Call for Multipurpose Hall court renovation

TEAM manager for the Solomon Islands men’s Basketball squad, Eric Chow has called on responsible authorities within the Honiara City Council to do some repair on the Multipurpose Hall playing court. Chow made the call following observations that the poor state of the court has been disturbing at times and there are fears athletes training…

Solomon Airline: answers please!

MAY we repeat it again! Solomon Airlines board and management owe this nation an explanation as to why it suddenly sacked chief pilot Gibson Galo and demoted its chief engineer Trevor Palmer. The decision may be an internal company matter. But it only fuel speculation as to the future of this State-Owned Enterprise. Already rumours…

SIPA absent

Dear Editor – I  was sad to see a leading SOE like SIPA had acted the way they did lately by failing to attend an important meeting arranged by PAC for them (SIPA) to attend to tell their stories of how things are going down at the wharf. These PAC meetings were designed or planned…

Time to review 10-bed arrangement

Dear Editor – Having just returned from the above Hospital in Sydney, I would like to share a few thoughts about this incredible hospital and the wisdom of those who have initiated the 10-bed arrangement some 25 years ago. First and foremost, I would like to thank the doctors at Central Hospital for referring Fr.…

Economic zones

Dear Editor – It was the beginning of Easter when I first read the DCC Government was considering the possibility of establishing free economic zones in the Solomon Islands to encourage foreign investors to create businesses aided by incentives to set up shop, transfer R&D technology and, in so doing, provide local job opportunities and…

Congratulations Ricardo de Vivo!

Dear Editor – Many soccer loving people in our country were disappointed and will not swallow the winless situation faced by our very own Western United in the current Oceania Club Championship in Fiji. By now, some will blame the coaches, especially, Mr Ricardo de Vivo. Others will point fingers at the players. Whatever one’s…

SI football club performance

Dear Editor – I wish to comment on the current result of our participating team in the Oceania Club Championship in Fiji.  To me, the result indicates only one thing, it is all about teamwork. Even a Team with a bunch of good players cannot succeed if there is lack of teamwork.  In addition in…

Tragic fire incident

Dear Editor – The weekend tragic fire incident in the Tasahe B area of West Honiara must have shook the nation when it was learned that the early morning fire at a family home claimed the lives of two tiny children and saw the home totally destroyed. What can we do to help the bereaved…

LEAF delegation in town

A delegation from Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF) program in Japan is currently in the country. The delegation is here to develop a program for recycling of waste management and recycling of PET bottles for export to generate income for people living in Honiara. This is project is being implemented in partnership…

Illegal fundraisings discouraged

CHAIRMAN of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Charles Aiwosuga has issued a stern warning to the public in regards to the illegal fundraising activities around the city. Mr Aiwosuga said it has been observed that there has been an increase of such activities from groups, organisation or individuals. He said such organised fundraising…