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…

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…

Pride turned sour and shameful

Dear Editor – When all required formalities regarding the construction of the Papua New Guinea Chancery in Honiara were completed, everyone was on high tune and forward looking to its impletion and subsequently, its official opening. It did not happen as expected but woes and anxieties filled the place of the short-lived jubilation. The building…

Solomon Islands today

Dear Editor – Since RAMSI arrived in the Solomon Islands in 2003, life for the majority of ordinary Solomon islanders hasn’t improved. From the infrastructure side of things, the feeder roads in Honiara have gone from bad to worse. Many of these were tar sealed in 1978 at independence, 35 years ago. Please note that…

Why struggle

Dear Editor – I want to share my point of view concerning the heading, Why struggle’ might you people confuse of what I am trying to explain here. Let me show you some countries where experience the same situation almost our country Solomon Islands experience today. Malawis and Ethiopias of this world, experiencing the mighty…