Saint of the Week

SAINT JOHN DE BRITTO and BLESSED MARY OF LOURDES. SAINT JOHN DE BRITTO Born into an Aristocratic Portuguese family in 1647, he grew up with the future king Pedro II in Lisbon.  His father was the Viceroy of Brazil.   He was educated in the prestigious University of Coimbra. A severe illness made him turn…

Ifunaoa leads golden boot race

Solomon Warriors striker, Dennis Ifunaoa is currently taking the lead in the race for the Telekom S-league Golden Boot title. Ifunaoa scored 11 goals from nine matches played since the start of the season; the only goal for Warriors on Saturday was his latest. Koloale’s new striker, Joe Luwi and X-Beam FC’s Kidston Billy have…

PM’s RSIPF visit

Dear Editor – I can’t help myself laughing at Opposition group’s questioning the Prime Minister’s visits to the Police headquarters. It seems the group must’ve come out from a delirious state or a hallucination of some kind. What is the issue here about PM’s visits to the Police headquarters? To say the visit is highly…

Row over timbers

Dear Editor – Your issue No. 5412 on Saturday 25th January 2014 carried an article with the above caption by one Philip Szetu, please allow me to respond. In his opening paragraph, Mr. Szetu sought permission to allow him to respond to my article published in your Issue No. 5393 on 3rd January 2014 “for…

West Papua

Dear Editor – Allow me to refer to the views expressed which were carried in your paper by concerned groups and citizens of Solomon Islands and our neighbouring Melanesian countries on the issue of West Papua.  The MSG delegation that went to Indonesia on a ‘fact finding mission’ on the West Papua issue, was  alleged…

Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014

Dear Editor – I would like to register my personal view in regards to Guadalcanal Province tug of war which almost took half of last year unsolved. Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014. May I first of all congratulate Premier Panga and his minority group for winning the game at last. The securing of three (3) new…

At the right place, right time

Dear Editor – Education has become, for better or worse ­— mostly worse — one of the two or three major foci of Political conflict. As an object of Political controversy, the disease is now overwhelmingly gnawing its way to the rural level. No longer, is Education a priority for some fairy-tale fathers. For although…