Good Governance

Dear Editor – I would appreciate if you allow me a Column in your newspaper to highlight my momentary perspective on Good governance. Good governance is about how best the public manages its resources and affairs. Leaders should be accountable to the needs and interests of the citizens, and carry out their duties with great…

Cocoa aiding rural women

Dear Editor – Cocoa produced in Isabel Province by Cathliro Commodities Development (CCDL) has been showcased at the Pasifika Festival aided by the Pacific Islands Trade & Investment Pacific Path to Market Programme. CCDL is a cocoa producing company, locally owned and managed by Diana Yates. The company has been in operation for 6 years.…

The Baha’i New Year

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands’ Baha’is Celebrate Naw-Ruz, the New Year, B.E. 174, Monday, 20 March 2017. The Honiara Baha’i community’s programme begins at the Baha’i Centre at 9:00am. Monday is a Baha’i Holy Day on which work is to be suspended. The Baha’iEra, B.E. 174 is coincidental with the Gregorian calendar 21 March 2017.…

Binge drinking

Dear Editor – After 20 years of closely monitoring societal issues in the Solomon Islands, both on the ground and from afar, I am increasingly alarmed about the high rates of alcoholism manifested in the reported increasing incidences of domestic and family violence, drunk driving, communicable diseases, crimes of violence, including wounding, and cases of…

Traffic statistics

Dear Editor – The latest statistics of traffic accident released to the media by Inspector Brian Surimalefo of the RSIPF’s Traffic Branch, are quite shocking to read. Inspector Surimalefo revealed that there were more than 300 road traffic accidents in 2016 causing injury to a hundred-plus victims and 5 accident fatalities. In the first three…

Street selling

Dear Editor – Every day I went past Honiara main business hub, I could see that there are business people who continue to sell their products outside their stores. One thing that keeps me wondering is if these business people are allowed by the Honiara City Council to carry out their business outside their doors.…

Food crops and land

Dear Editor – It was reported that a ‘back garden project’ is currently underway at Voruvoru in Northwest Choiseul. The project is under the careful supervision of the Climate Change Officer, Samson Koneke, as part of the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change and Adaptation Programme (CHICCAP). The project is said to be aimed at raising awareness…