Treatment of flood victims

DEAR EDITOR  – Our political leaders boast about our Solomon Islands as a Christian country with strong Christian values and beliefs. The April flood and the consequential displacement of thousands of women, children and men resulting in their being accommodated at schools, police clubs, FOPA village and SINU campus has really tested our commitment to…

Telekom pornography legislation

DEAR EDITOR – Thank you for this time to share an  important matter relating to internet and mobile pornography which is now becoming destructive to the minds of our kids and people of Solomon Islands.  Solomon Islands in this twenty first century is becoming a nation which is enjoying the best of modern telecommunication technology.…

Why do we neglect Kukum?

OF all the streets in Honiara, the shop fronts along Kukum Highway are the most neglected. There, you see plastics and all sorts of litters lying around as though it was nobody’s business. Some of these litters have been there for months, compressed against the ground. While the Honiara City Council had engaged various groups…

Malaita needs visionary leaders

A MALAITAN says the province needs visionary leaders and not self-serving ones. Eddie Ofote’e made the statement as the province and nation prepare to go to the polls this year. Mr Ofote’e said intended candidates from Malaita must spell out their plans and vision for the province before they can contest.  “Contesting without any vision…

Call to stop the sale of voter ID cards

A CHIEF in Gela Constituency has called on constituents to refrain from selling their voter’s identification cards to supporters of intending candidates. Chief Michael Lalaoma of Kobe village made the call in light of the increasing incidences of the sale of ID cards in the constituency. He said: “It is a great concern for the…

Westpac launches 18th In- store banking

WESTPAC bank has officially launched its 18th In-store banking at the Lord Howe Settlement near China town in Honiara yesterday. The new facility is located at the Trade Transformation shop. Speaking to mark the launching, Westpac general manager (GM) Pinto Kutila said the In-store banking is a stepping stone to cover every corner in country.…