$5m loss of revenue

Dear Editor – I’m writing on behalf of those resource owners who have been ripped off by those so called logging activities going on from 2008 to 2013, which was been revealed by the outgoing Minister of Forestry, Hon. Bodo Dettke. Those logging activities occurred on our land with no full agreement by us resource…

Do away with elections

Dear Editor – The purpose for which the electoral act was established is crystal clear, that is to administer elections in this country so that people are represented in parliament or in governance. Today, the major cause of social disharmony in our country is our elected leaders. These leaders are so greedy that legalise funds…

NRH car park

Dear Editor – Recently we hear that the National Government is planning to relocate the National Referral Hospital to a more suitable site. This is a very commendable move for the long term safety and sustainability of the hospital and its uninterrupted services to our people. When the relocation actually takes place, I make strong…

Participants commend EVAWG training

PARTICIPANTS that attended the five days Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) said that the training was really helpful. A workshop on Primary Prevention in the Pacific was held at the CYP Leaf Hut, Panatina Campus last week and ended on Thursday. It was a UN – SIG Joint Initiative working to end violence…

Students forum successful

AN INTERACTIVE seminar which brings together local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Fiji was successfully conducted over the weekend. FARAILA was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. It was organized to help…

Mono wants logging out

The Honiara based Mono community is calling on the commissioner of Forest Reeves Moveni to terminate the agro-forestry operations on their island. Community representative, Michael Kalanuma told this paper that the issue has gone out of hand and they want the company’s agro-forestry licenses be terminated soon. He said, there have been growing issues overtime…

Search for young leaders on again

Following the huge success of this year’s inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace in June, the search is on to find the next 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2016. If you, or someone you know, is doing inspirational work in their community, apply…

Gov’t commends new fuel company

The Government has commended Solomon Fuel and Gas Company (SFG) for opening its new fuel depot at Lungga on Friday. SFG was a local company and a third player in the energy sector. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister Rence Sore said this was a substantive vestment. “I congratulate you for this substantive investment,” he…