SINTA to recognise teachers

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) will start awarding gold medals to long-serving dedicated teachers as of next month. SINTA announced this yesterday after it received 30 gold medals from a local company My Magazine. General Secretary of SINTA Samson Faisi said the initiative was the first of its kind and it will become an…

Police conduct cyber protection awareness

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force have begun providing cyber protection awareness programs in schools and communities around the country. A total of 15 RSIPF Cyber Protection trainers have already been deployed to schools and communities throughout the country. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast revealed that this was part of the Cyber Safety Pacifika initiative, signed…

Police arson probe still continues

INVESTIGATIONS into the recent disturbances that occurred at Karaina Settlement, west Honiara that resulted in four houses being burnt down, are still continuing. Police prosecutor Iete Tebakota told court of the investigation’s status last Friday when the matter was brought before the Magistrate’s Court. David Dawea Lakwolly, Erick Domo, David Danny Rabei, and Gilbert Atisa…

SIEC clarifies eligibility criteria

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) says under the National Parliament Electoral Provisions Act, a person does not have to be a registered voter in order to be nominated as a candidate in a national election. “Provided he is at least 21 years old, a Solomon Islands citizen and does not meet any of the…

Expedition team encourage SINU environment students

ENVIRONMENTAL students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been encouraged to work hard and be vigilant in their studies. An expedition team that recently explored Solomon Islands’ only in-land lake, Lee’s Lake, spoke to students on the importance of environment and scientific work in the country. Expedition team leader, Edgar Pollard encouraged SINU…

Public warned against joining JJ Ark scheme

MEMBERS of the public are warned against investing with a local fraudulent money-making scheme known as JJ ARK Investment. Director of Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU), Jimmy Sendersley issued the warning last Friday. He said JJ Ark Investment is being promoted by a person by the name of John Pegoa who resides at GPPOL2,…

Rodgers for PM

Dear Editor – I was hesitant to respond to Mr Iroga’s response to my Letter to the Editor as printed by the Solomon Star in which I had advocated for Dr Rodgers to be the next PM. I’m doing so now solely for one purpose and that is to sincerely and respectfully apologise to the…

Betelnut in Honiara

Dear Editor – I am writing to condemn the stubborn citizens of this country in Honiara who continue to mess Honiara streets with their betel nut stains and their rubbish. The Honiara City Council (HCC) is trying to help clean up Honiara city but cannot do it by themselves. As a citizen I feel for…

Thanks Hanaria

Dear Editor – The recent launching of United Party manifesto at Nariaoa in East Are”are is acknowledged and the party leader is praised for that. We have a very unstable climate due to lack of political party knowledge by our people. Our voters need to understand the principles and policies of all political parties before…