The downside of SIPA’s reform

As the result of recent very high tariff introduce by SIPA, our country may be plunged into economic chaos.  After some dwell time the ripple effects of ports charges together with the inevitable snowballing of costs upon goods will arrive at the trade store.  The shopper’s money will afford less and less and his/her standard…

Temotu premier

Dear Editor –  It is sad to note the Premier of Temotu has tarnished our reputations in the media for no good reasons at all. We have no personal interest vested in this logging company. Our roles are clear in explaining the legal directives from the Ministry of Forest and the Ministry of Lands on…

Stolen purse

Dear Editor  – A very generous American educator who has been enormously caring and giving, over the past 22 years to Solomon Islanders, of her time and financial resources to youth, students, fathers and mothers, had her purse stolen on 14/01/16 at the Central Market car park. Inside the purse were the normal goodies such…

Militant police officers

Dear Editor – In July 2003, the national parliament passed the Facilitation of International Act 2003. Following that, the Governor General requested international aid to assist in restoring peace in Solomon Islands after the chaos of the ethnic tension.In 2003 the so called RAMSI was formed which comprised of six island state in the Pacific…

A futsal stadium is a must

OUR young futsal stars have made us proud again. The U12 side won the Australian Futsal Championship last week, while the U14 settled for third position in their category. They arrived back in Honiara on Tuesday to a hero’s welcome at Henderson Airport and later had the privileged of having an audience with Prime Minister…

Militant police officers

Dear Editor – In July 2003, the national parliament passed the Facilitation of International Act 2003. Following that, the Governor General requested international aid to assist in restoring peace in Solomon Islands after the chaos of the ethnic tension. In 2003 the so called RAMSI was formed which comprised of six island state in the…

PM rewards players

Dear Editor – The following observation is made in respect to the above as per Star Issue No 6076, dated 12/01/16. Whilst these gestures are much appreciated, it should be free from politicization. The way to do it is to have a permanent structure and process for awarding such rewards. This gives the sense that…