LEAF promises more funds

THE Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF) program of Japan has promised to pump in more funds to help Honiara City recycle PET bottles and export it back overseas. This was highlighted by LEAF coordinator in Honiara, Natsuko Kishimoto during her presentation last week at Honiara City Council conference room. LEAF is a…

Kuku applauds 2015 Budget

Member of Parliament (MP) for North New Georgia and Minister for the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) John Dean Kuku applauds the 2015 Appropriation Bill describing it as realistic.  “Realistic Mr Speaker Sir because this the first time we recognised the rural people and the rural economy as paramount to nation building,” he said. “It…

Grand ‘Scale’ theft

Dear Editor – Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the front page pieces on Solomon Star issue No. 5787, Thursday 9th April. The two pieces that caught my eyes were those authored by Assumpta Buchanan and Denver Newter, with the headings “Grand Scale Theft” and “Scale Confiscated”. The two headings had the word…

Harsh judgement

Dear Editor – Several young students in the Solomon Islands have written to me in the past couple of months telling me of their ongoing difficulties in finding the money to progress their higher education dreams at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). One young man, in particular, wrote to say he had been given…