Pray for the flood victims

MANY of our people will spend their Easter for the first time this year in an evacuation centre. These are the ones whose lives were turned up-side –down by the destructive April 3 floods, which claimed 21 lives and left thousands homeless. Many of the evacuees lost their loved ones in the flood. Many more…

Time to put aside funds for disaster response

EAST Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare is right. In light of the frequent occurrences of natural disasters, it’s time the national government set aside funds for urgent relief efforts in times of disasters. The devastating April 3 flash floods in Honiara and Guadalcanal remind us of the urgency to do just that. This is to ensure…

How a magistrate bullied us

ON the 24th of March, 2014 we were in a court room at the Honiara Magistrate waiting for our Customary Land Appeal Court (CLAC) cases to be heard. We were all expecting an independent panel that is biased free and have no conflict of interest to appear and preside over our cases. We neither expect…

The floods cruelties

DEAR EDITOR – Dear Editor, I would be pleased if you could kindly print my poem in your coming issue. Once our great friends Our rivers span against us Swung their fangs and daggers To stab, maul, split and slay Taking us by surprise As we stood stunned Watching drily agape! What a cruelty!  …

Let’s forget St Barbara

DEAR EDITOR – I wish to respond to Dick Douglas, SIBC current affairs news yesterday regarding the call for St Barbara Mining Limited to return. We the new generation of Central Guadalcanal resource owners representing the 16 tribes who have entered into an agreement with Gold Ridge Mining Limited in 1996, wish to make the…

Still no show

THE organisers for J Boog concert say they won’t able to organise the show this month. The show was cancelled two weeks ago due to the bad weather and flash flood that struck Honiara city. Heritage Park Hotel who invited the reggae star stated in a previous statement stated the show will not happen. This…

PM says sorry to Shanel

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has apologised to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel for not including him during the visit to Gold Ridge Mining and parts of Guadalcanal plains last Sunday. Mr Shanel on Thursday informed parliament that he was unhappy with the Prime Minister for not inviting him during…

Solomon Airlines Awarded IATA IOSA Certification

Marking what it says represents one of the most important milestones in its 52-year history, Solomon Airlines has been awarded IATA Operational Safety Audit Certification (IOSA). Announcing the news from the airline’s Honiara head office, Solomon Airlines’ Chairman of the Board of Directors, Denton Rarawa said the IATA award represented a major achievement. “The implications…

Spiritual campaign to end with baptism

A TWO-WEEK long spiritual campaign by Pr Alwin Wako of the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the Honiara Central market will end tonight. The campaign also ends with a baptism of 30 plus new SDA Church members expected to be held at around 7:30pm. The campaign, which focuses on the theme “Basics of salvation” is…