Grand ‘Scale’ theft

Dear Editor – Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the front page pieces on Solomon Star issue No. 5787, Thursday 9th April. The two pieces that caught my eyes were those authored by Assumpta Buchanan and Denver Newter, with the headings “Grand Scale Theft” and “Scale Confiscated”. The two headings had the word…

Harsh judgement

Dear Editor – Several young students in the Solomon Islands have written to me in the past couple of months telling me of their ongoing difficulties in finding the money to progress their higher education dreams at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). One young man, in particular, wrote to say he had been given…

SIDT planning project proposal

Dear Editor – Following the shameful incident last weekend when a mother in Makira Province was allegedly beaten and left paralyzed by her partner, the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing a fresh project for its theatre group to provide awareness at the village level on the issues surrounding domestic and family violence. The…

High cost of living

Dear Editor –  The current high cost of living is undisputable as every single citizen is feeling the pinch of it everyday. Those in the formal section are most affected as they have to meet every thing with their very small salary. The DCC government if cares for it’s citizen then should put mechanism in…

Airbus return further delayed

Solomon Airlines has advised its flagship Airbus A320 is now expected to return to full service on 30 April. In a statement the Airlines said, originally it was scheduled to return to service on 13 April, the A320 is currently undergoing a scheduled annual maintenance in Manila, Philippines. Solomon Airlines’ General Manager of Operations &…

Vendors urged use Kukum market

HONIARA Central Market management has urged market vendors to move to Kukum market following the temporary closure of the main market for maintenance work. Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata told the Solomon Star yesterday that the market has been closed for an indefinite period as of Friday “All market vendors must temporarily use the…

New twist in Renbel mine

Two mining firms competing for the rich bauxite deposits on Rennell island should have their leases revoked and given a new chance to reapply, a new report suggests. The report, produced by the Attorney General’s chamber, was forwarded to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines. It came months after the ministry awarded a…

Gov’t told to use our cash reserves wisely

Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele says the government should use the nation’s cash reserves in potential export oriented businesses. He was commenting on the Sogavare government’s decision to use $460 million of our cash reserves to fund the 2015 budget. Finance minister Snyder Rini tabled the budget in parliament last week. Manele said the government’s decision…