Solomons to feature in world’s richest magazine

SOLOMON Islands is to feature in a global promotion which will appear in Forbes, regarded as the world’s leading business magazine in the world later this year. Journalists Sheila O’Callaghan and Christopher French of the Magazine’s London Bureau last week interviewed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara. They also interviewed Finance Minister, Snyder Rini as…

Australian medics here to help

Seven doctors and four nurses from the Flinders Medical Centre in Australia are currently in the country to help out in the outpatient and emergency ward at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday, Director of the Emergency ward Dr Pedical Togamae has confirmed that a total of 11 medical experts…

Impressive performance

Hard work pays off with 10 medals The head coach of the Solomon Islands young tennis team to represent Solomon Islands in the West Pacific Tennis Championship, Johnson Taliki is impressed with the performance of his team after they won 10 medals. He said, the top performance by the players was due to the hard…

Three sports confirmed for Paralympics team

The Solomon Islands Paralympics team will take part in three sports in the Pacific Games in July. The three sports are shot-put, table tennis and Javelin. Solomon Islands National Paralympics Federation (SINPF) has confirmed the team comprise of five athletes. Preparations for the Solomon Islands Paralympics team for the Pacific Games are going on well said,…

The nation’s first NGO

THE acronym N.G.O. is now ubiquitous. Non-Government Organisations: why do they exist and for what reason? Who are they and how do they operate? Where are they operating from and most importantly of all, for whom do they operate? These are really healthy questions. According to Wikipedia   an NGO is an organization that is neither…

World must learn lessons of Cyclone Pam

Massive destruction wrought by Cyclone Pam is a reminder that we must work together to fight for island futures, writes SHIRLEY LABAN* OFFICIALS from across the region are meeting in Samoa this week to discuss Pacific responses to a changing climate. They meet with a renewed sense of urgency, as they consider shared positions for…

Review of Konggulai water source lease

Dear Editor – Review of Konggulai water source after every four years is long overdue since 1995. Successive persons holding the post of commissioner of lands and management of SIWA including successive governments simply ignore the above issues as not important after the first review in 1991. The Konggulai land owners and the registered trustees…

Reading and literacy

Dear Editor – This is a follow up letter to my earlier communication regarding reading and literacy. Strike while the iron is hot is a motto used in some parts of the world community, that opportunity exists now with respect to Ms Boykin’s and Ms Talasasa’s tour of Read Pacific, Ltd in New Zealand. As…