Getting it done leadership

Last week we looked at the first of the purpose-oriented characteristics of leadership ‘A leader must be a visionary person.’ The second characteristic of a purpose-oriented leadership is ‘turning vision into action.’ It’s easier to be passionate about the future if we can visualise where we want to go and how we are going to…

Are we better off?

Dear Editor – We are almost two months into 2014 and if reflect on what we have been through till now, we would agree that life is going from bad to worst. We continue to experience uncontrolled goods price rise, increased school fees, lack of basic drugs in both urban and rural clinics, no more…

Moti and the ‘invisible force’

Dear Editor – It is high time that our leaders realise the fact that our sovereignty is being manipulated to fulfill the interest of someone Invisible. This “invisible force” that dwells within our system and influence our national leaders, senior government officials and the RSIP to do the wrong thing that perceived illegal and abuse…

Legality of Mungihenua logging

Dear Editor – We have been denied and deprived by our responsible authorities to address the legality of the logging operation in Mungihenua (West Rennell). A lot of rubbish has been dumped into the system in order to facilitate the greed and the shellfish interest of the Asian loggers who seem to expand its money-talk…

Baegu Aifolaa United Action

Dear Editor – It is interesting to know where is the current status of the Baegu Asifolaa United Action Association (BAUA) which was at full force at its initial establishment. I have been viewing this BAUA as a right way forward towards good governance in Baegu Asifolaa Constituency but since its registration, it lies dormant…

ABG backing mine talk

THE Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) has reinforced its commitment to support negotiations regarding the reopening of the Panguna mine. ABG President Chief Dr John Momis (pictured) said this during the Panguna landowners meeting with the ABG and stakeholders in Buka town last Thursday. The reinforcement stems from the K5 million per year allocation for 2014…

To’abaita shipping company

Dear Editor  – It was revealed that MP for North Malaita (To’abaita) Constituency was one of the recipients of Solomon Islands Government (SIG) shipping grant in December last year. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) exposed the timely information which appeared in Solomon Star edition No. 5420, dated 4th February 2014. SIG had paid a total…

Too many fishing boats in Fiji

There are simply too many ships fishing within Fiji waters for too little tuna stocks. This was the message Radhika Kumar, a representative of the Fiji Tuna Boat Owners Association who was a panelist at last week’s public lecture on Fiji’s tuna industry.   Kumar, who is also the general manager of Solander Pacific Limited,…