Central Provincial Gov’t

Dear Editor – I for one on behalf of the people of CIP wish to thank the CIP provincial government under the leadership of the current Premier Patrick Vasuni for what they have done in Tulagi. Tulagi town will have its first ever public toilet to complete soon and this will address sanitation problem faced…

How Vigilant are we?

Dear Editor – In the Bible, it is recorded how members of the Benjamin Tribe, have gang raped the wife of a Levite, for a whole night that she died as a result. And in the morning, when the Levite found that his wife was already dead, he chopped her body up into 11 pieces,…

Concern over Valasi ward MPA

Dear Editor – Could you please spare me a column to briefly express my concern on our current Provincial Member for Valasi Ward, East Central Guadalcanal Constituency, Godfrey Raubola. Four years on the throne is about to lapse. The people of Valasi Ward are eagerly waiting and wishing to know if the Guadalcanal Provincial Government…

Thanks Japanese volunteers!

Dear Editor – I would like to take the opportunity through your newspaper of expressing my personal gratitude and thanks to four Japanese volunteers who will be leaving for home very soon after undertaking two years of voluntary work in the Solomon Islands. Mr Yusuke Nishiyama, a science teacher, worked at the ArnonAtomea school in…

Street selling

Dear Editor – I used to feel the same way my friend James Taranoa is feeling now, when I walked those same streets. I felt anger taking over, every time I saw what James is seeing now and was thinking of lodging the same sentiments to the authorities. Some citizens in the past have raised…

Monitoring logging

Dear Editor – Following the most recent security breach at a logging site in the Western Province earlier this month with led to the arrest of 70 or so people by the RSIPF there was yet another occurrence at Palepale Logging Camp at South Vella Island in the Western Province last Thursday. In that incidence…

Muria is new SSPM

LAWYER John Muria Jnr. is the new Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. Office of the Prime Minister announced the appointment on Tuesday. “John Muria Junior has been endorsed by the Public Service Commission to take up a short term appointment as the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister,” a government statement said.. “This is…

Dance crews to the final round

After their daring moves and acrobatics skills displayed on stage on Sunday, 13 dance crews out of the 20 crews have booked their names to be in the final round of the Solomon Islands Battlegrounds 2017. Those 13 crews are: Penguins, Villains, Star Scream, ThreeOneEight318, Hazzard, Nice Age, Mid-West, Lunaticz, Milk Shake, Kuzzens, Wild Card,…

Great things are happening at SINU

IT’S good to see great things happening at Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Although SINU is barely four years old, bigger and positive things are happening at our very own university. The ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, which signals the beginning of a $120 million building project, is the best and biggest thing to have happened…

Concern over junior officers

MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) are concerned over the conditions of junior government officers who continue to survive on level four and below the Public Service salary scale. This was revealed in parliament during the SI National Anti-Corruption Strategy motion. Each MP expressed his dissatisfaction over the salary scale of these junior officers during the debate.…