered last week. Member of Parliament (MP) for VATUD Freda Tuki Soriacomua personally delivered the materials. The area health centre was damaged by the recent cyclone Pam.                                                      Apart from the reconstruction…

New clinic for Utupua proposed

PEOPLE living on the Island of Utupua in Temotu province will soon have a new permanent clinic building thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua. The MP for VATUD made the vow during a meeting held with the Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) health division fortnight ago at the Provincial office headquarter, Lata.…