West to stage netball

Western netball association (WNA) is planning to organise a netball competition next month to select a squad for the upcoming end year national netball championship in Noro. Rose Simbe, president of the netball association for the province in a statement yesterday announced the date for the event as from the 28th September to 2nd October…

Rewa books PC spot

Suva (Fiji Times) – Champions Rewa has not only won the 2015 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants but the side has also booked a spot in the 2015 Pacific Cup which will be played in New Zealand this year. Rewa gained the maximum points after four tournaments. Delta Tigers has 12 points after the…

$2000 bribe exposed

Dear Editor – THE exposure by Magistrate Jimmy Hanahunu of the alleged $2,000 bribe by Jefter Tuhagenga that appeared in the front page of the Solomon Star issue No.5942 of Thursday 6 August, 2015 is in no way convincing that Hanahunu and his sister adviser Esther Lellapitu are honest and ethical as the article implied…

Matchbox or better?

Dear Editor – I applaud the Honiara City Council’s vision to improve the image of Honiara by demolishing the first stretch of buildings along the Pt. Cruz shoreline. Without the benefit of details, I feel compelled to express some reservation. My biggest concern is what will become of buildings that are historically significant.  For example,…

Change the name of CDF

Dear Editor – I call for CDF to be changed and be called MP’s discretion fund. The reason is obvious when MP’s, CDO’s, chairpersons and those who voted for the winning candidates do not allow other constituency citizens to access the fund. The list for projects under CDF omits all other citizens of the constituency.…

Save the Children stages youth forum

A YOUTH Forum for Guadalcanal and Honiara youths was organized, Wednesday at the Saint Barnabas Cathedral premises to give young people an opportunity to raise their voice and concerns in the development of the country. It was an initiative by the popular non-government organisation (NGO) – Save the Children Australia through its Youth Outreach Partnership…

Tipoki: Our women youths needs to be heard

 YOUNG women are facing more challenges than young men when it comes to decision making and leadership, says the acting Director of the Youth Development department, within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Mr Andre Tipoki highlighted this when presenting his keynote address during the opening of the Youth Forum, which was…

SINU academic staff undergo professional development

Academic staff at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are currently participating in a professional development programme to improve their teaching and assessment practices. The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Glynn Galo, has formed a partnership with Volunteer Service Abroad in New Zealand who have contracted Dr Elly Govers to develop and facilitate the professional development programme.…