Votes for women

15.00 120 Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”,serif;} Dear Editor – History shows us that getting women elected to Parliament is extremely difficult. A number of suggestions have been made…

Court ruling on SMM-Axiom case

THE Court of Appeal last week ruled that the letter of intent given to Axiom KB Ltd over Takata and San Jorge by the Minister of Mines and Energy is “invalid”. The Court of Appeal delivered its ruling on Tuesday last week following the long running dispute between SMM Solomon Ltd and Axiom KB Ltd.…

‘BLUE BOATS’ SEIZED

THREE Vietnamese ‘Blue Boats’ (fishing boats) have been arrested following a joint operation involving police and fisheries officers over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing within our exclusive economic zone (EEZ). A statement from Police Media Unit yesterday said: “Police and fisheries officers have arrested three Vietnamese ‘blue boats’ (fishing boats) over the weekend for…

Time to express thanks

Dear Editor – Last Friday, 24 March, 2017, the Australian High Commission in Honiara issued a press release to coincide with the first anniversary of the introduction of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The press release went on to mention the referral services of the SeifPles Crisis Centre, the Family Support Centre, the Christian Care…

Addressing water shortage on Tuwo

With an eroding coastline on an already limited landmass, the impacts of climate change, particularly sea-level rise and pronounced droughts have severe consequences on water and sanitation in the Solomon Islands. Tuwo community is an extremely isolated, rural village located on a small, low-lying island, part of a large coral atoll chain. The 531 people…

Cinema business unviable here

The cost of operating a cinema in Honiara is too expensive, according to John Van Den Heever who owns the popular White River residential cinema. In an email sent to this paper yesterday Van Den Heever said it is enormously expensive to find and pay rent on a proper hall to run a cinema. “The…

Logger accused of trespassing

The Central Provincial Government yesterday accused Metro Logging Company at Pavuvu in Russell Islands of trespassing into state owned land. Premier Patrick Vasuni yesterday said the logging company has built their access road into the provincial government block. “One of our provincial officers visited Pavuvu last week and saw that the logging company entered the…

‘Aligegeo shaped my life’

A Fijian woman says Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School helps to shape her life. Viniana Duituturanga was a student at Aligegeo from 1969 to 1971 when her father was a teacher there. Last week she visited her old school in Malaita. “Aligegeo School is my home from 1969 to 1971,” Duituturanga said. “I live and schooled…