Election projects

Dear Editor – My recent holiday at Manawai,East Are’are taught me at lot of interesting things. The festive season itself brought together many people with different ideas on how they would like to see development in the rural areas. Last Christmas was unique in the sense that Manawai itself, there were talks of three major…

Transforming sand into fertile soil

Dear Editor – Prompted by reading of the recent visit to the Solomon Islands by the non-resident Israeli Ambassador I remembered reading how in Israel parts of the Negev Desert had been transformed from sand into productive farmland. I wanted to find out more and came across this information in a magazine called Israel Tourist…

Curbing coconut rhinoceros beetle

Dear Editor – Quoting an article in the Pacific Courier in October2016 I came across this informative article during this weekend. As the story is already 15 months old I query why it is taking so long for the likely proactive measures mentioned in the article to curb the threat of the rhinoceros beetle causing…

Tong-il Moo-do classes soon

A Newly introduced Martial art Tong-Il Moo-do club are calling for interested men and women in Honiara to join their club’s training sessions. Tong-Il Moo-do is a comprehensive martial art discipline from South Korea founded in 1979 by Grandmaster Dr. Joon Ho Seuk. It is a way of building sound character enlightening one’s mind and…

Cruz Menapi inspired by legend

Cruz Menapi was invited to attend the FIFA World Cup Trophy brief stopover in Honiara and I he told Sunday Sports he is inspired by his father to play football. Cruz is the elder son of Solomon Islands legend, late Commins Menapi who passed away last year. He was among the fortunate VIPs to witness…

Caring for the dead

A former morgue attendant shares his experiences By LYNNISSHA RUNA Talk about attending to and giving care to dead human bodies, Simone Palmer knows a little about them. Hailed from east Kwaio in the Malaita Province, the 57-year -old Palmer has been working as a morgue attendant for the past 10 years.  His experience over…

Provinces lacked banking services

With the exception of Auki and Gizo, the rest of our provincial centers are without proper banking services. The nonexistence of banks is a grave concern for the advancement of business and trade in the provinces. Banks are vital for the growth of our provincial economies as they provide the service businesses and people need…

Attracting more overseas visitors

Dear Editor – The bid to increase the number of overseas visitors implies extra budgetary support and better Infrastructure, including regular repairs to provincial airstrips. The Solomon Islands Government is pushing to attract more overseas visitors this year according to a recent article in the Solomon Star newspaper from which I quote a few paragraphs.…

Youth and development

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands has a young population and its rapid population growth rate means this trend will continue in the coming years. This presents a lot of challenges in terms of providing education and health services, risks in terms of large cohorts of young people being without income-generating activities, and opportunities for businesses…