Malaita Star Magazine to be launched in Auki next week

MALAITA will be the first province in the country to have its very own magazine when it is officially launched next week. The Malaita Star magazine, a product of leading newspaper company the Solomon Star will on the 19th of this month launch this product which features news, features articles and business advertisements from the…

A commendable initiative

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Smoking, a growing problem for us

Last week the country joins the world to mark no-tobacco day. It’s a day set aside to look at the impact of tobacco use around globe. According to statistics tobacco use is the world’s leading preventable cause of death, killing nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from…

Good work police

POLICE on Wednesday made a break through with the arrest of a suspect who was said to be a main player in the May 16th rioting and looting at King George area and beyond. Another instigator was the man who started the fire which resulted in the burning of Uncle Alick shop. The two main…

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…

Yes, a baily bridge will help a lot

A BAILEY bridge to temporarily replace the destroyed Mataniko bridge is just what Honiara needs at this time. So we thank the great country of New Zealand and its people for offering to build one. Honiara’s traffic congestion was made terribly worse by the destruction of the old bridge in the April 3 devastating flash…