Where’s the commitment?

ON 9th of December 2015 during the marking of the International Anti-Corruption Day the nation, applauded as they listened to our Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, declared to the nation his government’s commitment to bring about various legislative reforms to tackle corruption within the public sector, the private sector and in any environment where there is…

Careless and irresponsible attitude

Dear Editor – Honiara City is one of or the only dirtiest city in the Pacific Islands in terms of littering. At this point, I don’t throw this to any one in particular. Everyday, everywhere in the city is rubbish all over the place. Well done to our City Council for providing rubbish bins,atleast you…

Indonesia is not Melanesia

Dear Editor – Professor Tarcisius Tara Kubutaulaka’s article ‘ Don’t be bullied, Indonesia is not Melanesia’ (Solomon Star May 28) makes the choice for Pacific Islanders of Melanesian background very clear and unambiguous. They have the choice to stand with the oppressed people of West Papua or with their Indonesian oppressors. In making the choice…

Malaita thanks APTC

THE Malaita Provincial Government has acknowledged the Australian Government for initiating the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) which the province has benefited from. Acting premier Joe Heroau uttered this during the APTC graduation held at Hotel Malaita in Auki, Wednesday. Twenty-one early childhood teachers graduated during the ceremony. “First of all, on behalf of the…

Disputes impede nation’s development

GWAUNARU’U Airport near Auki, Malaita, reopened Monday this week. This was after more than two years of closure due to disputes amongst landowners. The financial loss the closure had on Malaita as a province was catastrophic. Solomon Airlines, as the service provider, experienced similar losses. The reopening of the airport is not only welcomed news,…

It’s on again!

Dear Editor – No retreat, no giving in. Betel nut vendors are back again on the Honiara Streets. This time round it appears to be irresistible and wild. These consistent goings-on are happening in the eyes of the very legislator, the Honiara City Council (HCC), but no action is executed. Who is responsible for Honiara…

Uphill battle for Solo

Solomon Islands national men’s football team faces an uphill climb to get back on track for the second stage of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) following their 1-0 defeat to Fiji on Tuesday at the Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby. Solomon Islands chances now depend on the outcome of their match against favourites, New…