Thanks Japanese volunteers!

Dear Editor – I would like to take the opportunity through your newspaper of expressing my personal gratitude and thanks to four Japanese volunteers who will be leaving for home very soon after undertaking two years of voluntary work in the Solomon Islands. Mr Yusuke Nishiyama, a science teacher, worked at the ArnonAtomea school in…

Street selling

Dear Editor – I used to feel the same way my friend James Taranoa is feeling now, when I walked those same streets. I felt anger taking over, every time I saw what James is seeing now and was thinking of lodging the same sentiments to the authorities. Some citizens in the past have raised…

Monitoring logging

Dear Editor – Following the most recent security breach at a logging site in the Western Province earlier this month with led to the arrest of 70 or so people by the RSIPF there was yet another occurrence at Palepale Logging Camp at South Vella Island in the Western Province last Thursday. In that incidence…

Muria is new SSPM

LAWYER John Muria Jnr. is the new Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. Office of the Prime Minister announced the appointment on Tuesday. “John Muria Junior has been endorsed by the Public Service Commission to take up a short term appointment as the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister,” a government statement said.. “This is…

Dance crews to the final round

After their daring moves and acrobatics skills displayed on stage on Sunday, 13 dance crews out of the 20 crews have booked their names to be in the final round of the Solomon Islands Battlegrounds 2017. Those 13 crews are: Penguins, Villains, Star Scream, ThreeOneEight318, Hazzard, Nice Age, Mid-West, Lunaticz, Milk Shake, Kuzzens, Wild Card,…

Great things are happening at SINU

IT’S good to see great things happening at Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Although SINU is barely four years old, bigger and positive things are happening at our very own university. The ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, which signals the beginning of a $120 million building project, is the best and biggest thing to have happened…

Concern over junior officers

MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) are concerned over the conditions of junior government officers who continue to survive on level four and below the Public Service salary scale. This was revealed in parliament during the SI National Anti-Corruption Strategy motion. Each MP expressed his dissatisfaction over the salary scale of these junior officers during the debate.…

Unhappy patient

A PATIENT who recently endures a journey in an attempt to save his health claims that trip almost turns out bad in the hands of a visiting medical team from overseas early this year at Gizo hospital, Western province. Paul To____ofilu who was diagnosed with hernia in January voiced his dissatisfaction in an interview with…

Gud Nius FM back on air

Gud Nius FM is now back on air after temporarily shutting down one and a half years ago. The station was forced to shut down due to a technical fault with their transmitter. Gud Nius FM station manager Tina Alufurai thanked local engineers for finding the replacement parts after a long search to locate the…