Relocation of the Central Market

Dear Editor – HONIARA City Council should now seriously consider relocating Honiara’s central market to another location. This is for the simple reason the current location is now small and can no longer accommodate any expansion plans. By relocating the market, the council can use the existing site for other development purposes. The market is…

Are we moving or not?

Dear Editor – The years are climbing slowly but firmly. We only realize the years are slipping away when the other ends. I am saying this because our beautiful Solomon Islands is still facing the same problems we faced many years back. Why can’t we address old problems and prepare to face new ones? Facing…

Ex-militants $3M pay-out

Dear Editor – Like senior lawyer, Gabriel Suri (Issue No. 6071), I too am not sure about the DCC Government’s explanation that the recent $3M pay out to ex-combatants was for their rehabilitation (OPMC Press). Rehabilitation and reintegration are such big words and $3M is big taxpayers’ money engulfed into oblivion, so it seems. How…

Democratic Rights Fund

Dear Editor – The US based DRF supports Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In 2012 the Association for People with…

$300, 000 on offer

Dear Editor – Let me comment on the senior MP ministers who have refused to accept the $300, 000 bribe price on offer for MPs to re-force their 01. The DCCG members that switch side to join the opposition in a bid to unseat PM Manasseh Sogavare led DCCG government must be commend for standing…