NCRA is a failure

Dear Editor – Finance minister Rick Hou’s boastfulness about NCRA’s achievement in the last 4 years must not be left uncorrected. First, any assessment of achievement should be done by the people and not the government itself. Minister Hou must have been living in another planet that is why he cannot assess the real situation…

Measles taking its toll here

THE measles outbreak is taking its toll on the nation’s health service. As of Tuesday, health authorities recorded more than 500 cases in Honiara, Guadalcanal, and Malaita. Two children have already died as a result of measles related complications. Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads by coughing, spitting, sneezing and over-crowding. So it’s…

The proper role of elected MPs

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Underpasses reopened – respect them

THE Honiara City Council must be commended for reopening the two underpass crossings in the city. The decision was timely and relevant, as Japan is in the process of improving Honiara’s road system with the aim of addressing the worsening traffic congestion. Under the project, the Honiara market underpass will be renovated and improved. These…

What achievements?

Dear Editor – Soon the ninth parliament will dissolve and the nation will go to the polls again to elect our new parliamentarians. Before we go to the polls, it’s good to look back and assess the performances of our MPs and their achievements in the last 4 years. First, parliament debate participation. Three quarters…

Our ocean

Dear Editor – Believing in a creation theology, the Ocean is none other than a sanctuary of our well being. Our Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest and is home to countless marine migratory and coastal marine species which are vital components in sustaining our vast underwater realm. These natural inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean…