Dala teachers experience discrimination

FOUR senior teachers at St John Dala Catholic School are threatening to leave the school following what they described as “regionalism and discrimination” at the school. The teachers’ move came after they sighted a letter addressed to the Auki Catholic Diocese teaching service commission director stating that the school did not need the services of…

Landowners demand explanation

LANDOWNERS of Maana’oba airstrip are demanding the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) to explain with break down figures of how the $62 million spent on the airfield was disbursed. This was raised to the Solomon Star at the Kitano Mendana Hotel, where the Lolo tribe of Maana’oba met on Thursday. The landowners of Lolo…

Marau says sorry

THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Ulawa Ugi Constituency, William Bradford Marau has made a public apology to the people of his constituency following his court fine of $5000 for the offence of having the presence of alcohol in a person’s blood while driving. In a statement on Thursday, Mr Marau said since it is…

Call for volley registration

Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) says there are still seeking spaces for teams wishing to take part in the upcoming Annual National Volleyball Championship set for next month in the capital, Honiara. SIVF president Morris Maitaki echoed this sentiment to Star Sports in a statement yesterday. “A further reminder of the upcoming 11th Annual National…

School league delayed

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) School league has been postponed for Thursday April 6. The HFA school league was scheduled to kick off tomorrow Saturday April 1. The HFA Secretary General, Leonard Paia said the reason for the postponement is due to the delay in receiving required documents from schools regarding students’ birth certificate and…

We need robust budgeting processes

I RISE to contribute briefly to the debate on the 2016 Appropriation Bill 2017 on behalf of the Parliamentary Opposition Group and my Constituency of Hograno/Kia/Havulei. Mr Speaker, in so doing let me first of all thank my good friend the Minister of Finance and Treasury for tabling the 2016 Appropriation Bill 2017. I also…

Blue boats

Dear Editor – News of the capture of those boats bring joy to me. It shows that in cooperation with our law enforcement agencies we can achieve great results despite our lack of resources. This is an evidence of what has happened in the South China Seas today. China is pushing its neighbors out from…

West Kwaraáe MP

Dear Editor – Now and then some of the MPs are treading in the right direction. You’ll see in the papers MPs would outline their constituency Annual Reports on how they expended ALL funds under their disposal either directly or indirectly via line ministries, and Annual Work Plans for the new year. This ultimately manifests…

PT&I’s Pacific Path to Market programme a success

AUCKLAND, (PT &I) – Pacific Islands Trade & Invest’s delegation of 25 small Pacific Island businesses has given the four-day Pacific Path to Market programme the thumbs up. The representatives from eight Pacific Islands countries, arrived for Auckland’s Pasifika Festival 26-27 March. They are returning to their home islands after a successful and busy two-day…