Shocking state of Panueli Clinic

Dear Editor – SIBC news reported the shocking state of the Panueli Health Clinic on Savo Island. The clinic is needed to support a local population of 4000 but it is said to be ravaged by white ants, at the point of collapse, has no electricity, no toilets, unreliable water supplies and only one full-time…

SIWIBA accounts audit

Dear Editor – It is a great concern to see the government just giving away to SIWIBA a large amount of public funds to host its awards night.  This is just purely waste of tax payers’ money which should have been wisely used to support women venturing into real business activities.  I hope there is…

Nickel deposit on Bugusule land

Dear Editor – The women and children who own the Bugusule land on San Jorge Island, Isabel Province, welcome any decision from the Government for an international tender so that a genuine company can be selected to mine the nickel deposit on our land. Straight after we signed the surface access agreement in 2014 one…

No more violence

This week our people and country of Solomon Islands will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Solomon Islands Family Protection Act. I must take this time to wish our people, government and country a blessed and joyful congratulation, and wish every family God____s blessings for the years ahead. In an era where we see tonnes…

Drone on delivery mode

Dear Editor – In Radio New Zealand’s ‘Dateline Pacific’  broadcast this Monday evening, 25 March 2017,  it was claimed  that, in a few years, there could be the possibility of vaccines and other medical supplies delivered rapidly to remote outer islands in Vanuatu by drones. The Vanuatu Government, along with the United Nations children’s agency,…

Correction

Dear Editor – Please make a correction in your next publication in reference to the Media Release ‘PM SUPPORTS ICRC’S PROPOSITION FOR PARTICIPATION AT PIF OPEN SESSIONS’. It was the Head of ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation in the Pacific, Mr Alfred Grim, who made a courtesy call on the Prime Minister and not the…

Logging saga

Dear Editor – According to a recent news item on the SIBC, the Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Forestry has stopped issuing licenses to new logging companies. The Permanent Secretary of Forestry, Vaeno Vigulu, said stopping the issuing of new logging licenses was a move to control the industry and the measures would be implemented under…

Votes for women

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Time to express thanks

Dear Editor – Last Friday, 24 March, 2017, the Australian High Commission in Honiara issued a press release to coincide with the first anniversary of the introduction of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The press release went on to mention the referral services of the SeifPles Crisis Centre, the Family Support Centre, the Christian Care…