One Link

Dear Editor – This is a brief statement to clear the air around rumours and unhealthy narratives surrounding One Link Pacifica on Social Media and recent news by SIBC and the Solomon Star. We want to reaffirm our position as agreed in our consultation that working on the formality of the schedule of payment commences…

Coronavirus route to SI

Dear Editor – If the government is serious about addressing the threat of coronavirus from entering the Solomon Islands, then all the possible routes for its entry must be stopped. One highly possible route for coronavirus to enter the Solomon Islands is through Rennell.  This is because ships come directly from China, the birthplace of…

IWD 2020

Dear Editor – I would like to pay tribute to our ladies.  A lady by her lifestyle. Not just a woman but a lady. A lady is a woman, but not all women are ladies. She’s made a woman by birth, but become a lady by her lifestyle. She’s refined, polished and well-spoken. She’s respectable, classy…

Eradicating malaria 

Dear Editor – When Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare met with his Papua New Guinea counterpart, the Hon James Marape recently in Honiara the pair talked about the need to eradicate malaria which affects both Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Malaria is a debilitating sickness that can make strong, healthy adults bedridden for weeks and…

‘Spirit of Solomons’ more than an aircraft but a legend symbolising courage, ingenuity

Solomon Airlines new flagship, an Airbus A320, aptly named “Spirit of Solomons” arrived at Henderson International Airport on Saturday afternoon. The new aircraft recently underwent painting and seat installation in Townsville, Australia. The arrival of the aircraft comes at a time when the Solomon Islands, like so many other countries, is facing the threat of…

Kotalewala is not a ‘do-gooder’

By WILLIAM BARILEFormer CEO, SIPA THERE is a time and place for all things worthy of publicity.   The incumbent Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotalewala could not have erred more on both scores.   The sweeping statement made Wednesday 18th December on page 3, Issue 2434 of The Island Sun Newsaper; to…

One Link

Dear Editor – If I may share a few thoughts on the above topic which appears every day after the CBSI intelligence press conference last week.  Firstly, I concur with few citizens who have expressed their views regarding the way the so-called ‘CBSI intelligence team’ seems to do their work.  Obviously, I believe the work…

Poor shipping service

Dear Editor – I wish to express my dissatisfaction after I boarded Fair Lady from Honiara to Auki on Monday this week. I am not satisfied with the services provided inside the ship because it does not have a canvas at its back-top area. As a result, those of us sitting in the area and…