Flooding in Honiara

Dear Editor – I am reacting to the article in the Island Sun of August 7th about urban flooding in Honiara. It looks as if most of the blame is being put on to changes in the climate, which means it is not the fault of Solomon Islanders and there is not much we can…

Concetta Fierravanti – Wells’ speech

Sinking of HMAS Canberra Memorial Ceremony Honiara, Solomon IslandsWednesday, 9 August 2017 It is an absolute honour and privilege for John and I to be able take part in this service today. Last year, I had the honour to be here as we commemorated the 74th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Canberra. This year,…

NRH planned relocation

Dear Editor – It is expected the NRH Accident and Emergency Ward will be relocated to two temporary buildings in September to allow an inspection and assessment of the present A&E Ward for damage caused by last year’s earthquake. The planned move was announced in the National Parliament on Tuesday, by the Minister of Health…

NRH donation

Dear Editor – Thanks to the very kind and generous donation of a Brisbane based doctor and staff members of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Laboratory, also in Brisbane, the NRH has received 400 kilos of much needed equipment, including a bacterial incubator, a refrigerator, computers, a printer, scanner, a bath and some chairs. Delivery of the…

110 yr old to get medal

Dear Editor – According to a broadcast on Radio New Zealand International on Wednesday, and quoting Sir Bruce Saunders in Honiara, a local 110 year old gentleman, a former Coastwatcher during the battle of Guadalcanal in the Second World War, is to receive a medallion at the 75th Battle of Guadalcanal Anniversary celebrations. The medallion…

Congratulations Eugine Tekobi

The selection of Eugine Tepai Tekobi into the national soccer squad should make our Renbel province proud because he makes history for the twin islands who though the game was introduced to them sometimes after World War Two there has not been one selected to play at that highest level like Tekobi. Actually there were…

SIG financial woes

Dear Editor – What has become of the country’s finances? Much talk have been flooding the media on the state of government finances. Ironically, on the eve of RAMSI’s departure, financial discipline was well on its way to the doldrums.  The question remains: where have all the capacity development RAMSI has poured its resources on? …

Interference on a project

Dear Editor – Over the past two days the news that captured media attention was the undersea cable which will benefit the country. When the project was first proposed, I was excited about it. The signing was done around June 27th before RAMSI officially left on June 30th. At that time, Nick Warner was here…