In good or bad times

A more practicable application of the wedding vow THE crowd waiting for the Naha-Kola route became agitated on Monday when bus operators decided to take the much shorter route of HTC- Talise or HTC-SDA route. I checked the pocket in my pants and found a single $50 note. As a matter of protest against these…

Development in Isabel

Dear Editor – The recent visit paid by the Minister of Provincial Government to the people of Isabel has been well received by the locals and the Provincial Government. In his keynote address to mark the Province’s 31st Second Appointed Day in Buala, the minister emphasized on socio-economic development that can be successfully attained if…

Red hot

Dear Editor – Allow me to say something I noticed in the “Red Hot” Telekom top up. I remembered our Telekom said in one of the Star issues and I quote “…..Red hot is here to stay….” end of quote. On Saturday after I topped up with $8 hoping to receive the text reply of…

West Papua at PIF meet

DEAR Pacific Island Forum leaders, We are writing to you at a critical juncture for the people of West Papua and regional recognition of their struggle to end human rights violations in their land. We call on you to extend your support by prioritising the human rights issues in West Papua at the 46th Pacific…

REP – a model project

SO the World Bank has approved an additional US$1.5 million (SBD$11.9 million) to extend the Rapid Employment Project (REP) until December 2016. The bank announced this great news on Tuesday. It’s great news because REP is a project that has made significant difference to lives of many ordinary Solomon Islanders on the outskirts of Honiara.…

A lesson for all vendors

THE Magistrate Court yesterday handed down a 30 days imprisonment sentence for a female betelnut vendor after she continues to disobey the Honiara City Council laws by doing business along the streets of Honiara by selling betel nut and cigarettes. This was in relation to breaching the Council’s ordinances and illegally selling betelnut at the…