4th USP Campus

Dear Editor – I thank Charlie Kieu for his enlightening contribution on the issue of the 4th Campus of USP in the Solomon Islands. I was partly concerned that the issue which has been on the table since the 1980’s was going to proceed without at least some re-examination of the rationale underlying its initial…

Establishment of 4th USP campus

I WISH to respond to Gabriel Talokwai’s letter which was published in your paper on 8 February 2016. It was in reference to the proposal to establish a 4th USP Campus in Solomon Islands.  I will attempt to address some of the points he raised in his letter. The first point he raised was that…

Academic studies and scholarships

YOUR newspaper featured the outstanding academic achievements of 31 year old Tammy Tambe from Wagina in South Choiseul who has recently received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergan in Norway. Tammy begun her high school at King George Sixth before moving on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Marine…

Response to Man Talem Duim

Dear Editor – “SIWIBA shift to Room 47, NPF Plaza” SIWIBA wishes to clarify a matter raised through “Man Talem Duim Watchdog” No. 253. It was under strict directive from NPF Management that SIWIBA had to shift out from its previous location, Room 38 that we had just occupied April 2015 (last year) and took…

Millions of dreams!

Dear Editor – Every successful development in the history of mankind has an original blueprint. In other words someone has believed in it, visualized it, intellectualized it and designed it before it came into existence. This is a spiritual dynamic of creativity that God has placed in every man and woman. Having said this, I…

The forgotten flag flyer

Dear Editor – Just a few weeks ago our national futsal squad went to Fiji to contest for a space in the OFC world cup championship and cleanly came through. They won all their games. Congratulations and well done. When they returned they were met with a very warm welcome and even went as far…

Burns Creek bridge construction

Dear Editor – Allow me space to appreciate the work on newly constructed bridge at Burns Creek in East Honiara As a resident of Burnscreek community, I am pleased to see the construction of a high class permanent bridge that would link people of Burns Creek on daily business activities. Firstly I would like to…

Date set for juvenile’s sentencing

The magistrates court has set March 9, as sentencing date, of a 15 year-old juvenile who assaulted a police officer in Russell Islands, Central Province, last year. The sentencing date was set after sentencing submissions and mitigation were made before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo yesterday. Police Prosecutor John Palmer personally presented a proper…

Court refuses to release passport

The court has on Wednesday granted an application to vary a bail application for a man facing a rape charge. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo ordered that only a certified copy of the passport will be given the accused for the purpose of a medical report. He ordered that the original passport will still…