The election addiction

It is a widely accepted fact that ANY addiction is not a healthy state of being. That being the case we accept that such afflictions as drug addiction, alcohol addiction, smoking addiction, betel-nut addiction, among many others, are not only detrimental to our health, leading to chronic illness and disease, which results, ultimately, in a…

Oz new partnership deal to empower women

The Australian Government has announced a new $2.3 million initiative to help address barriers to women’s participation in the workplace in Solomon Islands. In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Australia’s four year program will provide tools and support for businesses to recruit, retain and promote women as employees, business leaders and partners, including…

Thank you RAMSI, congratulations

Sunday marked the very day RAMSI set foot on our shores.  Thirteen years ago, our friends from the region came to our rescue. Five years of civil unrest has left our nation at the bottom of a deep pit – a dysfunctional government system, a non-performing police force, and a collapsed economy. The region heard…

SINU imposes strict fee deadlines

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is taking another step to ensure student pay fees on time, by imposing a deadline. A statement from SINU said they are doing away with the leniency and will adopt the new regulation to ensure fees are paid on the required time. “SINU has installed a new Student Management…

Leprosy no longer a threat here

Leprosy disease is no longer an issue for the Solomon Islands, an Advocacy Facilitator for Leprosy disease within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says. Speaking during a health consultation meeting this week, Oliver Merpirla said Solomon Islands was taken off the red list since 1995. “Solomon Islands was listed as a leprosy…

Mother wants answers from police

MOTHER of late David Morton Sireheti Saemala (23), who died in police custody at the Central Police Station Watch House Cell on Monday 27th June, is seeking justice for his son. In a letter to media yesterday, May Saemala said she was not convinced by the statement by the Prime Minister to the Nation –…

$1.6M Trip

THE current trip to Taiwan by a 16-member government delegation is costing tax-payers more than $1.6million. This was revealed in a report obtained by the paper yesterday from sources close to the Ministry of Finance. This came after concerns were raised by the huge number of officials and the likely cost involved in the trip.…

Reviving Athletics

City Athletics Association to be revived AFTER years of inactivity, plans are currently underway for the revival of the Honiara Athletics Association. With that, a meeting is being scheduled to take place this Saturday 23rd July, at the Multi-purpose hall conference room from 10am to 12pm. The proposer of the meeting was former Solomon Islands…