Huge turn out at colourful Easter fun run

THOUSANDS of people from different works of life ended their Easter celebration with a colorful Easter fun run yesterday morning in Honiara. The annual event has attracted children, youths, women, men, leaders, locals expats and visiting friends in and around Honiara. The route started off at Lawson Tama stadium, up the Kola-Ridge cemetery towards the…

HORRIFIC DISCOVERY

Body of girl, 8, pulled out from croc’s stomach THE body of an eight year old girl was retrieved from the stomach of a huge crocodile on Thursday in Roviana lagoon, Western province. The deceased was from Rorosi village, a small village located at the entrance to the Roviana lagoon. Reports reaching the Solomon Star…

CALL TO ACT

Mentally-sick must be removed from streets POLICE, health, and tourism authorities are urged to work together to keep mentally-ill people off the streets when large groups of overseas visitors are in Honiara. City resident Batros Mane made the call after observing some mentally-ill people causing disturbances to the visiting Taiwanese Navy Squadron in Honiara on…

BLUE BOATS FINED: $36M

Vietnamese fishermen charged THE Vietnamese caught recently stealing our marine resources will have to fork out $36 million if they wanted their three blue boats back. Fisheries minister John Maneniaru revealed this in parliament. He said after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecution and the Attorney General, a fine of $12 million will be…

Betel-nut stain

Dear Editor – I would be very pleased if you could spare me a column in your article just to voice out my thoughts and views on the above subject specifically,” betel-nut stain”. I am a student with a deeper concern for the betterment of my country taking this issue into serious consideration. Betel nut…

At the brink of total deforestation

Dear Editor – An estimated 93 percent of the country’s virgin forest has been lost the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Forestry and Research, Mr Vaeno Vigulu, announced in a recent speech. The main drivers of such deforestation having been commercial logging, he cited. Fortunately, at the last hour, so to say, the Japanese…

Avoid misuse of allowance

Dear Editor – As a Solomon Islands citizen and a scholarship recipient, I sincerely thank the Solomon Islands Government for the commitment of paying monthly allowances for students studying at various universities in Fiji and elsewhere. This is really useful to meet the costs of our stay while studying overseas. Let me share briefly on…

Aid agencies that might help farmers

Dear Editor – Farmers of the Weather Coast in Guadalcanal Province have continually expressed their disappointment over feeling neglected as their leaders and the province allegedly fail to recognise their struggles. Your paper last week reported that the farmers, who operate under an umbrella body called the Akutoga Association, made a statement claiming that they…

Manele: $300m for livelihood funds

MORE than $300million in livelihood funds in the 2017 National Budget will go to constituencies for rural development this year. Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and Member for Kia Hograno Havulei Jeremiah Manele revealed this in parliament on Monday. Mr Manele said these funds if utilised properly should improve basic needs and services such as…