Locals support SIPA reform

Dear Editor – I would like to contribute to the SIPA reform issue as well because others have also shared their views. I was only forced to contribute based on some criticisms of the reform which I think still resembles people who would be best referred to as the “Peters”. Peter in the bible is…

Incite, divide and conquer

Dear Editor – It  is with CONCERN reading the recent angle now pitched by the infamous SIPA CEO. I am certain that the SIPA BOARD members are confused and mere spectators in the tug of war to win public minds and politicians support. (Read pay board members and promise power and wealth to politicians). Collin…

TIA DROPS, KUZZENS our reps for WSB

SOLOMON Islands will be represented at the World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB) by two dance crews, and not one as previously announced, thanks to the WSB organizers. This was revealed to the Solomon Star by Simon Chottu, the Director of Hailie’s entertainment one of the hosts of the recent Battlegrounds Solomon Islands (BGSI). Both crews were…

Dr Sanga: We need more writers

ONE of the editors of the newly launched book about Solomon Islands Boarding School Experiences Dr. Kabini Sanga says he wants to see more writers in the next edition. The next edition will be focusing on village lives setting that will be more interesting for people to read about how black people are doing with…

Sexual reproductive health training

A workshop on sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post–crisis situation has kicked off on Wednesday at the Solomon Islands Plan Parenthood Association (SIPPA) in Honiara. The three days’ workshop which was organized by SPRINT is aimed at educating important stake holders about key areas that need to be addressed with regards to…

Gov’t to closely monitor Gold Ridge dewatering

THE Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology will be working closely with the Gold Ridge Mining Limited to monitor the current dewatering of the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF). This was revealed to the media by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Melchior Mataki, during an interview at the…

PM urges diplomats to represent national interest

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged the heads of Solomon Islands foreign missions of keeping within the confines of their crucial role of representing the interest of the government and people of Solomon Islands. He made the reminder when opening the three-day Solomon Islands Heads of Missions and National Stakeholders’ Consultation in Honiara Tuesday morning.…

Solomon Airlines to relaunch Sydney route with special deal

NATIONAL CARRIER Solomon Airlines will be relaunching its Honiara-Sydney route starting on Tuesday 26th of this month. This came after the Solomon Airlines announced the temporary suspension of its Sydney-Honiara service from 22 February – 25 April 2016 while the carrier’s flagship Airbus A-320 undergoes maintenance in Singapore. Reports reaching the Solomon Star confirmed that,…