Tough pool

SI in top seeds for Oceania Sevens The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has confirmed the men’s draws for the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championship, which will take place on 3-4 October alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia. Solomon Islands will compete in the men’s event as the Oceania Sevens will…

Basketball competition continues

Last Sunday saw the continuation of basketball competition for both the high school and men’s competition. Matches were played at the Multipurpose Hall. For the high school boys Betikama outclassed Tenaru with a close margin score of 34 -30. While Selwyn 2 defeated KGVI 28-15. In the Mens B pool B Midwest Snakes vs Marist…

Ministry of Police and Justice

Dear Editor – I wish to register my appreciation and big thank you to the Permanent Secretary, the new Commissioner of Police and Officers of the Professional Standards and Internal Investigations Unit within the Ministry for the prompt commencement of investigations into the case of possible corruption earlier reported to the Permanent Secretary. Although it…

PMO vs Peter Forau

Dear Editor – I read with interest Robert Iroga’s reply to Peter Forau as published in the recent Sunday Star. According to Iroga, the reason why Solomon Islands was not quick to support the renewal of Forau’s contract was because Solomon Islands wanted to follow strict protocol. Iroga also explained that even though other Melanesian…

Renbel mining heads to court

Dear Editor – The above caption appeared on the cover page of Solomon Star (no. 5621) Friday 19th Sept, 2014 to which I make some clarification however, at the outset let me first say this. The level of professionalism used to cover the mining issues on West Rennell through the media have been very disappointing,…

Correct reference to law

Dear Editor – I have just seen a full page advertisement in your publication on Tuesday 23 Sept 2014. The advert is a notice by the Commissioner of Lands appointing an acquisition officer to deal with some land in Renbel Province. The advert also referred to section 60 of the Land & Titles Act Cap…

Election Date 2014

Dear Editor – I notice that just about every day there is an article in the local papers about possible election dates. Our Constitution clearly says that general elections must be held within four months after Parliament has been dissolved. The National Parliament Electoral Provisions Act (as amended) qualified this by saying that such election…

Muaki, Forau & PMO

Dear Editor – I read with interest and a little dismay at the continue debate by our elites regarding Dr Jimmy Rodger’s yet undeclared intention to stand for national election and who according to Mr. Forau will be the best PM. Unfortunately I do not buy the PMO argument, which was critically responded to by…

Charitable trust

Dear Editor – High Court Judge, His Honour, Justice Pallaras QC has recently expressed his serious concerns over domestic violence in the Solomon Islands and the plight of so many women and young girls suffering violence and human rights abuse, especially, he said, as the Solomon Islands is a signatory to the United Nations Convention…