Good decision are fair decision

CORRUPTION also means unfairness and in the sense of mining sector where resources are scarce and the hype for benefits are high corruption can often set in. Mining and forestry are generating big revenues for governments, at the same time generates serious negative impacts. TSI believes that decisions are much taken at the upper level…

Can we trust ourselves?

While computers can be trusted to churn out the rubbish, can we trust ourselves to do the same? LAST week the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission announced its newly-installed Biometrics Voter Registration (BVR) system detected nearly 6,000 potential voters who repeatedly registered to vote in the national general elections later this year. One voter registered nine…

Time to say goodbye

Dear Editor – The time is coming nearer to say goodbye to Care Centres, the homes that shelterrf us from the sun and rain, and kept our children warm. I on behalf of the flash flood victims of Rove Police Club Care Centre, Holy Cross Care Centre, FOPA Care Centre, say thank you to churches…

Has OBE been successful?

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Sick officers still paid

DEAR EDITOR – The RSIPF would like to respond to allegations raised by a former retired police officer in the Solomon Star 15 June 2014. This was in relation to sick police officers receiving their salaries in sick bed while away from work. Apparently, in 2012 the RSIPF through its administration branch had conducted a…

Siosi confident

The young talented long distance runner, Rosefelo Siosi has vowed to return home with a medal from the Oceania championship in the Cook Islands. Speaking to Star Sports prior to his departure the young lad said he expected a tough contest from runners in the competition but remains focus and will give all his best…

Olympic run today

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More graduates from APTC

MORE than a hundred fifty (150) local students have successfully completed their training under the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) during a graduation cermeony last Thursday. This was by far the largest number to have graduated from the institution since the inception of the program. The graduation ceremony was attended by minister of education Dick Ha’amori,…

Trade expo work takes shape

Preparations for the upcoming trade expo in Honiara which is set to begin on the 6th of July 2014 is progressing well. The chairman of the trade expo Redley Raramo confirmed this on Sunday. “I’m pleased to confirm that work has progressed well over the past weeks and I must commend my committee members and…

‘Solomons just like Jamaica’

Members of the visiting group band from Jamaica, Inner Circle said they are keen to return to the country in the future. Speaking to local media and VIP guests at a press conference on Sunday at the Heritage Park hotel, the band’s drummer Lancelot said their coming back depends entirely on the promoters and the…