Poor shipping service

Dear Editor – I wish to express my dissatisfaction after I boarded Fair Lady from Honiara to Auki on Monday this week. I am not satisfied with the services provided inside the ship because it does not have a canvas at its back-top area. As a result, those of us sitting in the area and…

Coronavirus does not respect borders

Dear Editor – The subject above strikes me to share my concern with the public.  Knowing China as a threat to every neighbouring country including the Pacific for Coronavirus, I have great concern for this country.  The Solomon Islands is highly at risk to this virus as it continues to spread since we are filled…

OLYMPIC SPOT

Para seals first Olympic ticket By CARLOS ARUAFU IT has been confirmed that Solomon Islands has its first-ever qualification to the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Para-athlete Solomon Jagiri finished top in the men’s U61Kg in the Oceania Olympic qualification competition in Australia to qualify to compete in the Olympic Games. Winning gold and qualifying for the…

Liloqula: stop the US$100B loan proposal

“SINCE the switch of diplomatic ties to Beijing, Transparency Solomon Islands is very much on its heels against the procurement of corrosive capitals and finances that lack transparency, accountability and most importantly people involvement.” This sentiment was echoed by Ruth Liloqula, the Executive Officer (CEO) of Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) during her remarks at a…

Wale praises PMO’s change of stance

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says he’s pleased to note the new position that PMO has taken to side with CBSI and Honiara City Council regarding the pyramid scheme One Link.  This follows reports last week that during Tuesday’s caucus meeting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare encouraged his MPs to each invest $250,000 in One Link to…

3 officers probed in Auki traffic incident

POLICE are investigating a traffic accident on Kwainamoro road near Auki in the Malaita Province in the early evening of 29 February 2020, which involved three police officers travelling in a police vehicle and allegedly hitting two 18-year-old male students of Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School. It is alleged that the three officers were under the…

STOP IT!

Ronia lashes out at $100B loan intention By SAMSON SADE FORMER Auditor General Edward Ronia says it would be “pure insanity” if the government continues to pursue its intention to borrow US$100 billion loan via a Chinese broker. He made the comment during his remark at a Talk-Back Show on the national broadcaster, Sunday. Quoting from…

MP delivers to constituency 

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for the North West Guadalcanal Constituency Bodo Dettke has made a huge delivery of new machines and items to his constituents last week. According to Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki, the items being distributed include Yamaha Engines, Chainsaws, Grass-cutters (trimmers), and Fiber Glass Boats. The delivery happened at the Constituency…

Group demands 2 top shots out

SIPA FURORE By BRYAN LUVENA   Former employees and some current employees of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) have submitted a forty (40) point complaint to the Office of the prime minister against the current SIPA CEO Mr. Eranda Kotelawala and Board chairman Johnny Sy.   A letter cited by this paper to the Office…

Choiseul Bay Township project progressing 

THE Choiseul Bay Township Project (CBTP) is progressing well, says Choiseul Province (CP) CBTP Project Manager Isaac Lekelalu. It was reported that Lekelalu is taking on each development phase head-on in an ambitious township relocation project of our time in the country. Undergoing planning phase many years ago the project was recently initiated by the…