PM Lilo meets US Secretary of State

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo today held a brief meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry. The US Secretary arrived in the country today afternoon and paid a courtesy call on the Governor General and later met with Prime Minister Lilo. During the meeting, both leaders acknowledged historical ties between the Solomon Islands and…

Potential for tourism

The coastal region of North West Guadalcanal still offers an ideal spot for tourism activities which needs to be developed to support the industry and the economy. That’s the view of a Visale man John Toki while speaking to the Solomon Star during a one day trip to Visale on Monday, Mr Toki said the…

Renbel premier wants Assembly suspended

EMBATTLED Renbel premier Lence Tangosia says he has requested the Ministry of Provincial Government to suspend the Renbel Provincial Assembly. He made the request after four of his ministers who resigned recently refused to rejoin his government. Mr Tangosia said he wanted Minister Silas Tausinga to use his powers to suspend the assembly because of…

SI-EITI pushes for revenue transparency in mining sector

The Solomon Islands Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (SIEITI) is pushing hard for transparency and accountability around the revenue collected from the mining industries in the country. The Government supported Initiative which is funded by the World Bank has started in 2012. In June 2014,  It had released an independent reports on the revenue collected from…

Call to dissolve parliament

Dear Editor – After reading Mr Sasako’s article that was published on the 12th of August 2014 on the Solomon star about the state of the country’s money basket and economy, one should be worried as I am. Thus, I would like to share some thoughts for the sake of the innocent lives. I have…

Quality output

Dear Editor – It’s unbelievable to note that there are few teachers under graduate diploma that are being accepted in the SINU School of Education this year  that undertake different subjects opposite from their previous teaching subjects they taught during their teaching career. For example a teacher taught Religious Studies (NTS) for about 10 years…

Government Caucus

Dear Editor – I share my concerns again about the Government Caucus in the hope that since the Political Stability and Leadership Integrity Bill has now become law, there is the golden opportunity for the country to do things in the proper and fair way. I continue to hold that the Caucus as it is;…