Inspiration

Dear Editor – Mostly, when I awake in the morning I greet my wife and look through our window at a pristine Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) and instantly day dream of the time when the Sound will be filled with images of winds pushing tri-cat sailing machines plying for destinies west and east of the…

What’s next after the dialogue?

WOMEN representing the 14 constituencies in Malaita last Wednesday met with eight of the MPs from the province. This was during a dialogue UN Women facilitated to allow the women leaders in Malaita to meet and express their views to the MPs. The dialogue aims to highlight the issues and concerns of women in Malaita to…

Women’s Forum

Dear Editor – The forum meeting that was held in the National Parliament from Monday 11th to Friday 15th June was really helpful for senior, young and aspiring women leaders. It provides a practical forum to expose women to the realities of policy making and parliamentary engagement. I would like to register a word of…

Plea for CT scan

  Dear Editor – Recently the Prime Minister Rick Hou took time on his visit to Taiwan to observe the working of a CT scan and expressed an interest in obtaining such an invaluable diagnostic tool for the Solomon Islands.   I would really urge the PM and the Solomon Islands government to do everything…

China influence

Dear Editor – There have been concerns over our connections with the Republic of Taiwan (ROC) and the mainland China. Its an issue which got everybody talking and raising their views. Some said, its time to pull out of ROC and join mainland China. However, there are others who opted for Solomon Islands to remain…

Thanks Japan

Dear Editor – Japan has done it again. This time it has stepped in to upgrade the Honiara international airport and its terminal. The Japanese government had funded this project in the past but now it had recognised the need to upgrade it given the increase population and flights into the country. This will certainly…

HOH dresses local babies

Dear Editor – It was especially gratifying for me to learn over the weekend that the Hearts of Hope (HOH) charitable organization, based in Malaita, had given more than 40 tiny babies sets of clothing, including shirts and caps. The event took place at the Auki clinic last Thursday. Most of the children who received…

Thought for the Week

The Church – Part 3 By Rev. Eric D. Maefonea (SWIM) Once again, I invite you to our continuing discussion of the above topic. Last week we looked at the birth of the Church and the pictures used in the New Testament to describe the Church. This week, we will discuss the criteria’s for becoming…

New airport terminal

So Japan is going to construct a new international departure terminal building for the country. The plan was unveiled Friday during the signing of the Grant Agreement for the Improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project. Under the project, the existing terminal building will be upgraded to cater for both domestic and international arrivals. The…