Taiwan or China?

DEAR EDITOR – Please publish the following: Taiwan or China? Which one would you chose? The choice is in your hand Dragon, or bull or what? They are all animals and they might not be tamable but we all need animals for meat, milk and soup Which one will you prefer? The ball is in…

Exporting fresh orchids

DEAR EDITOR – With the increasing success of kava as a cash crop rewarding kava farmers with much needed income and the reported success of chocolate sales and coconut related products, I often wonder why the Solomon Islands has not developed a fresh flower market, particularly the cultivation and export of orchids. Floriculture has emerged…

New wheelchairs for hospitals, clinics

UP to 90 new wheelchairs will be delivered to hospitals and health centres across the country. These were donated by the Loving Care Group of Buddha’s Light International Association of Queensland (BLIAQ) and were handed over to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Minister of Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua,NRH Superintendent Dr John…

Family survives landslide

  HEAVY rain in the Western province over the weekend has caused several damages to properties in Gizo. Apart from the tragedy that occurred early Tuesday morning claiming the life of a mother, a family living close to Gizo primary school have also experienced landslide resulting in damage to their home and semi-permanent kitchen. Speaking…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Rioter to be sentenced today* Sentencing date set for Irofinao* Former MP’s trial starts Rioter to be sentenced today   A MAN who confesses to taking part in the April riot after the election of the Prime Minister will be sentenced today. Magistrate Ishmael Kekou will deliver his sentence on the matter of Winston…

Commitment to work with private sector

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated the government’s commitment to work closely with the private sector. Speaking during the launch of the 11th Australia and Solomon Islands Business Forum at the Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday morning the Prime Minister stated; “DCGA acknowledges and appreciates the critical role that the private sector plays in nation building.…