Trio off to camp

Three Solomon Islands Swimming athletes will be part of a training camp in Okinawa, Japan next week. The trio, Clement Laviara, Eddie Iro and Angela Charles departed yesterday. They were accompanied by the NOCSI Vice president, Golden Kiloko, Coach Stans Beula and JICA Volunteer, Sho Yonahara. They will attend a two weeks training camp in…

Easter double murder

HUGE CASH MAY BE STOLEN Motive: to steal THE two men suspected of the double Easter murder may have gotten away with more than $600,000 in cash. Although investigators had found $290,000 in cash at the crime scene, they were unable to establish how much the killers got away with. Investigators believed the motive behind…

Ifira on course to PVP League title

BATRAM Suri coached side Ifira Black Birds are in the driving seat to claim the PVFA Digicel Premier League title this season. Speaking to Star Sports from Port Vila on Wednesday, Black Birds head coach Suri said his lads are three matches away from snatching the title. “So far we played 11 games and still…

C’Wealth offers hope to voters who expect credible elections

The Commonwealth promotes democracy by deploying election observers, offering practical assistance to electoral commissions, and providing hands-on training to junior election officials, writes Commonwealth Secretary-General PATRICIA SCOTLAND. MOST of us remember the first time we voted. It is a rite of passage which marks political empowerment and passing into adulthood. With a pencil and a…

Transforming education with broadband connectivity

INTERNET access is essential in today’s hyper-connected world, and is particularly important for students perusing higher education at the university level. Broadband connectivity is transforming traditional education and improving instruction through more engaging, interactive coursework. The ability to easily access that content, and engage on social networks, has dramatically escalated the demand for high-quality internet…

Damages at Natagera village

Dear Editor – I was informed by mobile phone from Natagera village on Santa-Ana Island that on early Saturday morning 6th of May 2017 very rough seas associated with very strong winds and heavy rain badly devastated Natagera village shorelines, removing heaps of white sandy beaches and first line of sago palm houses were partly…

Time to regulate security firms

Dear Editor – By necessity, demand for security services has risen substantially after the ethnic tension era. Security firms emerged and increased in numbers as demand increased. That was a commendable development because the Police itself did not and does not have adequate capacity to ensure peace in every neighbourhood and within commercial and institutional…

Mother’s Day reflection

Dear Editor – I would be grateful if you could allow me some space in your editorial column to share my personal view about the Mother’s Day Event and celebration. Looking at the event, it still has its  fresh smell  in our country as it just get its popularity about  5 or so years ago,…

My experiences at Chung Wah

Dear Editor – When I ponder my experiences at Chung Wah, it gives me great satisfaction to share this. When I arrived in Solomon Islands, it was similar to my country Sri Lanka, tropical climate, warm & friendly people, the beautiful / serene sea. From one island to another island, from the Indian ocean to…