The bech-de-mer case must be resolved

WE acknowledge the excellent job the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are doing to keep law and order in our country. We also appreciate the difficulties they face daily in the performance of their duties.Policing is no easy job. It involves officers putting their lives on the line at times in order to save…

Are we awake to the truth yet?

The build-up of Malaitan population on the outskirts of Honiara will always pose a threat to the safety and security of Honiara. This is a reality that we can no longer deny or pretend is not happening. Most villages in Malaita today are empty of youths. Only the elderly, mothers, and school-aged children remained here.…

When are we going to listen?

A YOUNG father was killed when the car he was travelling collided head-on with a hilux along Prince Philip highway, Kukum, in the early hours of Monday.  His two companions are fighting for their lives at the National Referral Hospital. The trio were reportedly drunk. Not only that, but they also took the wrong side…

Pray for the flood victims

MANY of our people will spend their Easter for the first time this year in an evacuation centre. These are the ones whose lives were turned up-side –down by the destructive April 3 floods, which claimed 21 lives and left thousands homeless. Many of the evacuees lost their loved ones in the flood. Many more…

Rebuilding of infrastructures vital

The recent flash flood had brought so much damages to infrastructures in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal. Following the April 3rd disaster, many wharves, bridges, roads, water pipes and power lines were subsequently damaged. The damages cost so much money and it was unexpected loss for this country. The flood also causes so much inconvenience…

And now, the recovery process is underway

THE disaster recovery stage is underway. Last week’s devastating floods claimed more than 20 lives, affected 52,000 people, and left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. Latest figures from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) showed approximately 9,400 people are currently living in 21 welfare centres in Honiara. NDMO says up to 52,000 people have…

Let’s turn to the victims

HONIARA and parts of Guadalcanal are now disaster zones. Minister responsible for natural disasters, Bradley Tovosia, made the declaration on Saturday after devastating floods hit Honiara and the Guadalcanal plains, Thursday. The decision will allow the national government and other humanitarian organisations to mobilise their relief efforts in these disaster areas. The scale and magnitude…