Climate change a moral responsibility

This Paper (Solomon Star) just recently has carried a story about the people of Lord Howe and Ontong Java Atolls wanting to build a church building even when the islands are facing the unpredictable threats of the rising sea level. As I read the story and think over the people’s intention to construct a church…

Support for Bonitos preparation

Following the successful hosting of the OFC nations cup in Honiara fortnight ago our national team – Bonitos received so much criticism for their defeat and coming fourth in the tournament. However they have qualified for the next stage of the world qualifying stage which will be held in September. And that is still a…

Good work FSII

ITS good to see a group coming out to help support our National Referral Hospital (NRH) over the weekend. The Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) spent Friday and Saturday to renovate the children’s ward. Such a kind gesture is what the country needs from everyone. As a country which continues to struggle financially to provide…

Lets salute the blood donors

TODAY is World Blood donor day. Its a day to pay tribute to voluntary unpaid donors for their life-saving gift of blood and seek to inspire more people to follow their example. This year’s theme, “Every blood donor is a hero”, highlights the underpinning role of voluntary unpaid blood donors in maintaining a safe and…

SIEA – beyond power outrage

The public outcry of SIEA unreliable power supply will continue unless SI government is serious of considering alternative interventional plan from its current setting.  We know that the supply of electricity is significant for the proper development both in Honiara and provinces to meet modern living standards and to facilitate its economic development. The reliability…

Well done heroes.

WHAT a joyous celebrations it was in Honiara, country and the region yesterday. Its history in the making for Solomon Islands to hold Oceania champion New Zealand All Whites to a one all draw. Never had there been any such score margin our national team have given to the New Zealand team. To have a…

Young smokers, a scary trend

ITS startling and disappointing to learn that  Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates in the world in terms of youths taking up smoking at an early age. Thats according a 2008 steps survey on non communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors and Global Youth Tobacco survey (GYTS). The survey found that smoking rate of…

Welcome to the Solomons

Honiara is buzzing with excitement as national soccer teams from seven regional countries started arriving in the country for the much awaited Oceania Nations Cup. Already we have the Vanuatu side which arrived last week, followed by Samoa on Sunday, New Caledonia on Monday then Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Tahiti yesterday. The final…