Timber control measures adopted

Dear Editor – Last week saw several initiatives affecting the timber industry in the Solomon Islands and measures to effectively curtail alleged illegal activities in line with the DCCG’s broader anti-corruption policy agenda. In a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet it was announced that the Solomon’s government had revoked…

The Lengo traditional dances

Dear Editor – It is apparent that there are no more traditional dances survived with my Lengo people. You can hardly see them performed in our national celebrations and in other important events that took place in or around our communities. The vast coastal area of north Guadalcanal which stretches from Mataniko, Point Cruz in…

Skyline promises

Dear Editor – The so called Skyline Investment Group is nothing more than a ‘fund raising’ effort to raise funds in mainland China. What this group is allegedly doing is to make huge financial promises in investment to a number of countries in the Pacific. As each country in the Pacific is fooled into accepting…

Pot holes

Dear Editor – Firstly, Gary ought to be praised in highlighting pot holes around Tongs building which finally led to repair. I would like to raise the same complaint on another road in town called Choviri. Choviri is a fixed term suburb that should be provided with amenities as good roads and garbage collection services…

Solomon pijin sotkats

While English is the official language of the Solomon Islands, Pijin is clearly the ‘unofficial’ national language. It is the common language of  the Solomons, spoken and understood by almost everyone in the country. It is the language of gossip, jokes, the market, the bus stop, the bar. Until recently Pijin has almost entirely been…

MP’s greed and shame

Dear Editor – Voters of the North West Choiseul constituency cannot access any form of assistance unless they are in the voters’ list in the hands of their MP. This is the very word of MP Conley Sadakabatu dated August 22nd 2015 at his residence in Lungga area of East Honiara. Not only that I…

Help for hospital

Dear Editor – The pledge of S1.13 Million from the Republic of China (ROC) Government for the refurbishing of the National Referral Hospital in support of better medical services is welcome news indeed and compliments the aid from the New Zealand Government with the Eye Centre facility, recently opened. The MOH in the Solomon Islands…

Timber auditing

Dear Editor – As one who has long advocated for anti-corruption measures in the Solomon Islands and supported the DCCG’s policy intentions on the creation of an Independent Commission Against Corruption it was encouraging to read a recent Radio New Zealand International news report which stated: “There are hopes an independent organisation can be set…

SSPM scam rumour

Dear Editor – It is now a big concern to people of this country regarding the current issues surrounding the suspected scam dealings by SSPM and other cabinet Ministers. If somehow the rumour turns out to be true, we might end up having the most and first ever corrupted SSPM in Solomon Islands history since…