Election, a click away

Dear Editor – As we’re heading towards this most longed moment, I’m so sure that people are trilled and anxiously waiting for this national event. It is a moment whereby each individual citizen of Solomon Islands put a mark in deciding for the country’s leaders. It is like a deadly fever that affects everybody and…

The significance of Senator Kerry’s visit

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury The Most Reverend Justin Welby left us on Tuesday. Today, we have United States Secretary of State John Kerry on our shores. Mr Kerry’s visit will last only a couple of hours. But it’s a visit that bears many significant dimensions to our relation with the US. This is the first time…

Western United to tour province

Football fans and supporters in Noro, Western Province are up for some football entertainment as the Western United FC prepares to take a brief tour to the province. This is part of the Western United preparation for the upcoming Telekom S-league season. The initiative to tour the Western province is to give the players some…

Warriors in second spot

The Telekom S-league champions and defending HFA champions, Solomon Warriors FC on Monday ended their campaign for the 2014 HFA league on second spot after thrashing Makuru FC 4-0 at the Lawson Tama stadium. They ended with a total points of 26 points one less than this year’s champions KOSSA FC who sits atop with…

Balekana United’s new manager

Atu Balekana, the former team manager for Solomon Islands football team—Bonito to the Pacific Games, Samoa 2007, has been appointed as the team manager for the club this season. Atu since coming on board as the team manager has been an inspiration to the boys in training as he displayed his expertise in working in…

Commonwealth Games

Dear Editor – May I please have some space in your column to comment on the above. Lately you have reported on Team Solomon’s participation at the recent Commonwealth Games. One thing that was obvious from your report was how our team officials lamented about meeting the Queen and other high-ranking officials of the Games.…

Unlicensed cases top Police traffic operation

UNLICENSED related cases topped police’s weekend traffic operations in the capital. The police media unit yesterday revealed that out of the 605 vehicles that have been checked during the weekend traffic operations, 22 have been detained with the drivers arrested and charged. “Out of the 22 traffic cases recorded over the weekend, only four were…

Lands PS defends ministry

PERMANENT secretary of the Ministry of Lands Stanley Waleanisia has defended his ministry against public perception that it is one of the most “corrupt” government ministries. Speaking during an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star, Mr Waleanisia said like any other ministry, there are policies and procedures that act as a compass for officers to…

Alleged arsonist under warrant

POLICE will be searching for an alleged arsonist who failed to turn up on Monday in court for the setting of his trial date. This followed a warrant of arrest that has been issued for the accused John Makasi on Monday in the Honiara Magistrate Court. He was supposed to turn up so that a…

Court clears son of charges

CHARLES against a man accused of obstructing Government officers on duty at one of the flood evacuation centres in Honiara have been cleared. This is due to insufficient evidence against the accused Eddie Agooka. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo freed Eddie of the six counts of refusing to cooperate with government officers during the state of…