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…

Worthy initiatives

Dear Editor – I am encouraged by the training initiative for young farmers from East Guadalcanal and the Malaita Province to give incentive to produce chocolate from locally grown cocoa beans. The fact that there is a possibility of the Solomon Islands manufacturing its own chocolate adds to my growing belief that there is much…

AWPA’s letter to Forum leaders

Dear Editor – This is an open letter to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders from the Australia West Papua Association (AWPA) in Sydney, Australia. Dear Pacific Islands Forum leaders – on behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua. There has been…

History in the making for SI in Pacific Games

Congratulation is the word that Team Solomons deserve for their exceptional performance in the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Over the past weeks, the country stands united and proud following the achievement of our contingent to the 15th Pacific Games. No doubt its history for the country in getting the…

Cash bonuses for medalists

Dear Editor – I refer to Messrs Sasako’s and Taloikwai’s respective letters of Friday 17th July, in Sun No. 2036 and Star No. 5927. I support the view that to give cash bonuses to our medalists, at least for the gold medalists, is not a big ask.  The country has provided zero to sub-standard training…

SI sports and Pacific Games

Dear Editor – The TV telecast of the XV Pacific Games in Port Moresby inspired and prompted these observations. Firstly thank you to Our Telekom for making the telecast possible. It had been so wonderful to just view a lot of the sports competition at the Games from the comfort of one’s home. Of utmost…

The value of time

Dear Editor – Yesterday has gone forever…What had you done? Did you make full use of time? No any regrets left behind for sure? People always say, it seems as if a lot of things which should have been done yesterday or the day before yesterday…never mind, just leave it for tomorrow…No matter how many…