Probe Blue boats report

Dear Editor – In relation what appeared in the Star and online, the RSIPF is aware of this and an investigation going into, “Blue Boats sighting off the Coast of Anuta Island, Temotu Province recently”. The Police (RSIPF) is appealing to members of public and communities who may have any further information about the matter…

NRH site

Dear Editor – Instead of moving the National Referral Hospital to the proposed new site behind Lunga power station, why not do what the people next to the present site did and reclaim the shallow sea in front of the hospital? Pacific Casino have also reclaimed a lot of land as well as many other…

Renbel projects

Dear Editor – Something that the current provincial government should take it hard and ensure that this trend is stopped immediately. Records confirmed that since then the projects in Rennell and Bellona seem to continue failed without stop. A number of factors but let me suggest that one reasons was the lack of mechanism that…

Help to San Isidro

Dear Editor – It was revealed in the Star newspaper today, Friday, 24 March 2017, that the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) had contributed S$497,357 to the San Isidro Centre in Ariligo to help build two new dormitories to accommodate handicapped students while learning trade and life skills. The information on the payment came to notice when…

Unhappy patient

Dear Editor – I refer to the article ‘Unhappy Patient’, published in your newspaper on 20 March 2017. The article called on the responsible authority to ensure that medical teams visiting the Solomon Islands are able to carry out their tasks responsibly. As the responsible authority for registering and supervising doctors and dentists in the…

Family Violence – Problem blong iumi evriwan

NEXT week marks the one-year anniversary of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The government and the people of Solomon Islands should be congratulated on this landmark legislation. The Act is important because it sends a clear signal that family violence is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. It also establishes important new rights to protect people from family…

Rate of ocean warming quadrupled

THE buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new research. The paper, published 10 March in the journal Science Advances, is the latest effort to piece together current and historical measurements from ships, self-propelled floats, satellites and even seals to get a…

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…