Exco visits Ngahue site

OFC: The OFC Executive Committee made a whistle stop visit to Oceania’s future home of football on Saturday morning in Ngahue, New Zealand. Led by OFC President David Chung, executive committee members were given a tour of the work site where the two artificial football pitches that form the centre piece of the Home of…

Giant African snail

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space in your editorial page to make some public awareness on the seriousness of the introduction of the pest Giant African snail in to our country. This snail is the worst pest that has ever been introduced in Solomon Islands especially in Honiara but it is already…

Police preparedness

Dear Editor – I refer to a recent SIBC news bulletin and an article published in your newspaper in connection with police preparedness for the upcoming general election in November and former and currently serving police officers, presumably ex-members of the National Reconnaissance and Surveillance Force (NRSF), who have waited for 16 years for their…

A Good Outcome

Dear Editor – On Saturday afternoon, as I was driving along the main road in front of Westpac a bus needed to pull over to the side of the road and I slowed down for this to happen. When suddenly—-thud!  From behind I could feel a bump on against my back tire.  Yes, I was…

Rodgers’ pledge

Dear Editor – Jimmy Rodgers’ signing of the pledge form against corruption is like putting a cart before the horse. He has yet to test his moral values against the challenges of being in parliament. Former member of parliament for Aoke Langalanga, Matthew Wale also signed a similar document and yet he is not immune…

Measles campaign in Marovo

Dear Editor – I would like to raise some concerns regarding measles campaign for Marovo Lagoon. Marovo zone had experienced measles outbreak in late September up until now, we registered a total of 26 case here in Seghe area health centre alone, other health centres within Marovo also registered cases of measles ,especially Keru, Batuna,…

Social problems on the rise

Dear Editor – There is an immense increase in social problems in this country now, than ever before. These are rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence but a few. The courts are wasting good amount of their precious time in dealing with these sexual related crimes and sending to prisons the perpetrators. The papers too…

Our politics

Dear Editor – When the word “politics” is mentioned, listeners and readers often conjure up images of leaders handing out money, making a lot of empty promises, taking advantage of opportunities to enrich themselves, getting involved in deals that are not transparent and accountable, in general do not care about truth and justice, and actions…

Choose wisely

Dear Editor – I wish to voice my concern on the upcoming general election, as we are only few weeks away. We must bear in mind that we need right people to represent us in the house. We are now a fully grown person, as we celebrated our 36 anniversary last, 7th July 2014. I…