‘Land is not an excuse to development’

THE former premier of Malaita Province Reuben Moli says land is not an excuse to development; it is the positive mindset that landowners and the government need to have. Moli said this in a past interview with this paper in Auki on the development trend of Malaita Province. “We are 300 miles behind time, and…

HOH visits West Kwaio

A Charitable None Government Organisation in Malaita that deals with orphan children last week paid visits to areas in West Kwaio, Malaita Province. Hearts Of Hope (HOH) president Janet Justice Aihari told Sunday star they went there as part of their visitation and to conduct more awareness to orphans and widows about the group. “We…

Public commends use of breathalyzers

Members of the public have commended the use of breathalyzers by police to crackdown on drink-driving. This follows the first use of breathalyzer by police last weekend which resulted in 10 people being apprehended for taking alcohol over the legal limit.  “This is what we want. This device is really good and this must be…

Private sector prepares for Mini-Trade Show

The Private Sector is holding a one-week mini-trade-show in Honiara starting on Monday, which will also coincide with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). The trade show is hosted in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA), Small and Medium Enterprise Council (SMEC) and Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC). The…

PPI Act needs improvements: Dr Nanau

ONE of the Solomon Islands academics say the Solomon Islands need to patch loopholes in the Political Party Integrity Act to ensure stability in governance. Dr Gordon Nanau who is a lecturer at the University of South Pacific (USP) Fiji, said loopholes still allow for movements of MPs to occur. “It is important for candidates…

Six provinces join UDP

Six provinces had pledged their alliance with the United Democratic Party (UDP) yesterday before the president of UDP Tommy Chan at the Honiara Hotel. This was revealed to the Solomon Star by the Premier of Malaita Province Peter Ramohia. Mr Ramohia said that incorporating provincial governments to any political party helps the province to address…

Sikua to PM: Tell the truth

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua said in a statement yesterday that the Prime Minister’s National Apology on Tuesday 5th July, 2006 is farcical, a mockery and a deliberate attempt at covering up past illegal activities and wrongdoing by certain individuals. Dr. Sikua also stated that the blame put…

Opposition: Probe shocking $14.8m to ghost companies

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is shocked by revelations by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) that the Government has allocated $14.8million to eight recipients of the shipping grants whom are ‘ghost companies’. The eight ghost companies are part of the 25 recipients that the Government approved for funding under the shipping grant. In a statement, the Opposition…

United hints final squad for TSL

THE Western United Football Club will soon name their final squad for the upcoming 2016/17 Telekom Soccer League (TSL) which will kick off later this month. United’s head coach Commins Menapi said he had already submitted the list to the team management which is responsible for its release. Menapi said his team has kicked off…

First win for Malaita, third straight for Makira

Makira Ulawa Province men’s football team continued their dominance in pool B of the Solomon Games football competition with a third straight win on Saturday. Makira Ulawa sealed their third consecutive win after coming from behind to claim a 3-1 victory over a determined Guadalcanal team at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Guadalcanal got off to…