Police must act on traffic congestion

POLICE and relevant authorities must take drastic steps to address the current traffic congestion in Honiara. The situation since the devastating floods hit the city last Thursday is unacceptable. The road is heavily congested, so much so, that it now takes more than two hours by car to travel from Kukum to Point Cruz. The…

Educational commentary: ‘Lilo’s greatest gift’

As the Gordon Darcy Lilo government the National Coalition for Rural Advancement (NCRA) is coming to an end; to be frank his term expires on September when our Parliament will dissolve. I think there are some major achievement Lilo’s government has delivered for the nation under his policy objectives and intentions during their tenure in…

Let’s turn to the victims

HONIARA and parts of Guadalcanal are now disaster zones. Minister responsible for natural disasters, Bradley Tovosia, made the declaration on Saturday after devastating floods hit Honiara and the Guadalcanal plains, Thursday. The decision will allow the national government and other humanitarian organisations to mobilise their relief efforts in these disaster areas. The scale and magnitude…

The sea is rising, all is not well

VILLAGERS of Marau, east Guadalcanal, are living in fear. Sea level rise, they say, is eating away their shorelines and digging into their village. They don’t feel safer anymore. They feel their future is in jeopardy. To them, climate change is real. It is happening right before their eyes. They wanted to be relocated to…

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: ‘2006 riot is a wake up call’

Solomon Islanders are anticipating for going into the pools for national election in December.  Interestingly the political climate now is MP’s and intending candidates, joined the political race and campaigning is in top gear, in the streets of Honiara, provincial centres, rural areas even to their door steps. Particularly past experiences should ring a bell,…

A terrible tragedy indeed

THE search for the Isabel father wanted over the death of his daughter ended in a terribly tragedy yesterday. That was after police found his body hanging from a tree in the highlands of Isabel. Police believed the father committed suicide. The father escaped after allegedly stabbing his daughter three times on the chest during…

Why do avoidable deaths occur?

THE remarks below were made by an Australian Judge Justice Stephen Pallaras, who had been serving in the country. These were remarks made in relation to a murder case he judged. This is the observation he made in relation to deaths and service provided by the National Referral Hospital. I have been fortunate to have…

Charitable website

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter, rather like an open letter, in the hope that I can encourage the Solomon Islands Government, Non Government Organizations (NGO’s) or individual Solomon Island’s citizens to advise me how I can assist the many causes in the Solomons that might benefit from receiving financial aid by way…

NCRA reign

Dear Editor – Firstly, I would like to quote some famous important saying and statements:   No man is an island, and no one is indispensable Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. It’s human to want the reward, but not so human to meet the prerequisite requirement. We have the…