Moving speech from youth activist

Dear Editor – “We don’t want a future that is a mirror of my past.” The words quoted are those of Regina Lepping who represented the Solomon Islands Young Women’s Parliamentary Group at the United Nations in New York last week. Regina’s moving words are quoted in full on the SIBC’s website. In part of…

Ex-Selwyn students of 1970 -1973

Dear Editor – I would be grateful if you could publish in your Letters to the Editor’s Column the list I have prepared on the students of Selwyn College of 1970 – 1973. This is in commemoration of the school’s nearly 47 years of existence since its inception at the old Najilagu site on North…

WHERE’S OUR CDF?

TSI: time to expose CDF for what it is MORE than $1.3 billion were paid through Members of Parliament for constituency development in the last seven years, Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) has disclosed. But little of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) transpired into real development on the ground, the watchdog agency stated on Tuesday. From…

HISTORY REPEATED

Vega-Arango and Co sealed final spot OUR national men’s football team has repeated the 2004 history to qualify for the Stage 3 of World Cup Qualifiers final after beating Papua New Guinea 2-1 in Port Moresby last night. The Felipe Vega-Arango led side only needing a point to progress but they came back from a…

Opposition welcomes open sky agreement with Taiwan

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has welcomed the Open Skies Agreement signed between the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan and Solomon Islands on Friday last week. The agreement was signed between Taiwan’s Transportation and Communications Minister Ho Chen Tan and Minister of Communication & Aviation Peter Shanel. “The Opposition Office welcomes the agreement as it will…

Appeal to assist landslide victims

PROVINCIAL ward member for Vatukulau ward in south Guadalcanal is appealing to organisations and the national government to assist his people with food and shelter after their homes were destroyed by landside last week. Rollen Seleso made the appeal on Tuesday when he handed over 60 20kg bags of rice to his people at Raeavu…