Sustaining peace and stability

Prime Minister RICK HOUENIPWELA delivered this speech on Wednesday at the launch of a new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fun:   I AM honored to have been invited to address you and to officially launch this new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Sustaining peace and stability is the priority…

Help need to ship hospital beds

Dear Editor – Having been appraised of an urgent need for at least 100 extra hospital beds at the NRH and at two provincial hospitals, one in Isabel and the other in Malaita, I am working closely with the Auckland based Charity Trust, Take My Hands (TMH) to secure those beds for the Solomon Islands…

Bintan refutes fraud assertion

    Dear Editor – In the last two weeks of January and the first two weeks of this month (February), I was kept busy preparing and organizing White River Community High School to begin our year program. Despite a few hiccups to our school successful preparation cause by a few ignorant pupils who tried…

Response to SINPF board news release

    THE filing for Bankruptcy by Enron the darling of Wall Street in 2001 with USD63.4 billion in assets was one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in US history.  The Houston-based energy company was the victim of the biggest audit failure with CEO Jeffery Skilling and his executives developing the use of accounting loopholes…

A tribute to Sean Dorney

AS Sean Dorney pointed out, it’s not usual for journalists to be surrounded by people saying nice things about them. But on Saturday night in Brisbane, 150 people got together to do just that. In response to the announcement that he has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease, friends, colleagues and former rivals came together…

Our youth

Dear Editor – May I ask the government to critically look after the unemployment rate amongst our young people. You see them roam the streets of Honiara every day. This is because the government has done little or nothing to help them find meaning to life. These are educated young men and women. Some of them…

Schools get Japan’s assistance

  Dear Editor – Quoting the Solomon Star Newspaper – 27 February 2018. “Two schools in the country have received assistance from the Japanese Government through the Grassroots & Human Security Project Grant, facilitated by the Japan Embassy in Honiara. “The schools are Arnon Atomea Primary and Illia Primary Early Childhood Centre. “Arnon Atomea is a…

Tawaro clinic

Dear Editor – It has been reported that the Tawaro Health Clinic in the East of Small Malaita, built in 1969 and semi derelict has received building materials to aid the clinic’s renovation. It is understood the generous supply of building materials were provided by the SI Ministry of the Environment with help from the…

Top up from ANZ mobile banking

  Dear Editor – Can ANZ/Our Telekom clarify why some of the customers who have used the mobile banking to do their top-up fail to receive the text containing the codes to refill their mobile credit? There were a number of customers on Friday who used the service. Since then the text which should have…

Poor roads

Dear Editor – The recent press releases by the MID about the plan of action to repair the roads in the capital seem vague and ineffectual. So far all we have seen is some temporary patchwork and a few shovel loads of gravel in places. The result now during this dry weather is dust everywhere.…