Maoro needs qualified teachers: Parents

A PARENT from Maoro village, central Kwara’ae said parents whose children are attending Maoro Community High School want to see qualified teachers posted to the school. Outspoken Maoro elder Steven Donald said numerous complaints filtered in after the list of teachers allocated for Maoro was posted. “We found out that a good number of those…

Change can be achieved, says Mokunda

A handicap man from Visale northwest Guadalcanal is calling on their newly elected members of parliament to learn from past leaders’ failures and strive for change. Stanley Mokunda said changes through development in our societies can happen if parliamentarians have strong desires to achieve it. “It can happen if they have the genuine concern to…

Gizo town clerk calls for road repair

THE state of roads in Western Province headquarter Gizo are poor according to the Gizo City Council Clerk. Derald Michael said the condition of roads within the township has deteriorated badly and are in worst state. “The Labour Based Program by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is a total failure for Gizo town. “There…

Lata Airline worker sacked

SOLOMON Airlines has terminated its officer manning the Lata office in Temotu after it discovered freights of excess goods of certain passengers are being airlifted for free. John Menapi confirmed he was given his marching orders on 2 January 2015. However, Mr Menapi claimed he was sacked for offences he never committed. “I was a…

Continuous heavy rain irks farmers

THE rainy season experienced across the country has worried farmers along the Kwaibaita River, East Kwara’ae Malaita Province. George Ramo said they’re experiencing continues rain which will no doubt spark flooding. “Our food gardens are along the Kwaibaita River and we are worried they will be swept.” He said last year’s April flash floods also…

Re-strengthening linkage vital: Moli

THE newly elected Provincial member for Aoke-Langalanga ward one, Malaita Province says re-strengthening the missing link between both National and Provincial Malaita leaders is important. Malcolm Moli said for any tangible development to happen in the province, “we must ensure there is linkage or unity between leaders of both the national and provincial governments”. “It’s…

SIVB happy with air impasse resolution

The Chairman of Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) welcomes the resolution reached between Fiji and Solomon Islands in resolving the air impasse. Wilson Ne’e said it was welcoming news that the saga was resolved amicably to ensure the tourism industry is not affected. “During the flight impasse, arrival of tourists from the USA here declined.…

Traffic problem irks tour operator

The Managing Director of Destination Solomon’s Wilson Maelaua says the traffic problem in Honiara was the major setback to tourist tours on Wednesday. Honiara streets were on Wednesday grazed by tourists who arrived for the first boat visit this year. Mr Maelau who organised the visit said the traffic problem really slowed down movements. “This…