Only cults do this

THE talk over the last few days has been on a movement in Malaita that called themselves “Message of the Kingdom”. This group existed as a church for many years. But public attention turned on them in recent days after the group’s leader, who some have described as a “self-claimed prophet”, made outrageous predictions that…

We want roads we can take pride in

GOOD to hear work to repair the poor state of Honiara roads will be carried out in coming weeks. That’s the assurance acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Jimmy Nuake gave Thursday. We hope the upgrading working will be done sooner rather than later. Because right now, the state of the…

“Bloody ridge” plaque removal

OVER the weekend some narrow-minded people decided to remove the engraved plaque to honour our locals who have played a part in the second world war Guadalcanal campaign. Its an act of betrayal by some people believed to be locals who may have been part of the event or may have visited the monument last…

Come join RAMSI’s farewell celebration

This week the country is farewelling the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). The week long event kicked off last Sunday with a Thanks-giving ceremony at the Maranatha Hall in East Honiara. Throughout this week a number of activities have been lined up for the farewell program. Its a time for everyone to come…

Great example of community policing

JIMMY Goufi faced the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he surrendered to police on Monday. The 23-year-old is charged with the murder of the Chinese couple whose bodies were found in their shop at Town Ground last month. Goufi was the guard providing security for the couple. He was also the same person who showed…

Great things are happening at SINU

IT’S good to see great things happening at Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Although SINU is barely four years old, bigger and positive things are happening at our very own university. The ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, which signals the beginning of a $120 million building project, is the best and biggest thing to have happened…

A clear case of fraud

MANAOBA Airport in north Malaita reportedly cost the government $60 million to build. But some three years after the airport was completed, it was yet to open for business. The airport’s runway was not sealed. However, it was built to accommodate Solomon Airline’s Dash-8 aircraft. So it was a sizeable airport. The $60 million the…