Towards better understanding of Man-Woman Partnership

PARTNERSHIP according to Thesaurus English is – companionship, relationship, alliance. For the purpose of my presentation, I will pick on the first two words; companionship and relationship. Companionship or relationship was and has been the very purpose, why God created Eve. God had already foreseen that Adam being by himself would experience extreme loneliness.  Thus,…

Water, sanitation issues needing support

Dear Editor – An overview of health in the Solomon Islands remains characterized by high levels of infectious diseases, including malaria, respiratory diseases, water borne diarrhoea diseases and an increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The latter, as I have consistently written about, because of changes in diet and lifestyle habits. Among the major determinants…

Turning tide against littering

Dear Editor – The problems associated with littering in Honiara are concerns that I have taken notice of for the past 21 years and when I read this week in the Island Sun that the Honiara City Council’s Health Inspector, George Titiulu, was again appealing for the public to take extra care in disposing of…

Same sex marriage

Dear Editor – Just the thought of it makes me want to puke. Like I wrote earlier in your paper, one thing leads to another. The ‘modus operandi’ used by the advocates of this issue is to promote it publicly through what we call human rights. Children’s rights, women’s rights, animal’s rights, Lesbian Gay Bisexual…

Praise for local RSE workers

Dear Editor – New Zealand fruit growers are full of praise for the seasonal workers from the Solomon Islands as quoted in a news bulletin broadcast by Radio New Zealand today, 7 June 2018. Quote: “We couldn’t have done it without you” – New Zealand fruit grower John Van Vliet was full of praise for…

Fishing village market

Dear Editor – For years there have been calls to close down the Fishing Village market area in East Honiara. It seems the Honiara city council administration had been powerless to take action. Its very frustrating each day just to get stuck in the traffic along the Fishing Village market area because vehicles were parking…

Shortage of Lawyers

Dear Editor – The recent news revealing that government experience shortage of lawyers is a mistake from those who do planning and scholarship awards to students attending universities under Solomon Islands government (SIG) sponsorship. I have to raise this because this problem as revealed from the office of the DPP shows that there is lack of…

BSP ATM services

Dear Editor – Can the management of Bank South Pacific (BSP) do something to improve its services. Monday was very frustrating for many customers who want to access the ATM services especially those in East Honiara. Since the morning most of the ATMs located at Kukum area and Panatina Plaza expressed their apology because they…

Betel nut stain decoration

Dear Editor – With much respect for this country’s fine cultural tradition of decorating public spaces by spitting red coloured betel nut stain all over them, I would like take this opportunity to kindly request that people refrain from decorating my car in this fashion. Others may not mind, but to put it gently, I…