Hearts of Hope

Dear Editor – Last Friday the Island Sun newspaper featured two articles, complete with illustrations, of the inspirational work being done in Malaita by the charity Hearts of Hope HOH) in caring for well over a thousand young orphans and elderly widows. It was reported that the charity is already supporting 42 programmes across the…

Thank You Japan

Dear Editor – From the North Malaita committees, chiefs, church elders’, and former elites from Arnon Atomea C.H.S and students. To the government of Japan through its embassy of Solomon Islands grassroots and human security project grant. From the heart of North Malaita is located Arnon Atomea Community High School. I would like to stand…

International Women’s Day

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is next week, on 8 March. It is a time when the world joins together to mark women’s many accomplishments, but also to consider what more can be done to achieve gender equality. This will be my second International Women’s Day in Honiara. I will be joining groups from across Solomon Islands…

Bintan refutes fraud assertion

  Dear Editor – In the last two weeks of January and the first two weeks of this month (February), I was kept busy preparing and organizing White River Community High School to begin our year program. Despite a few hiccups to our school successful preparation cause by a few ignorant pupils who tried to…

Pass the Anti-Corruption Bill now

THE development of a nation is measured not so much by its infrastructures alone but also by the development of its legislation (laws) and subsequent enforcement. As rightly stated by Herman De Jager in ‘Importance of Legislation, 2000’ “Legislation is one of the most important instruments of government in organising society and protecting citizens. It…

Help need to ship hospital beds

Dear Editor – Having been appraised of an urgent need for at least 100 extra hospital beds at the NRH and at two provincial hospitals, one in Isabel and the other in Malaita, I am working closely with the Auckland based Charity Trust, Take My Hands (TMH) to secure those beds for the Solomon Islands…

Bintan refutes fraud assertion

    Dear Editor – In the last two weeks of January and the first two weeks of this month (February), I was kept busy preparing and organizing White River Community High School to begin our year program. Despite a few hiccups to our school successful preparation cause by a few ignorant pupils who tried…

Response to SINPF board news release

    THE filing for Bankruptcy by Enron the darling of Wall Street in 2001 with USD63.4 billion in assets was one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in US history.  The Houston-based energy company was the victim of the biggest audit failure with CEO Jeffery Skilling and his executives developing the use of accounting loopholes…

Our youth

Dear Editor – May I ask the government to critically look after the unemployment rate amongst our young people. You see them roam the streets of Honiara every day. This is because the government has done little or nothing to help them find meaning to life. These are educated young men and women. Some of them…

Schools get Japan’s assistance

  Dear Editor – Quoting the Solomon Star Newspaper – 27 February 2018. “Two schools in the country have received assistance from the Japanese Government through the Grassroots & Human Security Project Grant, facilitated by the Japan Embassy in Honiara. “The schools are Arnon Atomea Primary and Illia Primary Early Childhood Centre. “Arnon Atomea is a…