MACFEST 2018 ends

Dear Editor – Everything has a beginning and an ending, and the MACFest 2018 was no exception.  It began on the 1st and end on the 10th July 2018. Congratulation to all our brothers and sisters from our Melanesian Islands of the Pacific and other neighbours of the region. Many thanks for their time with…

Being at 40

Dear Editor – Please publish the following: She was the prettiest of the pretty Well grounded well groomed Well nurtured well raised By well mannered guardian   Her supplies of resources incomparable Water sources rich and filled Forestry well covered in well sunlit territories Her marine resources diverse and wholesome   Her engagement well cared…

Fitting of prosthetic limbs

Dear Editor – Last week I wrote to your newspaper expressing my appreciation of the fact that a fresh start seems to have been made in making and fitting prosthetic limbs to the long waiting list of ex-NRH patients that previously had undergone amputations at the hospital as a consequence of suffering from advanced diabetes…

Solomon Power& Brazil

Dear Editor – I wish to refer to the second quarter final match between Belgium and Brazil on the morning of 7th July, 2018. When Belgium leads Brazil by 2 goals to nil, during the second half, Solomon Power vented its frustration on the supporters of Belgium by going blackout throughout Honiara. Are the Solomon…

Solomon Islands “The Pacific”

Dear Editor – Apparently Solomon Islands is a sovereign state but actually Iwould refer to it as “the Pacific” within the Pacific Ocean. Unlike most Pacific Nations, where its people are but only one racial group, Solomon Island is home to most all the racial groups that had inhabited Pacific Ocean. In Solomon Islands you…

Crocodile and shark

Dear Editor – For the last 40 years we have been living under the design of the crocodile and shark decorated with our logo to lead is to serve.  Nafu of two fala nao, can we replace them with some friendly ones? Turtle and kurukuru hao? Mr Designer these two bosses are killers. They respect…

Battle against plastic pollution

Dear Editor – The UK Government has earmarked 61.4 million pounds from the public purse to fight plastic pollution in the seas. British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the fund ahead of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in London a few weeks ago. At CHOGM she called on all of the 52 leaders present…

A true football loving nation

Dear Editor – Though the news is by now a bit outdated, I am writing to say how much I admired the Marist supporters in their match against Lautoka.  They were relaxed, friendly and welcoming, even though the hillside seat that I found might have been daunting to many fellow Europeans.  As it was only…

Support for Wickham’s call

Dear Editor – Transparency Solomon Islands has commended the provincial secretary Jeffery Wickham to call on the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) for an immediate audit of Western province’s coffers –before a new Western Provincial Government is formed. PS Wickham said funds have been misused and the only way to find out is to…

Putting words into action in the Pacific

  WORKING together to ensure economic growth, security and stability in the Pacific is at the cornerstone of Australia’s strengthened engagement in the Pacific as highlighted in Australia’s new Foreign Policy White Paper. For after all, Pacific island countries are some of Australia’s nearest neighbours; their sea lanes are our sea lanes; their security challenges…