Final friendly showdown

National squad takes on All Stars today THE Solomon Islands national men’s football team will play their first friendly match today after weeks of resuming training. They will take on the All Stars team at 3pm at the Lawson Tama Stadium this afternoon. All Stars team is a team comprised of top provincial players selected…

Call to cease SIG sponsoring higher degrees

Dear Editor – In light of AMA’s saga and to ease with the financial crisis I think its high time, MEHRD should re-think its scholarship scheme and redesign its policy towards offering tertiary education loan schemes (TELS) instead of this free mentality of government sponsorship which started some 40 years ago during-pre-independence era. Furthermore, MEHRD…

Federal system

Dear Editor – I refer to letters to the editor in view point column Star No.6646 of Friday 14, 2017 on the above subject by Clement Kengava(CK) former MP. I also realized that the he had written on the same subject earlier in Star No.6636 on July 4, 2017 In his second letter to the…

Malaita police warn drivers to drive carefully

POLICE in Malaita Province are warning public transport providers to take extra precaution when transporting passengers during this wet weather. Malaita Provincial Police Commander David Wate made this call following a public bus accident in Auki, Friday last week. The accident occurred near the Seventh Adventist Church area in Auki. Mr Wate said the accident…

MID: 9 road development projects for 2017

NINE road development projects have been identified by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to start this year. Speaking before the National Sustainable Tourism Investment Forum last week, MID undersecretary (technical) Jimmy Nuake said these nine projects are under the Medium Term Transport Action Plan (MTTAP) 2017 to 2021. MID projects are pivotal in the…

Young Queen Leaders award

Dear Editor – After receiving her recent Young Queen Leaders award, Karrie Jionisi has said she now wants to work on a project to help school dropouts. She told the SIBC that she had started a project called ‘Back to School’ to involve everyone who had dropped out of school to become involved in the…

My apology

Dear Editor – I write to acknowledge the media apologetic presentation and contention posed against my name in the Island Sun paper dated 15th June 2017 was featured only for the interest of media and the reading audience. It was a true misrepresentation of what I stood for in the church and also in the…

SECRET DEAL TALK?

THE Opposition Group has claimed a top government Minister has secretly met with an Asian Miner at a hotel carpark under the cover of darkness. The Group revealed this after it took possession of a video footage of the alleged secret night meeting. The Opposition in a statement on Monday it has been obtained the…

No formality yet on playing grounds

Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) is yet to receive any formal request from the relevant authorities regarding the intentions to use the playing grounds at King George VI and Panatina for the 2023 games. Permanent Secretary (PS) to MEHRD Dr. Franco Roddie revealed this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when the…

Bad News for AMA

Ministry downplayed Status of AMA Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Roddie says the first assessment of AMA University is a damning report. PS revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last Friday. Dr. Roddie says his ministry is not the rightful authority to ensure…