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…

Police must act on traffic congestion

POLICE and relevant authorities must take drastic steps to address the current traffic congestion in Honiara. The situation since the devastating floods hit the city last Thursday is unacceptable. The road is heavily congested, so much so, that it now takes more than two hours by car to travel from Kukum to Point Cruz. The…

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…

The sea is rising, all is not well

VILLAGERS of Marau, east Guadalcanal, are living in fear. Sea level rise, they say, is eating away their shorelines and digging into their village. They don’t feel safer anymore. They feel their future is in jeopardy. To them, climate change is real. It is happening right before their eyes. They wanted to be relocated to…

A terrible tragedy indeed

THE search for the Isabel father wanted over the death of his daughter ended in a terribly tragedy yesterday. That was after police found his body hanging from a tree in the highlands of Isabel. Police believed the father committed suicide. The father escaped after allegedly stabbing his daughter three times on the chest during…

Go there and register to vote

The Biometric Voter Registration starts tomorrow and continues for the next 40 days. We encourage every eligible voter to go to the nearest centre and register. It is important you do so. Not only because it is your right, but more so because if you fail to register, you will not be eligible to vote…

Lets fight corruption in the country

FORMER Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday said its time to fight corruption in the country. It’s a problem which is causing a lot of problem in the country and slows down development from taking place. It was also described as a cancer to the development of the society, eating away the resources of the…

Increasing use of illegal drugs

THE abuse of such drugs like marijuana and alcohol related products like Kwaso (homebrew) in the country is not declining. The increasing problem can be attributed to increasing unemployed youths which our education system and the work force cannot absorbed each year. Last month several hundreds of youths have dropped out of the education system.…

The report on the short bus route

The 2014 academic year has kicked off once again. And this means, more working people and students are commuting each day through the public transport system to their work place and school respectively. In light of the demand for public transport system in Honiara, most bus drivers and their conductors have once again played their…