Step up the security at our airport

The security breach over the weekend at the Honiara international terminal is no laughing matter. It had occurred when the airport was busy and packed with passengers coming in and going out of the country. Two aircrafts were on the tarmac that day. It would have been catastrophic if fire broke out as fuel and…

Top regional football clash coming

The country is excited. Soccer fans are smiling and looking forward for hosting of the OFC Nations Cup in two months time. Oceania Football Federation (OFC) yesterday announced that Solomon Islands will host the OFC Nations Cup. Such an exciting news for a soccer mad and crazy nation. As a nation that is passion with…

PM’s first MSG appearance

TODAY Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo will leave the country for his first official engagement with the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) since being elected as Prime Minister last year. Solomon Islands is a very important member of this group and no doubt the presence of our Prime Minister is significant. So what is the purpose…

Good move Ha’amori, get it on

AFTER weeks of intense public debate, the minister of education Dick Ha’amori had announced government’s support for the 4th University of the South Pacific (USP) campus in Honiara with the allocation of a land. What a relief it would for all those who wants to see the establishment of this fourth campus in the country.…

Traffic jam a nightmare

ITS a problem that is getting from bad to worse now. Take a drive through the Honiara City during peak time and you would be lucky enough to reach Point Cruz from the China Town within ten minutes because of the traffic congestion. Its a headache for many drivers and commuters who are driving and…

Thank you Australia

THE Solomon Islands had been trying to join the Australian seasonal workers scheme some years back, but was denied. New Zealand stepped in and accepted the deal which resulted in many Solomon Islanders going to New Zealand to work over the past years. Former Prime Minister Danny Philip during last year’s Pacific Islands Forum meeting…

Positive result from Tina River Hydro welcoming

Its good to know from reports that the second phase of the feasibility studies conducted at the Tina River Hydro project is producing good result. As the Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Moses Garu has described, this is encouraging and significant for the country and its future. Now that the study had produced…