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.…

M.V DCCG voyage 2015

Dear Editor – The fantastic project statement sounded by the captain not long after he was back in charge are all we have been waiting for, for the long time. Now its good news for the hearing isn’t it. Let alone a senior cabinet minister spill the bean and the reining saga controversial.  Hem gud…

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…