SIPA controversy must be sorted

WE all want the best for our international sea port in Honiara. So any reforms to achieve that must be supported by all. But the controversy surrounding the manner in which Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer Colin Yow is carrying out the proposed reform is worrying. The important role Honiara’s international sea…

Good on you Yow, thanks for supporting Kurukuru

On Tuesday the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer Colin Yow finally materialized his pledge to help the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) in preparing the Solomon Islands National Futsal Team for their Colombia World Cup Campaign. Mr Yow on behalf of SIPA sealed the deal with SIFF at SIPA office in the afternoon…

Let’s share the Easter message

CHRISTIANS around the world will tomorrow celebrate Easter. This is an important event in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Christianity was built on Easter. Without the death and resurrection of Jesus, there would be no Christianity. It is on Easter that Christians built their…

A good move to stop corruption at lands office

LAND is a very important asset for this nation and many communities. People treasure land as very important for their future livelihood. And because of that, the demand for land everywhere remains a sensitive issue to talk and discuss. Most disputes between individuals, families, tribes, and communities has its roots to the land. In Honiara…

Advance preparation is crucial

FIJI is now picking the pieces Cyclone Winston left behind in its wake. The deadly category 5 storm that ripped through the island nation last weekend had left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. The death toll had risen to almost 30 and may increase further as the full extent of the devastation unfolds. It…

Kurukuru show their class

OUR young Kurukuru guns are two matches away from a fourth Futsal World Cup birth in Columbia this year. On Wednesday, they showed they class when they demolished the highly fancied Futsal Whites of New Zealand4-1,to keep their world cup dreams alive. Their winning streak started since Monday, when they silenced archrival Tahiti 3-0 and…

Timely reminder for public service

THE Public Service plays a significant role in the delivery of government services to the people. Public servants take on government policies and ensure they are implemented for the good of the people and country. There are many good public servants who put their heart into the work they do and serve the nation faithfully…

Let’s get the basics right

WE talked so much about tourism. That tourism has the potential to contribute in a big way tothe economy. And that tourism creates more jobs for our people. The government, on the other hand, loves to tell the nation about its plans to develop the tourism industry. That it will allocate more money for the…

Lets support our tourism industry

LAST Sunday for the first time this year more than 2,000 tourists on board a visiting tourist boat Sea Princess graced our shores for a day long visit. No doubt our guests must have enjoyed their time here and we thank them for dropping by. It was a busy day for the city, given the…

Stop robbing our country!

IT is only a matter of months after the Bank South Pacific branch in Auki, Malaita was robbed by armed men, and robbers on Monday strike again. This time, in the heart of Honiara once more and interestingly, at the same spot where a grimly robbery incident occurred just last year – in front of…