City clerk wants extension of LEAF program

HONIARA City Clerk has requested for the possible extension of the LEAF Program. LEAF stands for Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children. It is currently being undertaken on a two years program in the country. Charles Kelly made this call during the LEAF stakeholder’s workshop followed by the election of new LEAF committee at…

LEAF committee visits dump site

NEWLY appointed LEAF (Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation) committee conducted their first field trip to the Ranadi dump site, East Honiara yesterday. The committee was led by the Vice Chairman of Solomon Islands LEAF committee, Nelson Manepora of Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The new committee was appointed during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the…

Committee to deal with waste recycling formed

JAPAN International Corporation Agency (JICA) yesterday formed a local committee to administer a two years program called LEAF (Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation) that deals with the recycling, exporting of bottles and separation of waste mixture within the Honiara City.  LEAF is a program that contributes to the development of a sustainable society by initiating…

A time to say thank you

Dear Editor – Today is recognized as World Health Day and a timely occasion to say Thank You! We often overlook the dedication and tireless work of our doctors, nurses, aid workers, first aid volunteers and all those who have, and continue, to aid our hospitals, clinics, eye clinics and dental clinics. It is my…

Central Market needs the council’s attention

THE Honiara City Council recently inspected a line of buildings at Point Cruz with the view of pulling them down and replacing them with new facilities. The exercise was part of the council’s efforts to give Honiara a new-look image. This line of buildings runs from the Point Cruz Hot Break Kitchen right next to…

Reserved business

Dear Editor – I want to request the new Sogavare-led DCC government to seriously consider amending the Foreign Investment Act to make provisions for indigenous Solomon Islands fully participate in the economic development of our beloved Solomon Islands. When you look around our country today, all the business opportunities are taken up by Chinese, Filipinos,…

Women in politics

Dear Editor – In the last couple of weeks there has wide coverage in your paper and other forms of media highlighting the need for wider participation of women in the national politics. Sir, nobody is against that and the reasons usually given for their case is always genuine and real. Women as always, served…

MP’s tertiary scholarship scheme criticised

A number of Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying overseas have criticized the Members of Parliament (MP) tertiary scholarship scheme that is currently being practiced. They said that many students with high grade point averages (GPA) are left out in such scheme and they see this as another ignorance of equal benefit sharing. A…

Service of sociologist needed in RSIPF

SOLOMON Islands as nation had requested the service of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) into the country in 2003. This was as a result of the ethnic tensions the country had gone through at that time. The coming of RAMSI had contributed a lot in seeing the national government able to provide…