Foot prints of Honiara

Dear Editor – Honiara the capital city of Solomon was renowned as a beautifully cleaned and kept town by foreigners who visited the place before and shortly after the country attained its independence from the colonial masters. The legacy of such profound acknowledgement lies in the effort and visions of those who took pride in…

Rearming the RSIPF

THIS is a momentous occasion in the history of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF);  major milestone in the re-building and resurrecting of the RSIPF. In 2003, the Government, with the help of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the National Peace Council, stripped the police force of its weapons. As…

Old ammunition seized at airport

A NUMBER of used ammunition from the second world war was confiscated at the international airport yesterday from an outbound passenger. These included hand held grenade and cartridge shells. This was reported to this paper by a source. Airport Police when contacted by the Solomon Star yesterday to confirm the incident said, the person who…

HEARING SETS FOR POACHERS

CAPTAINS of the three blue boats that illegally entered our waters and stole our marine resources will appear this Friday in the High Court. This was after their matter was transferred from the Honiara Magistrates’ Court last week to be dealt with in the High Court. The High Court will deal with their case and…

‘Let____s accept rearmament’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare urges Solomon Islanders to come to terms and accept the fact that some of our police officers will be now armed. Speaking at the ceremony to launch the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) limited rearmament on Monday, Mr Sogavare said rearmament is an issue that “we as a country and…

Harmonising pesticide registration

Dear Editor – I wonder who is representing the private sector of Solomon Islands at this meeting. Island Enterprises were the first company [and now the largest] to go into commercial pest control work and I have had a valid Australian Pest Managers licence since the mid 1980’s, we also have several other licenced staff…

Leadership style

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter based on my personal views and interest of the issue relating to the leadership style and corruption that has become norm for Solomon Islands. Corruption according to Transparency International is defined as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. That said, it is the central role…

Three lane road at bridge

Dear Editor – Its good to see a solution being taken to ease the current traffic congestion in Honiara. Since last week the new Mataniko bridge had been designed to allow for three lane. In the morning the west bound lane into the city was turned into two lane while eastbound traffic was reduced to…

Soltuna product, a success in Fiji market

Dear Editor – If Solomon Islands to be applauded for: It’s the taste of Soltuna tuna products on the shelves of Fijian street and departmental shops. Despite the prices of its product lines are bit higher than locally manufactured ones (courtesy of MSG tariffs and quotas), our canned tuna remains – the first choice and…

Foreign pests – a huge threat

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands is a poor and infancy cash economy country in the world in which its 90 % of population are living in the rural areas and depend entirely on the natural resources from the land and sea to sustain their daily survival. Most of its export commodities come from agricultural cash…