Smoking in public transports still a concern

HONIARA City resident Alex Siosi has strongly condemned the continuous smoking in public transports normally practiced by cab drivers, bus drivers, and conductors. He told this to the Solomon Star in an interview on Wednesday after he came across this annoying experience when he boarded a public bus to Point Cruz, last Friday. “It is…

Fun day for People with Special need

MARANATHA Hall, at Lunga, East Honiara came alive on Wednesday with presence of People with Disabilities who came out in numbers to enjoy a day of fun and inclusive sport activities. The event was held to coincide with the opening Paralympic Games which also started on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. The day also allowed…

Solrice backs karate

A big step closer to Oceania Championships The 17th installment of the Oceania Karate championships will take place in New Caledonia from 15 to 18 September. Solomon Islands Karate Federation (SIKF) president, Junior Siosi, who represented the country at the Oceania Development Camp and Cup in May earlier this year, said that exposure on the…

Hosts Vanuatu booked a place

PORT VILA, (OFC) – The remaining spot on offer to Group A will go down to wire the after a 1-1 draw between New Caledonia and Fiji kept the latter’s hopes alive and delayed New Caledonia’s progression to the playoffs until at least the final group games on Saturday. Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, who…

Malaita independence

Dear Editor – As one of the tribal leaders in Malaita, I am now getting frustrated with all the political crisis and lack of development progress in our province. Therefore I want to review and highlight the self governing and independence desire of our frustrated Malaitans. For far too long Malaita Province’s development grant awards…

Kurukuru: why red?

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Inclusive education for all

Dear Editor – I’m indeed grateful to have seen in your Sunday paper, that UN Human Rights experts had reported that millions of people with disabilities are denied an education, although is available only in settings where they are isolated from peers. That is quite true, which for many years had been my concern and…

AS must meet this month

Dear Editor – I wish to call for a general meeting to be held this month of September 2016 as stated in the Athletics Solomon (AS) constitution. Let me first thank the current president with his executive for shouldering AS duties for the last four years. His executive’s term is ending this month of September…

Gov’t for Voters

Dear Editor – Solomon Islanders used to live harmoniously with each other in their small communities in the past. It is a society of hands giving. People usually support each other in almost everything. It was a heaven on earth then. Recently, I made a short visit to a rural setting in one of our…

Outside dependency

Dear Editor – Former Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, in a SIBC news bulletin, warned that Solomon Islands is controlled by foreign influence. Sir Nathaniel cited the recent dismissal of the CEO of SIPA and the CEO of Solomon Airlines as examples of persons he alleged had taken the country for a ride and they…