MP threatened

Leaders must be protected, a leader’s plea A Member of Parliament (MP) of the ruling Democratic Coalition for Change Government was threatened over the weekend by thugs at the Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara. The MP who does not want to be identified, was traveling with his family to attend Church on Sunday. The alleged…

Ragomo: This is for you

THE national futsal team captain Elliot Ragomo has dedicated their participation at the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup for the future generation of futsal in the country. In his post in the Social Media Facebook page, Ragomo said he dedicated their participation for the young futsal players who dream to one day become a Kurukuru…

Champs again

St Nicholas retain U20 trophy SAINT Nicholas U20 netball team has once again proved their supremacy in the Honiara Netball Association (HNA) U20 league. This came after they defended their title as champions in this year’s U20 league after edging Tenaru 18-11 in a stunning grand final play off last Friday at the Lawson Tama…

Gov’t pledges to work with Catholics

The Government has pledged to work together with the newly installed Catholic archbishop, the Most Reverend Christopher Michael Cardone Op. Archbishop Cardone, who was installed last Saturday at the Holy Cross Cathedral, was the third archbishop of Honiara. “I want to commit the partnership of the government of Solomon Islands to your service,” government rep…

University education for Solomons

I READ with a great deal of interest Clement Kengava’s letter to the Star dated 6 September under the title referenced “University Education for Solomon Islands”. I write to express my strong support for the views expressed by Clement. The ideas and views he expressed should have been considered at the time. Indeed, there is…

Raising literacy

READ SI – Never gives up! DETERMINED to raise literacy and improve living standards in the country, READ SI is a committed NGO and also one of the newest in the nation. It was started at the end of 2014 by Joyce Boykin, a former teacher at KG VI, Woodford International School and USP. Joyce…

Changes brewing in the skills development sector

DON Bosco Technical Institute and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) opened a new, state of the art hospitality training facility on Friday at Henderson. The new facility will be used by all students in the Certificate II Hospitality course being delivered through a collaborative partnership between Don Bosco Technical Institute and the APTC. The facility…

PM meets Taiwanese military personnel

TAIWANESE military officers engaged in a United States-Taiwan-Solomon Islands Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief and Health Emergency exercise in Honiara over the past three days, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Friday. The trilateral exercise saw the deployment of 10 military personnel of Taiwan and six military personnel of the United States…

Major highway ground-breaking this week

THE ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the Kukum High Way Road Upgrading Project,will he held Wednesday 14th of September. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID)confirmed this. MID previously set the ground-breaking ceremony for 1stof this month (September) but now it has been moved to 14th of this month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will…

CBSI hailed for gender inclusion policy here

THE 2016 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum (AFI-GPF) under its Pacific regional sub-group have noted the efforts of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in championing gender-balance in its financial inclusion work. Members of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) under AFI highlighted this during their major panel session yesterday in front…