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…

Women urged to do checking regularly

WITH the growing threat of cervical cancer to women in the country, a concerned young mother Marisa Pepa is urging women to go for regular cervical cancer tests. Statistics on cervical cancer released by the National Referral Hospital show that the disease is growing at an alarming rate.  “I want to make a call here…

NOCSI VP to Vila

The vice president of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOSCI) Nihal Senevirantne will leave for Vanuatu this afternoon to attend the chef de mission meeting for the 2017 Mini Games.  The meeting is set for Port Villa, Vanuatu on the 17th and 18th of August 2017. Seneviratne said the chef de mission meeting…