Damages at Natagera village

Dear Editor – I was informed by mobile phone from Natagera village on Santa-Ana Island that on early Saturday morning 6th of May 2017 very rough seas associated with very strong winds and heavy rain badly devastated Natagera village shorelines, removing heaps of white sandy beaches and first line of sago palm houses were partly…

Time to regulate security firms

Dear Editor – By necessity, demand for security services has risen substantially after the ethnic tension era. Security firms emerged and increased in numbers as demand increased. That was a commendable development because the Police itself did not and does not have adequate capacity to ensure peace in every neighbourhood and within commercial and institutional…

Mother’s Day reflection

Dear Editor – I would be grateful if you could allow me some space in your editorial column to share my personal view about the Mother’s Day Event and celebration. Looking at the event, it still has its  fresh smell  in our country as it just get its popularity about  5 or so years ago,…

My experiences at Chung Wah

Dear Editor – When I ponder my experiences at Chung Wah, it gives me great satisfaction to share this. When I arrived in Solomon Islands, it was similar to my country Sri Lanka, tropical climate, warm & friendly people, the beautiful / serene sea. From one island to another island, from the Indian ocean to…

Great example of community policing

JIMMY Goufi faced the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he surrendered to police on Monday. The 23-year-old is charged with the murder of the Chinese couple whose bodies were found in their shop at Town Ground last month. Goufi was the guard providing security for the couple. He was also the same person who showed…

Ocean acidification is global warming’s forgotten crisis

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On a collision course

The shipping industry could undermine global climate efforts. But Pacific islands and EU nations are joining together to force them to change. THE international shipping sector sits outside the Paris climate agreement, yet it is a significant and growing source of carbon emissions. Unless it is controlled, shipping will undermine all our national efforts to…

Community acknowledgement

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could kindly allow me a space in your daily Newspaper to convey our appreciation and sincere thanks towards the St. George communities of Kolona Bari Siroa, Rauni, Kolaubola  Kela Komukea, Ngangare and Koivo. Spiritual celebration of Mother’s Day at St George Chapel Communities of North East Guadalcanal constituency. As…

Same-sex marriage

Dear Editor – We are form three students at Perch Christian Community High School next to the TAIWAN’S FARM – East Honiara. The purpose of coming to the media is to share and strongly express our feelings to our Christian Communities, Church leaders, Pastors, Priests, Evangelists, Church organizations and other Christian institutional settings throughout the…

Excessive rental cost

Dear Editor – I refer to your Issue No. 694 of Tuesday 16 May on the unnecessary exorbitant rentals incurred by the MRD for its offices. I agree with the Parliamentary Opposition that such expenditure is preventing essential government services to flow smoothly. I am one of the cases on point. I was a referral…