Private View (332)
SOLOMON Islands politics resembles a game of musical chairs with serious costs for political stability and good governance.
Like most Australians, I love sport. In the small town where I grew up, sport was at the centre of community life. As a child, I played sport all year round: Australian Rules football, cricket, tennis, basketball, golf. And when I wasn’t playing sport, my friends I were watching it, talking about it, going for a run or kicking a ball around.
It is bound to happen. And anyone who claims to be anyone in the politico-resource sector control game knows it was coming.
The sentence handed down by the Magistrate Court against Ms. Selina Boso, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Rural Development, on the 25th September 2015 sends a strong message that information about the administration and distribution of Constituency Development Fund is a matter of public interest.
When you pick up the Solomon Star and read the section on “local news” we cannot just turn a blind eye on the increase of rape and incest cases and see children as little as eight years old roaming the streets of Honiara begging for money and food.
HONIARA, (ANZ) - In the Solomon Islands women have always played an instrumental role in their communities. In the small island nation of just over half a million people some 70 vernacular languages are spoken and a subsistence economy prevails.