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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017


75th commemoration of the battle of Guadalcanal – Lest we Forget

DEAR EDITOR, ‘Bloody Ridge’ the site of one of the major battle sites during the six month long battle of Guadalcanal in World War 11 will be declared a national park next week. It is recorded that about 1000 soldiers died on Bloody Ridge adjacent to Henderson Field airport, the key prize during the fighting. From his book, ‘Where the Sun Stood Still,’ Don Richards gave an account of the Bloody Ridge encounter. This is what he had to say:- “For six months two determined foes were locked in aRead More

Provincial gov’t need boost

Cabinet urged to upgrade fundings to ‘reasonable levels’   PREMIER of Guadalcanal Province says provincial governments need more support to perform up to the required standard. Premier Anthony Veke said all the premiers are planning to meet with the Prime Minister to discuss pressing issues facing the provincial governments, especially manpower which is critically affecting the provinces’ performances. He announced that the recent premiers’ conference had suggested for Cabinet to increase grants to a reasonable level that would allow provinces to directly recruit specialists, whose capacities can be expanded throughRead More