Where are the school materials?

Dear Editor – I am one of the guardians and a parent who is seriously concern and sadly acknowledge the manner in which the adviser of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development has continued to delay the distribution of school materials to schools throughout the country, so much so that it is now…

Immigration needs to improve service

Dear Editor – There is a lot of concern from the business houses and the public with regards to the services provided by the Immigration department of the Ministry of Commerce, Labour, Immigration and investment. As most of the business houses and the public at large really appreciating the improved, fast and reliable services provided…

Removed Financial Controller, MHMS

Dear Editor – In the past months we have faced a difficult situation in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Most of our requests for basic services, such as travel advance warranty, print, toners, and stationaries have been categorically denied by the Financial Controller –Michael. He was sent by Canberra to control the HSSP…

How we corrupt public offices

Dear Editor – It is perhaps a repetition of the obvious to say that corruption of office was the rock which will destroy the ship of the nation Solomon Islands. I think corruption of office in the Solomon Islands goes back to the colonial era when the messenger collected bribe from the illiterate people before…

Extra $6.4M needed for flood relief

THE National Disaster Management Office is seeking an extra $6.4 million from the national government to continue with its relief efforts outside of Honiara and other provinces. This was after the initial $6 million the government had allocated for relief efforts in Honiara had been used up. The need for additional funds had put more…

Group wants PM removed Lilo rubbishes call

THE Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) “strongly” calls on parliament to immediately table “and duly pass” a motion-of-no-confidence on the Prime Minister. Interim chairman Barnabas Henson said there is lack of honesty, transparency, and accountability to the people of Solomon Islands by the Prime Minister. Mr Henson said that has…

Landowners condemn use of resources

A GROUP of East Kwara’ae landowners in Malaita Province has condemned responsible authorities funding and maintaining the East Malaita road for what they claimed as “free extraction of gravel from their land”. The 13 Kilometer long East road is currently being repaired and maintained by the Trades Transformation Construction Company. However, throughout their maintenance work,…

Voters keep kits, demand refund

REPORTS have surfaced of a group of Lau Baelelea voters holding onto seven registration kits and generators, following non payments of registration officer’s usage of their (voters) resources and services during the 40-day registration period which lapsed early this month. According to reports received, those holding onto the kits and generators demanded that the Electoral…

Prayer group donates water tanks to Fa’arau community

INTERNATIONAL Prayer group IHPKC (International House of Prayer Kansas City) this week donated water tanks to Fa’arau community, Central Kwara’ae. A total of four Rotomould-made tanks along with PVC pipes were given to the community with the intension of supplying them with clean and fresh drinking water. Speaking to Solomon Star, IHPKC Pastor Rick Rupp…