Help for hospital

Dear Editor – The pledge of S1.13 Million from the Republic of China (ROC) Government for the refurbishing of the National Referral Hospital in support of better medical services is welcome news indeed and compliments the aid from the New Zealand Government with the Eye Centre facility, recently opened. The MOH in the Solomon Islands…

Timber auditing

Dear Editor – As one who has long advocated for anti-corruption measures in the Solomon Islands and supported the DCCG’s policy intentions on the creation of an Independent Commission Against Corruption it was encouraging to read a recent Radio New Zealand International news report which stated: “There are hopes an independent organisation can be set…

SSPM scam rumour

Dear Editor – It is now a big concern to people of this country regarding the current issues surrounding the suspected scam dealings by SSPM and other cabinet Ministers. If somehow the rumour turns out to be true, we might end up having the most and first ever corrupted SSPM in Solomon Islands history since…

DCCG turns paranoid

Dear Editor – It is becoming clearer to the general public that this representative government   (DCCG) willfully chooses to remain paranoid amidst all the revelation of their controversial decisions made since they took over leadership on December 2014. DCCG came into power and have raised a false hope as the only elected government assuming leadership…

Boso ruling Sept 4

THE fate of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso will be known on September 4. This followed the closing submissions on her case in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Boso was tried in a hearing on Monday and Wednesday before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. Prosecution called four witnesses including…

Council plans massive job cut

HONIARA City Council is set to undertake a mass redundancy exercise that will see many of its workers lose their jobs. City mayor Alfrence Fatai told the Solomon Star his executive approved the exercise recently. “The measure is aimed at getting rid of workers who are no longer productive to the council,” Mr Fatai said.…

Missing boy found dead

THE body of a missing nine year old boy was found washed ashore at Hammock beach, West of Honiara, Monday morning. This was confirmed on Monday by the Guadalcanal Provincial Police Commander Mostyn Mangau. The boy was believed to have been accompanied by her grandmother during the trip to Hammock beach on Sunday. “The information…

Makili cautions on land reform

Local environment activist and a member to the Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Network (IPBN), Lawrence Makili, has warned the public to be wary of the government’s on-going land reform programme. He said resources owners must ensure they are not excluded in the process. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare this week said Solomon Islands is facing a real…

Daudau accused of reckless behaviour

Reckless behaviour alleged to have been caused by former acting Director of Curriculum Development, Patrick Daudau, had been condemned as demoralising and demeaning and does not speak well of someone formerly  responsible for a high public office. Current Acting Director of Curriculum Development, Edwin Ha’ahoroa, had condemned as reckless the behaviour displayed by Daudau who…

Forum blames gov’t for project delays

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has blamed senior government officials for delays and wastage of projects’ funds earmarked for provinces. MMF president, Charles Dausabea made the accusation during a recent press conference held in Honiara. Senior officials of the MMF who spoke during the press conference have also criticised government for the way it sets out…