Short vs Laore

Dear Editor – On your viewpoint column on Monday 26 March, 2018, Frank Short responded to Ms. Caroline Laore’s thought on TRC delay. In his opinion Mr Short seemed to localize Laore’s view on the rationale stated for having a division in police force then, and he further elaborated on his personal inputs portrayed in…

The pursuit of peace

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Government has once again re-affirmed its pursuit of peace for the ongoing progress, security and stability of the island nation. I have commented on the challenges that the government faces in bringing about the desired result, but I have never touched upon the fact that where politics has previously…

The plight of local pilots

Dear Editor – A million dollar question that we have been asking ourselves of late is “Are local pilots really inferior and incompetent compared to foreign pilots?” The above question begs an answer from the responsible bureaucrats currently posing as our administrators who are milking us dry at the top of the food chain. As…

Hearts of Hope

Dear Editor – Last Friday the Island Sun newspaper featured two articles, complete with illustrations, of the inspirational work being done in Malaita by the charity Hearts of Hope HOH) in caring for well over a thousand young orphans and elderly widows. It was reported that the charity is already supporting 42 programmes across the…

Thank You Japan

Dear Editor – From the North Malaita committees, chiefs, church elders’, and former elites from Arnon Atomea C.H.S and students. To the government of Japan through its embassy of Solomon Islands grassroots and human security project grant. From the heart of North Malaita is located Arnon Atomea Community High School. I would like to stand…

Nila mini hospital

Keeping the people healthy By RONALD TOITO’ONA   If it wasn’t for the Nila Catholic Station mini-hospital, people in the Shortland Islands will have to travel to Choiseul or Gizo for medical attention. Others will not be able to survive if the mini-hospital is not providing the needed services in the furthest island of the…

Gov’t to implement report

The Government has pledged to implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee report of 2009. While launching the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for change government (SIDCCG) policy document recently, Prime Minister Rich Hounipwela said his coalition is looking to implement recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee recommendations to recognise the roles of…

Boats and engines for East Malaita

Church groups and individuals in East Malaita have been presented with outboard motor engines and boats by their Constituency office during a handing over ceremony. The recipients were the Kingdom Prayer Centre, Anglican Church, Baptist church, SDA churches and individual fishing projects. One recipient told Solomon Star that the equipment are important to help improve…