“Bloody ridge” plaque removal

OVER the weekend some narrow-minded people decided to remove the engraved plaque to honour our locals who have played a part in the second world war Guadalcanal campaign. Its an act of betrayal by some people believed to be locals who may have been part of the event or may have visited the monument last…

Clone products flooding SI

Dear Editor – In a country where the institutions are fragile, it’s easier for sub-standard products finding their way in unfretted. Normally these clone or counterfeit products, thanks to the wizardry of marketing, imitate world renowned brand names. What actually happens is that they use those leading brand names on their packaging but the components…

A shameful & contemptuous act

Dear Editor – The reported theft of an engraved plate from a memorial unveiled at Bloody Ridge Memorial Park just a week ago is shameful and I hope the person or persons responsible for such reprehensible conduct will soon be apprehended by the police. The theft has served to disrespect the valour of all those…

RSIPF recovers stolen plaque from Bloody Ridge

RSIPF Guadalcanal Officers today recovered the stolen plaque from the WWII memorial at Bloody Ridge East of Honiara and are in search for a suspect who allegedly removed the plaque last weekend. The plaque was only installed during the recent commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal during the Second World…

Nihopara condemns vandalism of WWII plaque

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Andrew Nihopara on Monday denounced the vandalisation of a plaque at the United States Bloody Ridge World War II Monument. “This type of behaviour must be condemned by every Solomon Islander in the strongest terms.  “It is unfortunate and rather very disrespectful act by someone with…