Athletes told to take a break

THE national athletes that took part in the 2017 Oceania Athletics Championship in Fiji last week were asked to have a good rest to recover well before hitting the field again for training sessions. Athletes coach Francis Manioru urged the athletes to have a good transition after coming back from the competition in Fiji early…

Kiribati President hails ties

Dear Editor – I refer to Star No.6636 of Tuesday 4 July, 2017 which published His Excellency Taneti Maamau and First Lady Teiraeng courtesy call on Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare Friday last week. In particular His Excellency’s acknowledgement of the point; Solomon Islands continued hosting of people from Kiribati in various parts of the…

Unfinished road works

Dear Editor – It was good to see the rapid repair works of the city’s highway in Honiara prior to the RAMSI’s farewell celebration last week. Contractors have been working flat out even during the night to fix the roads and patch up the pot holes. Some contractors are continuing with their work but there…

Queens young leaders award

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International this morning, 4 July 2017 (yesterday), reported that four Pacific women have been given Queen____s Young Leader awards for their work dealing with social issues in their countries. Acknowledged for her community work was Solomon Islander, Karrie Jionisi, who helps unemployed girls and single mothers to learn new…

A letter of response

Dear Editor – In this article I wish to refer to the answer to my letter to the editor by the Minister of the Ministry of Public Service. My article appeared on the Solomon Star on Thursday 15th June 2017. First of all, I wish to point out that I did not retire from the…

Deceased intoxicated prior to death

THE local student who died in his sleep in Philippines was intoxicated on the night of his death. This was confirmed by Philippines Solomon Islands Student Association president Charles Ha’amori on Wednesday. “He was drinking somewhere and went back home for a nap but sadly he couldn’t wake up from his sleep. “We are still…

GG’s DAUGHTER CHARGED

….For alleged assault and swearing at police officers THE youngest daughter of the Governor General (GG), Amelia Kabui has appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday accused of assaulting a police officer and swearing. She is facing charges of obstructing police officers in execution of their duty, assault an police officer, intimidation and molestation and…

Avui’s housing scheme on track to achieving UN goal

EAST Central Guadalcanal constituents have received another batch of building materials this week from their Member of Parliament Ishmael Avui. A statement from Mr Avui on Tuesday said these building materials will be for the highland people of Bubukembe, Nakonga, Sili, Salamarao, Sanalumu, Boloale and Nangali villages in East Central Guadalcanal. Mr Avui said he…