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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017



THE article ‘Axiom operates without Business licence: Premier Habu’ published on 30 March 2017 incorrectly implies that Axiom is operating illegally on San Jorge Island. This is not the case. Axiom’s operations on San Jorge have at all times been in full compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of Mines. It holds a valid prospecting licence for San Jorge, which has been confirmed by the Director of Mines. Axiom also holds permits from the Ministry of Mines for the export of samples from San Jorge. The Island Sun apologisesRead More

Basketball game on

GAMES for the 2017 Empire Solomon Group Tip-Off challenge continues today with one match from the women’s division taking place today This match kicks off 4:30pm today as SOSSA women’s basketball team takes on Sunrise at the Multipurpose Hall. Sunrise who smashed Lakers 57-16 last Wednesday and then Andel 48-28 last Sunday will be looking to make it three wins in a row when they meet this afternoon. Matches for the Tip-Off basketball competition continues on Sunday with four more matches, one from the women’s division and three from the men’sRead More

WRAM supports Veke’s condemnation

THE Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) supports the Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Hon Anthony Veke in condemning in the strongest term, the barbaric killing of a Guadalcanal husband of his Temotuan wife in front of their five children, last week in Marau, South Guadalcanal. Premier Veke made his statement in the Solomon Star newspaper on Friday 12th May 2017. It is the first time a Premier of any province has gone public on their view on the issue of violence against women which many men in Solomon Islands, let aloneRead More

Health stakeholders team up for morning meet

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services, UNICEF and WHO (World Health Organization) held a Partner’s Morning Tea meeting at the OG Conference room, Kukum Highway yesterday. The objective of the meeting was for representatives from different sectors and stakeholders to share ideas on how they can work together to improve immunization rates. Speaking during the opening of the programme was the Permanent Secretary of the Health Ministry, Dr Tenneth Dalipanda. He said that immunization is a key in terms of protecting children against communicable diseases. Dr Dalipanda added thatRead More

SINU Sponsored students need fair support: Parent

A concerned parent has called on the government to treat government sponsored students studying abroad and also at the Solomon Islands National University fairly. Former Speaker of Makira/Ulawa Provincial Assembly Mr Goldie Kaea said SIG sponsored students studying at SINU have been unfairly represented compared to SIG students studying abroad. He stressed that SIG sponsored student studying at SINU has always been second priority when it comes to students’ well-fare such as allowances. “We heard student studying abroad always complaining of allowance compared to our students studying at SINU. “What surprised me is that, why is the government always prioritising settling the allowance of our students studying abroad butRead More

Mother’s Day Reflection.

DEAR good Editor, I would be grateful if you could allow me some space in your Editorial column to share my personal view about the Mother’s day Event and Celebration. Basically looking at the Event it still have its fresh smell in our Country as it just got its popularity about 5 or so years, as transition into the contemporary World. So and so I can see that the value of a mother is being overtaken by the celebration part of the occasion. Definitely more focus is based on celebrating theRead More

More than 1000 women aided in business and financial management in the Western province

THE World Wide Fund for Nature-Solomon Islands and the WWF-Solomon Island office continues to support nearly 1,000 women through savings clubs, and undertaking business and financial management training in the Western Province. The Gizo based WWF Field Project Coordinator, Mrs Salome Tepo, has said that more than 120 new small businesses have been achieved under what she mentioned was the GELCA savings club. Yesterday, a MOU between the WWF and the Western Provincial Government was signed to jointly pursue the interests of women in relation to environmental sustainability, food security andRead More

Rotary donates to the rural area Huali clinic

THE Huali community is trying to complete their new clinic before the end of the month and the Rotary Club of Honiara has donated three beds, three mattresses, three wheel chairs and other medical supplies to help equip the facility and ease the burden on the local community members. I extend my thanks to the Honiara Rotary Club for the help and also acknowledge the good work undertaken by Mrs Beverely Dick, the former Provincial Assembly Member of Tatamba Ward, in working towards the building and furnishing of the muchRead More

Let’s stop it before it stops us: Start with bus drivers

EVERY road user in Honiara is grateful to the Traffic Police. They did a good job in the past two weeks, ensuring traffic flow to and from the city was unimpeded. In thanking the police, the contribution by the Japanese Government through JICA in funding the traffic improvement in Honiara is equally acknowledged. Things, in terms of traffic flow, seem to be looking up. I am sure many will express the same sentiments. It was such a relief. But the fundamental problem in terms of delays continues. And police don’t seemRead More

SI, NZ governments to invest further in provincial airport upgrades

THE Governments of Solomon Islands and New Zealand have advanced plans to invest further in provincial airport upgrades after the completion of the Munda International Airport at the end of this year, in line with the Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s (DCCG’s) Reprioritisation Policy The Munda International Airport Project is co-funded by the Solomon Islands Government and New Zealand Government. The initiative to invest further in provincial airport upgrade comes on the back of the former New Zealand Foreign Minister, Hon Murray McCully’s recent approval for the New ZealandRead More