Vanikoro police arrests

Dear Editor – Firstly I want to maintain that the police arrests done during the logging dispute in Vanikoro was unprofessional. Secondly the writer of the article, Benjamin Tua and his grandfather are settlers on Vanikoro during the first logging operates of the 1930s Benjamin Tua’s grandfather came from the Polynesian otters of the Reef…

Vehicle smoke a silent killer

Dear Editor – Please allow me space to express my concern on vehicles with excessive thick black smoke in Honiara town. Excessive exhaust emission is a silent killer and is becoming a real problem to our country and environment. Most people think only the food we consume can get us sick. But our air pollution…

Drink driving

Dear Editor – This problem of drink and drive is a real problem in the city. And this leads to high numbers of accidents on our roads. Yesterday there was an accident involving two cars. And most of these accidents do happen during the weekends when people are under the influence of alcohol. Therefore something…

Hope FM

Dear Editor – I’m a keen listener of this Hope FM. For months now, this station could not be heard. I wonder what has happened to the service. Please responsible authorities. Can you enlighten us as to why this station is not up and running. This is because we love to hear the lotu songs…

Deteriorating logs

Dear Editor -I read with interest about an article published in your paper on the 27th of February 2016, which titled “PS clarifies issue of deteriorating logs.” The PS of the Ministry of Forest explained that 25,000 cubic metres of round logs at Noaone log pond in West Rennell was being issued a seizure notice…

Driver cheats death

A DRIVER on Wednesday narrowly escapes death after a two-tonne dump truck he was driving hit a tree near the SIFF academy in East Honiara. The driver lost control of the truck when its cabin in which he was sitting inside and driving tilted forward after its pin and lock under the cabin lost grip.…

Opposition calls to deal with NRH issues

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Minister of Health & Medical Services, Dr. Tautai Angikimua, Kaitu’u to rectify the many issues affecting our National Referral Hospital (NRH). In a statement, the Opposition Group said the Minister and his responsible officers are obliged to inform the nation on how they are addressing serious issues…

MP’s trial date to be fixed

A TRIAL date for the Member of Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will be fixed soon. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi on Tuesday said when the matter came before her said she will speak with her superiors first. This is so that a particular magistrate will be…