Traffic jam affects intake

THE continuous chaotic traffic congestion experience in Honiara has irked public transport owners as it cuts their expected daily earning. A bus owner spoken to said that the non-stop chaotic traffic jam in town has put them in difficult situation in terms of their business gain. “It’s incredible that at the end of the day…

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…

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…