SIBA responds to Sasako

Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) has categorically denies allegations levelled against its president, Mr Donald Marahare, having a hand in the decision alluded to by Mr Alfred Sasako in an article which appeared in this paper last Friday. In a statement SIBA said the article carried by the paper further signifies continuous desperate but so…

Measles

Dear Editor –The fight against measles must continue because of the increasing number of cases now being recorded in the country. It’s a war that is far from over and I think it cannot be tackled sooner. Government through the ministry of health must take another step in addressing the issue with the help from…

Atoifi nurses

Dear Editor – I wish to be given the opportunity to write through this forum to express my concern over the issue of nursing students who are still waiting to do their probation. To my understanding once the nursing students completed their studies, they will have to undergo a year of probation by working in…

Sogavare and RAMSI

The former Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, told Parliament, during a debate last week, that he kept asking himself whether Solomon Islands could have done things differently prior to inviting the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) in the Solomon Islands. He was also raising his concerns in relation to the nation’s need for sovereignty over its own…

Boy, those kids can sing!

Solo Icon Last weekend, I was privileged to witness some of Solomon Islands’ best young performers competing on stage at the annual Solo Icon. I was even more privileged to present the awards to the winners in each category.  Boy, those kids can sing! This is the sixth year in which the High Commission has…

Renbel saga

Dear Editor – “I am still the premier”. I guess this is not a problem to Mr Topue and other colleagues who have been serving their boss faithfully and receiving residues being dropped off from Lance Tango’s table. However, it is a problem to the self-reliance minority of Renbel who remain with principle and status.…

NCRA is a failure

Dear Editor – Finance minister Rick Hou’s boastfulness about NCRA’s achievement in the last 4 years must not be left uncorrected. First, any assessment of achievement should be done by the people and not the government itself. Minister Hou must have been living in another planet that is why he cannot assess the real situation…

Measles taking its toll here

THE measles outbreak is taking its toll on the nation’s health service. As of Tuesday, health authorities recorded more than 500 cases in Honiara, Guadalcanal, and Malaita. Two children have already died as a result of measles related complications. Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads by coughing, spitting, sneezing and over-crowding. So it’s…