Harmonising pesticide registration

Dear Editor – I wonder who is representing the private sector of Solomon Islands at this meeting. Island Enterprises were the first company [and now the largest] to go into commercial pest control work and I have had a valid Australian Pest Managers licence since the mid 1980’s, we also have several other licenced staff…

Leadership style

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter based on my personal views and interest of the issue relating to the leadership style and corruption that has become norm for Solomon Islands. Corruption according to Transparency International is defined as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. That said, it is the central role…

Three lane road at bridge

Dear Editor – Its good to see a solution being taken to ease the current traffic congestion in Honiara. Since last week the new Mataniko bridge had been designed to allow for three lane. In the morning the west bound lane into the city was turned into two lane while eastbound traffic was reduced to…

Prayer for the nation

To you the Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, to whom all power, wisdom, authority and dominion derives its name, we call upon you to witness this great occasion.  We quote from your divine constitution that, unless the Lord builds the Nation, its builders labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the Nation,…

Armed to serve

WE are here to protect and look after the nation. These were the words of Senior Sergeant Moses Ofu and Constable Kevin Daokalia – two of the 125 police officers from the Close Personal Protection Unit and Police Response Team who are now armed after Monday’s launching of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force limited…

Veke hails Canada-GP ties

GUADALCANAL Premier Anthony Veke says that Canada has praised the people to people engagement of Labour mobility between his province and Canadian Businesses who hire GP-CITREC graduates as seasonal workers. Premier Veke, who met with Canada’s newly, appointed High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Paul Maddison in Honiara, said the people of Guadalcanal…

Three lanes ease traffic

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre says the introduction of the three lanes at the Mataniko Bridge has eased the traffic congestion during peak hours. The centre’s police inspector Brian Surimalefo said since introducing the three lanes traffic has improved. “Traffic has flowed according to the proposed measures and traffic management during peak hours,” Mr Surimalefo said.…