The value of time

Dear Editor – Yesterday has gone forever…What had you done? Did you make full use of time? No any regrets left behind for sure? People always say, it seems as if a lot of things which should have been done yesterday or the day before yesterday…never mind, just leave it for tomorrow…No matter how many…

SDA camp meeting ends

Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members of the Central, Guadalcanal and Honiara district have successfully concluded their weeklong camp meeting at the Maranatha Conference centre over the weekend. The first ever camp meeting brought together members of the Church from the three districts for a camp around the Maranatha centre. The meeting was organised to celebrate…

Cash bonuses for our winning athletes

Dear Editor – I read with interest in the suggestion that consideration be given to providing cash bonuses to our winning athletes at this year’s Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. It is an interesting proposition. In fact I was more or less inclined to support it. However, I have made a conscious decision not…

Ministers’ luxurious life-styles cost tax-payers!

Incurring cost which was not budgeted for by the government is a form of bad governance decision. In a media article this week the Parliamentary Opposition Group disclosed information that three Government ministers have owed the Heritage Park Hotel which could cost tax-payers of this country more than SBD $900,000. The three ministers are Hon.…

Govt’s felony against its own people

THE recent political and controversial decisions that the DCC Government has undertaken does not speak well of a Government that preaches change for this nation. The word change can only mean two things and that is positive change or a negative change from bad to worse. I for one observing and analyzing the recent events…

Delite helps protect Solomon Islanders from disease

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Thursday has congratulated Delite Industries in undertaking the fortification of their flour. This means Solomon Islanders will be less vulnerable to disease, after the country’s flour miller began adding essential vitamins and minerals to their product last week. This is a significant achievement for Solomon Islands,’ said…

Nauru court case delayed again

RNZI: The court hearing for Nauru’s Roland Kun has again been delayed after the Nauru government refused to waive certain formalities for the opposition MP’s overseas lawyer. Mr Kun is fighting to get his passport back after the Government cancelled it a month ago in the wake of anti-Government protests. A lawyer from Australia arrived…

Rice price soars as starvation rampant

THE nonstop downpour in Malaita Province since Christmas, coupled with the two tropical cyclones is severely affecting food crops in Malaita. Everywhere in communities, it is the same complain. “Food gardens and root crops are yielding nothing and or rotting,” people told the Solomon Star in Auki. Many people spoken to in Auki said families…