PM must listen to people

Dear Editor – I was really adamant about the issue of the payment to the ex-militants. As a citizen of this country, I have a lot of questions concerning this matter. In some fractions, I was really confused and see this matter just as politically motivated. The Prime Minister used this avenue to sustain his…

CDF myth

Dear Editor – The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is but the national government’s development strategy executed under the umbrella of the Rural Development Scheme, to make it look rural and voter oriented so that the rural voter thinks he is being compensated for his part in the government system. There is nothing purely in it…

MP urged to explain assistance

CONSTITUENTS of Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province, have called on their MP Jackson Filaua to explain why he had only provided assistance to certain communities while the rest of the people have been left high and dry. The concern was raised following recent distribution of roofing iron to residents of Fulisango community, about 10 kilometers from…

Japanese volunteers here to serve

A NEW group of Japanese volunteers undertook pijin classes in Honiara last week. The six young volunteers are here to serve in various fields across the country. Part of their orientation is to learn the pijin to enable them communicate with Solomon Islanders during their tenure of service, This week, the group visited various sites…

Japan funds staff houses for Pirupiru School

THE Japanese government through its Honiara embassy in Honiara has extended its funding assistance to Pirupiru Community High School, Ulawa Island, and Makira Ulawa province. The grant assistance worth $362,720 SBD will help fund construction of two new staff houses. Japanese ambassador, Kenichi Kimiya officially signed and handed over cheque for the project, last Friday.…

Leaders urged to stop ‘arguing’

THE PRESIDENT of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Sir Thomas Chan has urged national leaders to stop arguing amongst them but settle issues and move the country forward. Sir Thomas made the call following heated debates over the media among national elected leaders, civil society and even the public over the recent $3 million controversial…

Misiec hits back at Nazar

NAZAR Gold Company, a subsidiary of Nazar Investment companies, has been accused of dishonesty in its business dealings. Polish national, Pawel Misiec, displayed to the Solomon Star, a written cheque leaf for the sum of $20,000-00 issued to him by Nazar Gold, which he claimed was dishonoured by Bank South Pacific because of insufficient funds…

No stylish haircuts, Students warned

STUDENTS attending the Anglican Church of Melanesia schools have been warned that the churches’ Education Authority will not entertain style haircuts. It was part of the church’s disciplinary measures which required all students to adhere to, in moulding them become good future leaders. The warning was issued during the commissioning service for students held at…