Sogavare on RAMSI

FORMER Prime Minister and MP for North East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare says a vast majority of Solomon Islanders do not have a clue what the roles of RAMSI are since the mission’s arrival in 2003. Mr Sogavare highlighted this in Parliament on Wedneday during the opening of the debate on an Independent Report on RAMSI.…

Renbel saga

Dear Editor – “I am still the premier”. I guess this is not a problem to Mr Topue and other colleagues who have been serving their boss faithfully and receiving residues being dropped off from Lance Tango’s table. However, it is a problem to the self-reliance minority of Renbel who remain with principle and status.…

NCRA is a failure

Dear Editor – Finance minister Rick Hou’s boastfulness about NCRA’s achievement in the last 4 years must not be left uncorrected. First, any assessment of achievement should be done by the people and not the government itself. Minister Hou must have been living in another planet that is why he cannot assess the real situation…

North Malaita Shipping Grant

Dear Editor – I on behave of the silent majority  and grass root  people of north  Malaita wish to raise the  alarm on the above heading topic. It was only few days remaining before the Parliament dissolves. In few months’ time a new MP, as well as a new government will come to power. While…

Measles taking its toll here

THE measles outbreak is taking its toll on the nation’s health service. As of Tuesday, health authorities recorded more than 500 cases in Honiara, Guadalcanal, and Malaita. Two children have already died as a result of measles related complications. Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads by coughing, spitting, sneezing and over-crowding. So it’s…

More Women in parliament

Dear Editor – A lot has been said on the above interesting topic, workshops after workshops reports and written ideas, almost daily appeared in the media lately. A lot of reasons were stated or blamed on the obstacles facing women, culture and tradition, money, domestic chores, etc. etc.etc to be in Parliament. I am no…

Response to Japhill Dikahehe

Dear Editor – In response to the letter by Mr Japhill Dikahehe Island Sun issues no 1767. Well done, perfect brother you gut it when you correctly give me that word “Appreciation” from the way I write defensively with regards to respond on your previous article, Island Sun no – 1761, I do hope that…

The proper role of elected MPs

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Underpasses reopened – respect them

THE Honiara City Council must be commended for reopening the two underpass crossings in the city. The decision was timely and relevant, as Japan is in the process of improving Honiara’s road system with the aim of addressing the worsening traffic congestion. Under the project, the Honiara market underpass will be renovated and improved. These…