PM thanks Australia for supporting Tina hydro

  PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has thanked the Government and people of Australia for their support towards the Tina Hydro Project. Mr Hou acknowledged Australia’s support through its technical assistance in providing engineering, legal and environmental expertise with over AUD8 million expended on the preparation phase. He further expressed his gratitude to the Government of…

RSIPF patrol boats most active in Pacific

POLICE chief Matthew Varley has described our police patrol boats as amongst the most active in the region. Mr Varley made the sentiments at this weekly conference on Thursday. “Our patrols boats are one of the most active in the pacific region,” Mr Varley said. “Our crews did a fantastic job.” He said the patrol…

Be careful, croc may still be alive

THE crocodile believed to have taken the little boy at Singe Village in Northeast Guadalcanal may still be alive and out there somewhere. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley at his weekly conference on Thursday said there is risk the get-away crocodile is out there. “The crocodile we believed was wounded and shot at the time by the…

Voting outside constituency

Dear Editor – I write to respond to one Samson Siru, who was quoted in your paper Tuesday this week, opposing the concept of voting outside one’s constituency. I understand the Electoral Commission is working on legislations to make this happen, especially for those working and living in Honiara. I think the intention is to make…

SPG sporting complex

Dear Editor – Allow me a space to continue to express my views on the inappropriateness of the South Pacific Games Sporting Complex location. The government needs to seriously consider the possibility of youths causing public disorder and anti-social behaviour. By taking away the sports training ground at King George Sixth School, SIFF Academy and…

Deserving youth

Dear Editor – Later this month, 27 year old Millicent Barty will be travelling to London where she will receive H.M. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of the fine work she has done to educate and empower young and under-privileged people throughout the country. Millicent will be the fourth young Solomon Islander that…

2018

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: You come whilst deep asleep Forgetting your knocking on the slippery metal door As the plan is to go backward under the floor While the whole commonwealth are deep   Into legalizing homosexuality into Homo sapiens Tools of creativity and more into stupidity Homo sapiens claiming higher…

Jahboy to join One Love Fest

JAHBOY has created history for Solomon Islands becoming the first Solomon Islander artist to be recognised and invited to the ‘One Love Festival’ in Tauranga, New Zealand. New Zealand’s premiere celebration of roots, rock and reggae festival ‘One Love’ is New Zealand’s most vibrant and popular summer festival. Sharing the exciting news to the media, Jahboy…

The dirty plot is looming

Moves to stop new candidates from contesting national election SOLOMON Islands will go to the polls early 2019 and the political race for the 50 parliamentary seats has begun. We are now halfway into 2018 and to date there has been no information available from the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission as to when the Registration…

Taiwan deserves the world’s attention

 ON May 30, 2018, PRC’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman An Fengshan asserted that mainland China and Taiwan have entered a phase of competition for better system and talents since CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) 19th Party Congress last November. Mr An quoted Taiwan’s public opinion, stating that (Taiwan’s political parties) KMT, DPP and CCP should…