Learning from Thailand

One country, one product project By FRANK SHORTBangkok, Thailand   I WAS delighted to read in today’s edition of the Solomon Star that the Director General of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) Suphatra Srimaitreehithak had met with the Supervising Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade William Soaki on Tuesday.…

Eureka!

Dear Editor – Please publish the following: At last the action worked… The disorder fixed into order… The determination and strength given Is best suited for the long craziness of the Years of chaos and mess created by the youths Thinking they owned Honiara With their crazy foreigners sticking their Noses into internal affairs of…

Development planning

Dear Editor – It looks as though the Solomon Islands government has come through a continuous unstable situation since gaining independence in 1978. This in my view will certainly continue unless certain changes are made to certain functions of the government for certain areas or issues. One thing which I believe needs changing is the…

West Honiara funding

Dear Editor – Sometimes between March and May last year three communities at White River area namely Windy Valley, Windy Valley Heights and Forest Valley received $100,000 each from Ministry of infrastructure Development (MID) solely for road maintenance work. My concern is about how the money is being spent for the purpose it was intended…

PM REJECTS BID

$2m renovation cost too expensive By EDDIE OSIFELO PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela had rejected the proposal of SBD$2 million cost for renovation of the former Red House at Vavaya Ridge, Central Honiara. This came after engineers from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) have estimated the initial cost of the renovations at more than SBD$2milion.…

Victim is a local

Trevor Garland remains under police custody By LYNNISSHA RUNA A 24-year-old man the country’s former honorary consul in Sydney Sir Trevor Garland is alleged to have sexually assaulted is a Solomon Islander. That’s according to Australian police documents tendered in a Sydney court, Friday. Police arrested Garland, 62, last Thursday in Sydney and charged him…

City council to inspect shops

The Honiara City Council (HCC) will carry out inspections of shops in the capital soon as part of their 2018 undertaking. This proposed move has received huge praises from the general public after the council regulated the bus route earlier this month. Inspectors will also examine restaurants and roadside food stalls located within the Honiara…