Vehicle collusions

Dear Editor – I wish to respond to certain points you raised about the accident. Firstly, thank you for raising the matter in the paper but there are certain points that were far from any truth. The driver at that time of the accident was me and there was no officer in the car with…

And now, the recovery process is underway

THE disaster recovery stage is underway. Last week’s devastating floods claimed more than 20 lives, affected 52,000 people, and left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. Latest figures from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) showed approximately 9,400 people are currently living in 21 welfare centres in Honiara. NDMO says up to 52,000 people have…

Flood emergency

DEAR EDITOR – I was standing with a big crowd of about more than 100 people at the Outpatient watching the increasing strength of the wind and a heavy pouring of rain at about 11:30 AM. As everybody’s eyes stared toward Mataniko River we couldn’t believe our eyes when a group of Lord Howe settlement…

Victims need special attention

DEAR EDITOR – There were many going through the trauma of the recent flash flood and still unsure of their next destination, while some people were already eying the huge amount of money coming into the country in the name of Disaster and maybe planning their own way of spending it. I believed that the…

In the name of disaster

DEAR EDITOR – The recent tragic disaster hit some parts of our country has led our leaders to drain public money to their own pockets and for their own good. I was not in Honiara or Guadalcanal but imagine how those people will need immediate assistance when their needs are all different and cannot be…

Response to Johnson Teika

DEAR EDITOR – I wish to refer to an unnecessarily lengthy bluff by Johnson Teika which appeared in the local papers, Sunday 6th April 2014. The author is actually a frustrated nobody who tugs at the wrong end of the rope all by himself that even members of his own family whose support he claims…

Disaster, comfort and hope

DEAR EDITOR – Grateful if you could publish this article in your daily newspaper. This article purposely written to fellow country men, women and children who were terribly affected by the worst flood, and to share my personal views on how to derive goals, visions and objectives from the disasters. Firstly, “Your majesty, King Jesus,…

Financial hoax

DEAR EDITOR – Dr Tarcisius Kabutaulaka is not far from the truth, that is a flooded politics amidst the devastating situation Honiara and some parts of Guadalcanal are now experiencing. Some money mongers obviously have taken advantage of the detriment of the real victims; some public servants whose official duty is to serve the public…

Gov’t deprives flood victims

DEAR EDITOR – Again the government had deprived the innocent victims of the recent flash flood by sharing amongst themselves $300,000 each for the purpose of assistance. What we knew is, this money will be used for luring voters and shared to political supporters only and not to the innocent victims. Remember, the very people…

Honiara disaster

DEAR EDITOR – I join the nation in passing our Province and people’s deep condolences to the families and relatives of those who have tragically lost their lives in the recent Honiara flooding. It is heartbreaking learning of families losing a number of their loved ones. Losing one member of a family to disaster is…