Noise in the name of Christ

Dear Editor – It has become a practice that religious groups use the name of Christ to make unnecessary noise through loud music throughout late night hours. This is of real disturbance to many people who would like to have their night rest. It is understood that making unnecessary loud noise after 10 pm is…

Call to equip fire team

A Honiara resident has urged the local fire fighter to be more alert and equipped in the event of a major fire disaster. Ben Didiomea raised his concern after the Vuvula complex located at China Town in Honiara was razed to the ground on Saturday evening at around 4pm. He said, according to his own…

MP fund to purchase new nebulizer

West Honiara MP positively responds to an appeal of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) to purchase new nebulizers for the National Referral Hospital which was stolen last week. Honorable Namson Tran responded by providing fund of SBD$10,000 which will cater for three nebulizers to save the lives of people with asthmatic problem. The fund was…

DPM opens 8th Premiers conference

THE 8th Premiers Conference was officially opened yesterday by the Deputy Prime Minister (PM) and acting PM Douglas Ete, at the Ginger beach, North West Guadalcanal. Hundreds of people gathered for the program with guests including government officials. With the theme “Community Participation in Local Economic Development” the Premiers are all set to take part…

Cultural event

Dear Editor – Wish to acknowledge the two schools in Honiara for the hosting of their cultural event last week. Culture forms part of our society and its important that our children must also learn each others culture. Wherever you go, culture cannot be ignored because its part our us. So the move by King…

Unbelievable, but it’s possible

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) yesterday announced making a $41 million profit in the last eight months under the leadership of Singaporean Colin Yow. At the same time, the authority paid out $10 million in dividends for the first time to the government. This turn-around of SIPA’s financial position sounds almost like a miracle. But…

It’s not Abana but Parapolo

Dear Editor – Gratefully allow me space under your editorial column to highlight and correct the wrong profile information given about the two national leaders on our National Parliament website. I was browsing through our national Parliament website (http://www.parliament.gov.sb/index.php?q=node/833)  for research purposes. My researching on our former and current Members of Parliament resulted with locating…

Customer service policy: Disability rights

Dear Editor – The People with Disability Solomon Islands organisation’s president Casper Fa’asala in a statement he made over Radio New Zealand International’s Dateline Pacific news programme a few days ago commented on the lack of accessibility for disabled persons to buildings, shops and banks in Honiara. Major banks, and their subsidiaries, are generally committed…

Siro school gets help

HALE School from Australia has stepped in to assist Siro community high school with lightings and computer appliances over the weekend. The handing over of the equipment was done at Siro school ground, in Ngella Central province. “Thank you for the gifts Hale school,” the school’s principal James Irarawauri said. “These gifts will surely help…