Para-athletes acknowledged 

ATHLETICS Australia has thanked the countries that have their para-athletes classified during the international classification held in Australia last week. Athletics Australia, Para-Athletics Junior High-Performance Coordination Steve Caddy uttered this via an email to all the counties that had their para-athletes successfully classified and took part in the Queensland State Championships. “Thank you for coming…

SIPA problems

Dear Editor – I have never seen SIPA go out to the local suppliers for tenders on equipment or seek preferred suppliers contracts with recognised local suppliers as other SOEs do. All their materials are imported directly thus leaving no “crumbs” in the Solomons.  J.R WilliamsHoniara  

One Link

Dear Editor – This is a brief statement to clear the air around rumours and unhealthy narratives surrounding One Link Pacifica on Social Media and recent news by SIBC and the Solomon Star. We want to reaffirm our position as agreed in our consultation that working on the formality of the schedule of payment commences…

Coronavirus route to SI

Dear Editor – If the government is serious about addressing the threat of coronavirus from entering the Solomon Islands, then all the possible routes for its entry must be stopped. One highly possible route for coronavirus to enter the Solomon Islands is through Rennell.  This is because ships come directly from China, the birthplace of…

SINU council to be petitioned

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Council is expected to receive a petition this week in relation to allegations raised against the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ganeshwar Chand. That’s according to SINU insiders. The petition will demand the council to investigate the allegations which staff has raised in relation to how the vice-chancellor runs the university. Allegations…

Miss Solomon encourages women in football

MISS SOLOMON Gladys Habu encouraged women in football to continue to strive for the best. Ms. Habu revealed this in her speech during the HFA women’s pre-season prize presentation on Friday. She highlighted that women can excel in sport whether they are working, being a student or a mother. “I would like to encourage all…

Red Cross praised for tidying clinic

NURSE in charge of the Auki clinic Sam Ottoga has thanked the Solomon Islands Red Cross Auki branch for engaging in a clean-up campaign at the Auki clinic over the weekend.  Mr. Ottoga said Auki clinic staff walked into the clinic premises on Monday morning and were impressed with the clean environment. He said the…

Maefai on gender equality

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Makira Lily Maefai says there has been great progress in achieving gender equality in the Solomon Islands. She highlighted this during the international women’s day celebration in Honiara early this week. Ms. Maefai said the Solomon Islands government through the Ministry of Women mandated through its policy and legislation…