Controlling Rhinocerous beetle

Dear Editor – Disturbing images were featured on the SIBC’s webpage tonight, Wednesday, of coconut palms affected by damage caused by the Rhinocerous Beetle at Reko Village on Savo Island. It is know the Rhinocerous Beetle menace has already ravished coconut palms in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal and dealing with the problem is proving…

Red Cross Strategic Plan

Dear Editor – The Secretary General of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, Thomas Bebeu, released the Red Cross Society’s strategic plan 2017-2020 in Honiara on Wednesday morning. Mr Bebeu said the strategic plan will give “clarity and sense of direction” to the organisation while it aims to reach about 200,000 Solomon Islanders with its…

Street selling

Dear Editor – I used to feel the same way my friend James Taranoa is feeling now, when I walked those same streets. I felt anger taking over, every time I saw what James is seeing now and was thinking of lodging the same sentiments to the authorities. Some citizens in the past have raised…

Kava export to US

Dear Editor – According to a news item broadcast by Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on Monday this week, Kava growers in Vanuatu are currently struggling to meet increasing demands for the ‘noble’ kava variety in the United States. According to the news item, more than 100 kava bars have opened in the USA in…

USP students accommodation

Dear Editor – From my own observation, I’ve seen that USP Laucala Campus is one of the universities in the Pacific region that registered the highest number of student each year and mostly the regional students. The current issue that many students are now facing is the problem in terms of accommodation. For Solomon Islands…

Concern over junior officers

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Central Provincial Gov’t

Dear Editor – I for one on behalf of the people of CIP wish to thank the CIP provincial government under the leadership of the current Premier Patrick Vasuni for what they have done in Tulagi. Tulagi town will have its first ever public toilet to complete soon and this will address sanitation problem faced…

How Vigilant are we?

Dear Editor – In the Bible, it is recorded how members of the Benjamin Tribe, have gang raped the wife of a Levite, for a whole night that she died as a result. And in the morning, when the Levite found that his wife was already dead, he chopped her body up into 11 pieces,…

Concern over Valasi ward MPA

Dear Editor – Could you please spare me a column to briefly express my concern on our current Provincial Member for Valasi Ward, East Central Guadalcanal Constituency, Godfrey Raubola. Four years on the throne is about to lapse. The people of Valasi Ward are eagerly waiting and wishing to know if the Guadalcanal Provincial Government…

Thanks Japanese volunteers!

Dear Editor – I would like to take the opportunity through your newspaper of expressing my personal gratitude and thanks to four Japanese volunteers who will be leaving for home very soon after undertaking two years of voluntary work in the Solomon Islands. Mr Yusuke Nishiyama, a science teacher, worked at the ArnonAtomea school in…