Tran boosts Inter-tertiary Games

Doubts over whether to host the annual inter-tertiary Games for local students studying at tertiary institutes in and out of the country have now been cleared and the Games are all set to kick off mid-next week. This was made possible by the financial support rendered by the Member of Parliament for West Honiara, Honourable…

Congratulations Freda!

Dear Editor – On behalf of our families, relatives, friends and supporters, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for your success in the recent National general elections for Vatud Constituency. Congratulations, your victory can be attributed to the following factors: It’s a Devine call – And you have made an accurate…

So reassuring at last

Dear Editor – Sogavare for the PM Job. It was indeed refreshing to see and read the Solomon Star front page on Wednesday that one of our dedicated and most loyal Members of our Parliamentary Democracy may become the next Prime Minister. Also very comforting were the composition of academics, experiences and heavy weights in…

Not music to my ears

Dear Editor – Surely I am not the only one who thinks those vehicles that can be heard coming from hundreds of meters away are a menace to society. You know the ones I mean. They are the cars usually driven by young men who like to announce their presence on the road by pumping…

Elections features

Dear Editor – Your readers might be interested in some of the facts that the recent general elections have revealed when the statistics are examined more closely. The base statistics used for the following analysis is sourced from the “national general elections 2014 results” in the Island Sun Issue No.1845, for Thursday 27th Nov. on…

Political party executive favouritism

Dear Editor – In the current lobbying frenzy to form a new government, high and important positions are being offered to office bearers and executives of political parties in the negotiations. The Speaker is one such position being prostituted about. No doubt there would be others. This is not good for the country. Firstly it…

Auki police hopes for peaceful election

AUKI police says they are hoping to see another peaceful provincial election day in Malaita province, Wednesday next week. Provincial police commander Alfred Uiga revealed this on Wednesday. Uiga said that in the last month’s general voting day in Malaita province, he was very happy with the way public were behaving. “We have experienced very…

Children’s forum held in Gizo

Save the Children successfully hosted a children’s forum in Gizo last week. The forum coincided with the International Children’s Day celebrations in the Western Provincial capital. Students from seven schools participated in the forum which included a speech contest on the pillars of child protection; Protection, Participation, survival and Development. The children during the forum…

Lobbyists accused of promoting corruption

INDIVIDUALS who play the role of lobbyists at each of the political camps during the process of electing the Prime Minister and the formation of the government have been heavily criticised. A prominent public servant, who asked not to be named, said lobbyists should be investigated and held accountable for their evil acts of luring…

Honiara Hotel group remains intact

THE Coalition block based at the Honiara Hotel led by Prime Minister Candidate Hon. Manasseh Sogavare remains intact with 27 MP’s (Members of Parliament) still present there. This was following unconfirmed reports from the opposite camp that some of the Honiara Hotel camp members have decided to move to the Mendana Hotel, following Mr Sogavare’s…