Leaders needs to step in

One of the leaders from Malaita, Hudson Jamin Maniasi has called on leaders to immediately step in and look for ways to address the recent social and religious movement in Malaita province. He said that social movements like the current Kingdom movement in Malaita and Platform Movement in Makira Province cannot be ignored and needs…

FEMALE ARCHERS

The number of women taking up archery sport has increased. This was according to the president of Solomon Islands Archery, Nihal Seneviratne Seneviratne said this promotes gender balance in sports, a must in every sport. “The number of females attending archery training has now increased. “When archery was revived the number was around six now…

Voters registration in Choi, West

Dear Editor – In December 2017 the Electoral Commission has launched a voters’ registration exercise for the Choiseul and Western provinces. There were registration officers being recruited and engaged to conduct the registration. However, the exercise has caught many of the rural people by surprise. This is because there was no prior awareness or consultation.…

Doctor tired

Dear Editor – Early this month, a relative was referred from a rural clinic in one of the islands in the Western province for further medical check up at the Gizo hospital. The patient was found to have a medical condition by a visiting nurse from Honiara who was on vacation. So the nurse then…

Youth and development

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands has a young population and its rapid population growth rate means this trend will continue in the coming years. This presents a lot of challenges in terms of providing education and health services, risks in terms of large cohorts of young people being without income-generating activities, and opportunities for businesses…

Constant bad news

Dear Editor – ‘In reporting confidence comes with truth not spin.” Some years ago, I recall reading an article by a young Irish journalist, Seamus Conboy, writing in the ‘’The Journal,’ perhaps an Irish publication, when he said: “People have become so accustomed to bad news in recent years that good news is often lost…

Don’t blame the followers

Dear Editor – Why is the Malaita Kingdom Movement Leader blaming his followers and not take full responsibility for his very own actions? This is not a true character of a leader I for one would throw out support to and lay my life for. I have asked a number of his followers the days…