What’s up with the police?

Dear Editor – Six weeks ago my car was stolen from underneath my house; we found it next day, abandoned and badly damaged. Everything inside the car was stolen. We reported it to central police station. I supplied a statement plus quote from a workshop. Central said they would send it to Naha police station,…

Koviloko solar power needs

Dear Editor – Since I wrote my letter to your newspaper last week in which I outlined the solar power needs of the Koviloko community in Isabel Province, I have received further news from the community on their desperate plight for solar lighting. One correspondent told me the community of 3,000, comprising of 13 villages,…

NRH deserves closer attention

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is yet to get the attention it deserves from the national government. This is despite the importance it holds in the nation’s health sector. We have some of the region’s best doctors working there. We also have a highly committed team of nurses serving the hospital. But their work to…

Response to Mataniko development

Dear Editor – In response to Mahe Junior I wish to correct Junior Mahe’s assertion that seem to suggest that I should only develop my property (Mataniko) at a time he thinks appropriate and that my project should not go ahead until the Japanese funded road project is completed. Firstly, to be frank, the property…

Timber control measures adopted

Dear Editor – Last week saw several initiatives affecting the timber industry in the Solomon Islands and measures to effectively curtail alleged illegal activities in line with the DCCG’s broader anti-corruption policy agenda. In a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet it was announced that the Solomon’s government had revoked…

The Lengo traditional dances

Dear Editor – It is apparent that there are no more traditional dances survived with my Lengo people. You can hardly see them performed in our national celebrations and in other important events that took place in or around our communities. The vast coastal area of north Guadalcanal which stretches from Mataniko, Point Cruz in…

Skyline promises

Dear Editor – The so called Skyline Investment Group is nothing more than a ‘fund raising’ effort to raise funds in mainland China. What this group is allegedly doing is to make huge financial promises in investment to a number of countries in the Pacific. As each country in the Pacific is fooled into accepting…

Pot holes

Dear Editor – Firstly, Gary ought to be praised in highlighting pot holes around Tongs building which finally led to repair. I would like to raise the same complaint on another road in town called Choviri. Choviri is a fixed term suburb that should be provided with amenities as good roads and garbage collection services…

Solomon pijin sotkats

While English is the official language of the Solomon Islands, Pijin is clearly the ‘unofficial’ national language. It is the common language of  the Solomons, spoken and understood by almost everyone in the country. It is the language of gossip, jokes, the market, the bus stop, the bar. Until recently Pijin has almost entirely been…