Voters registration in Choi, West

Dear Editor – In December 2017 the Electoral Commission has launched a voters’ registration exercise for the Choiseul and Western provinces. There were registration officers being recruited and engaged to conduct the registration. However, the exercise has caught many of the rural people by surprise. This is because there was no prior awareness or consultation.…

Doctor tired

Dear Editor – Early this month, a relative was referred from a rural clinic in one of the islands in the Western province for further medical check up at the Gizo hospital. The patient was found to have a medical condition by a visiting nurse from Honiara who was on vacation. So the nurse then…

Youth and development

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands has a young population and its rapid population growth rate means this trend will continue in the coming years. This presents a lot of challenges in terms of providing education and health services, risks in terms of large cohorts of young people being without income-generating activities, and opportunities for businesses…

Constant bad news

Dear Editor – ‘In reporting confidence comes with truth not spin.” Some years ago, I recall reading an article by a young Irish journalist, Seamus Conboy, writing in the ‘’The Journal,’ perhaps an Irish publication, when he said: “People have become so accustomed to bad news in recent years that good news is often lost…

Don’t blame the followers

Dear Editor – Why is the Malaita Kingdom Movement Leader blaming his followers and not take full responsibility for his very own actions? This is not a true character of a leader I for one would throw out support to and lay my life for. I have asked a number of his followers the days…

U19 soccer tournament

Dear Editor – It is interesting seeing our youths participated in the most recent Soccer tournament. I did not get to see the under 16 but I did saw almost all matches played at Lawson Tama. The following is my take on the teams; I agree that the best team was Malaita Eagles. This team…

Coaches to national teams

Dear Editor – This is my comment on the above issue discussed in one of the soccer groups on Facebook. I agree with the idea of empowering our local coaches to be National Coach in our National Teams. However, my conviction is that any coach appointed needs to successfully complete the OFC B licence one…

Bus fare

Dear Editor – This is a reminder to our bus owners who tried to increase their bus fare to $5. Remember that you will never be satisfied because “Your Desire is infinite, and the things you desire is finite”. In other words “our craving hearts will never be satisfied because our desire has no limit…

U19 soccer tournament

Dear Editor – It is interesting seeing our youths participated in the most recent Soccer tournament. I did not get to see the under 16 but I did saw almost all matches played at Lawson Tama. The following is my take on the teams; I agree that the best team was Malaita Eagles. This team…

Safety first

Dear Editor – The step taken by HCC to ensure that all public transport buses are safe and secure before they are given the green light to do public transport on the roads is a good move to begin the new year with. Let’s work together to follow the rules, policies, and practices of the…