How a radio man’s dream came true

Dreams are easy to visualise, but are often difficult to materialise. The key is staying focus and such focus now got long time radio man John Adifaka Junior in a ‘launch mode’. Adifaka now prepares to launch his new radio station – the newest addition to the existing commercial radio FM stations. Now hitting the…

Students back

Dear Editor – Last Saturday, my cousin brother arrived back from PNG. He was one of the students repatriated from studies due to the continuing civil unrest amongst PNG students. I write to just thank the government to making that decision to repatriate our students. My cousin told me that situation there was frightening and…

Facing up to corruption

Taking a principled stand against corruption, especially when corruption is entrenched, doesn’t come without some cost, personally and even politically, as appears to have been hinted at in the latter case in the Solomon Islands. Let me first illustrate by what I mean when I refer to personal cost when facing up to corruption. In…

Tuki: I did the right thing

Temotu Vatu MP Freda Tuki says she’s disappointed at the attempts by her political rivals to prevent her from establishing a growth centre on the island of Vanikoro. Some landowners on the island prevented a barge from landing there early this month on the belief the barge was there to begin logging activities on the…

Churches told to help curb violence here

Churches need to rise up to curb the rampant increase of domestic violence in the country.  Former Auditor General Edward Ronia made the statement when contributing to the Family Protection Act awareness workshop conducted for church leaders in Honiara last week. He said the root cause of violence begins at homes because churches fail to…

World Vision offers to work with others

World Vision is prepared to work with churches and other organisations address domestic violence issues in the country. The organisation’s programme manager Julianne Oge highlighted this during her presentation at a Family Protection Act awareness workshop in Honiara last week. “There’s a missing link between communities in addressing domestic violence issues in this country,” Oge…

Call to sort out land issue

Former retired Police officer, Henry Kauhui appeals to chiefs to sort out land issues surrounding the Police post at Atoifi, east Kwaio. Kauhui made the appeal after land dispute threatens to relocate the police post to another location. He said the police post is important to serve the people in east Kwaio and communities closer…

Premier Kuve on medical trip to Australia

Premier of Western Province Robert Pye Kuve has been sent to Australia for medical treatment. Provincial secretary Adrian Tony is accompanying the premier. They left on Friday. According to deputy premier Wayne Maepio, the medical trip was facilitated by the Office of the Prime Minister. Maepio thanked the Prime Minister’s Office to assisting the province…

Pocket book training for health workers

Twenty-eight participants from Western Province undertook the Paediatric Pocket Book training last week. Funded by UNICEF, the training was facilitated by the University of Melbourne Centre together with the National Referral Hospital. The training was part of a series of trainings being held across the country and focused on providing additional training to participants on…

Muaki yet to lodge appeal

The Lawyer representing special secretary to the Prime Minister Andrew Muaki is yet to file an appeal against the $10,000 fine the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) slapped on Muaki. The fine was over sexual harassment allegations three women working in the Office of the Prime Minister lodged against Muaki early this year. After Muaki failed…