Good work police

POLICE on Wednesday made a break through with the arrest of a suspect who was said to be a main player in the May 16th rioting and looting at King George area and beyond. Another instigator was the man who started the fire which resulted in the burning of Uncle Alick shop. The two main…

Development in West Kwaio

DEAR EDITOR – As our country draws near to the general election 2014, West Kwaio has come through a journey of development. May I take this opportunity to acknowledge the past and present leaders who have contributed to the well-being of our Constituency. However, the growth of development does not speak well of those leaders.…

The bech-de-mer case must be resolved

WE acknowledge the excellent job the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are doing to keep law and order in our country. We also appreciate the difficulties they face daily in the performance of their duties.Policing is no easy job. It involves officers putting their lives on the line at times in order to save…

Poor bus service

DEAR EDITOR – It was around 8:30am the other day I boarded a bus registered number AB9010 at Tamlan School heading east ward after dropping off my kids at Tamlan School. My wife and I took the same bus. My wife dropped off at Ports Authority bus stop opposite the Honiara Casino whilst I continued…

Rising tourism in the Pacific

Pacific tourism is in the news again. The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) released this week its latest estimate of tourist arrivals. The number of tourists who flocked to Pacific island countries (PICs) last year is 1.7 million. The figure for the previous year is 1.5 million. Certainly, tourism to the Pacific is on the…

Foreign aid and growth

Last week’s visit to Fiji by Australia’s foreign minister, Ms. Bishop has raised hopes of return to normalcy in bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit has been fruitful in many ways: Fiji has been added to the list of Pacific island countries (PICs), which are eligible for Australia’s Pacific Seasonal Workers Program. This…