The kind of laws we need

PARLIAMENT on Wednesday passed the Fisheries Management Bill in its second reading. Members of Parliament who participated in the debate spoke highly of the bill and its intention. This is a bill that has taken officials in the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources several years to put together. So it was a well-thought out…

Police & Red Cross

Dear Editor – It is my understanding, subject to any correction, that the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society must have confirmation from the Police in writing that there is need for assistance for the family who lost their two tiny children in the house fire last Saturday morning at Tasahe B Ridge before the Society…

Solympics squad

Dear Editor – An interesting feature in the upcoming Pacific Games in PNG is the participation of our u-23 Solympics squad, which all soccer fans and supporters in the country are eagerly looking forward to, come June, July. A preliminary squad was announced early this year in which players undergo a series of trainings and…

Solomon Airline: answers please!

MAY we repeat it again! Solomon Airlines board and management owe this nation an explanation as to why it suddenly sacked chief pilot Gibson Galo and demoted its chief engineer Trevor Palmer. The decision may be an internal company matter. But it only fuel speculation as to the future of this State-Owned Enterprise. Already rumours…

SIPA absent

Dear Editor – I  was sad to see a leading SOE like SIPA had acted the way they did lately by failing to attend an important meeting arranged by PAC for them (SIPA) to attend to tell their stories of how things are going down at the wharf. These PAC meetings were designed or planned…

Time to review 10-bed arrangement

Dear Editor – Having just returned from the above Hospital in Sydney, I would like to share a few thoughts about this incredible hospital and the wisdom of those who have initiated the 10-bed arrangement some 25 years ago. First and foremost, I would like to thank the doctors at Central Hospital for referring Fr.…

Economic zones

Dear Editor – It was the beginning of Easter when I first read the DCC Government was considering the possibility of establishing free economic zones in the Solomon Islands to encourage foreign investors to create businesses aided by incentives to set up shop, transfer R&D technology and, in so doing, provide local job opportunities and…

Congratulations Ricardo de Vivo!

Dear Editor – Many soccer loving people in our country were disappointed and will not swallow the winless situation faced by our very own Western United in the current Oceania Club Championship in Fiji. By now, some will blame the coaches, especially, Mr Ricardo de Vivo. Others will point fingers at the players. Whatever one’s…

SI football club performance

Dear Editor – I wish to comment on the current result of our participating team in the Oceania Club Championship in Fiji.  To me, the result indicates only one thing, it is all about teamwork. Even a Team with a bunch of good players cannot succeed if there is lack of teamwork.  In addition in…

Tragic fire incident

Dear Editor – The weekend tragic fire incident in the Tasahe B area of West Honiara must have shook the nation when it was learned that the early morning fire at a family home claimed the lives of two tiny children and saw the home totally destroyed. What can we do to help the bereaved…