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February 19th, 2020
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PLANS TO REVIEW CASE

February 19th, 2020
PSO plans on reviewing Vokia’s judgment By ...

Fire left families ...

February 19th, 2020
TWO families in Gilbert Camp, East Honiara are ...

Firimolea confesses ...

February 19th, 2020
One of the recaptured prison escapees Frank ...

Saudi envoy meets PM

February 19th, 2020
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare recently ...

Sofu survives ...

February 18th, 2020
ELECTION petition case against the Member of ...

Govt’s response to ...

February 17th, 2020
A village elder from West Rennell Jimmy Festus ...

“Our very own Movie ...

February 16th, 2020
Change Maker's Story By Paoa FM News   He ...

‘Deal with stranded ...

February 16th, 2020
An outspoken Civil Activist Lawrence Makili has ...

Fundraising drive ...

February 16th, 2020
FOLLOWING the launch of a fund-raising drive in ...
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Gold ridge: A saviour or nighmare?

It was 6pm on a day in March 1996. And Kevin Riria Malopo, a landowner at Gold Ridge, Solomons’ only commercial gold mine outside the capital Honiara, remembers it well.

Fourth Estate relations

LAST week, I spent an hour with journalism students at the University of the South Pacific during their Friday Forum session; a talanoa session during lunch-hour.

A few more eulogies, please!

Last week, with many others I attended the funeral service of Fr John Lamani. It always comes as a shock when someone you know dies.

Effect of the outcome-base education

I would like to raise some important aspects of the ‘Outcome-Base Curriculum’ or Outcome Base Education (OBE).

No Rennellese will be rich from logging

The belief by some Rennellese that logging will make them rich is really a joke. The truth is logging will not only going to destroy Rennell biodiversity, but it will also cause huge financial loss to the people in terms of hewing their logs and the destruction of the environment.

OBE is not sustainable in SI

There might be merits in OBE but what concern me most was the lack of consultation and proper debate on OBE and the speed at which it was introduced. OBE will affect the future of Solomon Islands in a drastic way, either for good or for worse.

Reforming the LCC

 

THE Leadership Code Commission urgently needs to be reformed.

NPF for whose interest?

It can choose to be transparent and reveal all or wait for the legal challenge or a Commission of Enquiry, or both, to unravel its callous handling of the Members' Fund. 

‘Aust Government should not divert foreign aid’

The aid sector gasped this week at the news that the Australian government would divert $375 million of foreign aid away from helping the world's poorest people towards meeting the costs of supporting asylum seekers in Australia. This decision, perversely, makes Australia the third largest recipient of Australian aid.

‘Check out the SI, Aus should rethink aid’

Australian Aid at all destinations should be reviewed, perhaps through a Royal Commission.