Rare commodities

The Auckland City FC coach says a number of Solomon Islands players possess rare skills which are difficult to create. Ramon Tribulietx revealed this in an interview with the Auckland City FC media yesterday. He says the likes of Micah Lea’alafa, Jack Wetney and James Naka, are fast becoming rare commodities in a football world…

If I were?

Dear Editor – If I was contemplating going to the Solomon Islands as a visitor or a potential investor, today, what would I consider? I have to confess that I am not a wholly unbiased or impartial correspondent on the question because of my past time spent in the Solomon Islands.  I do have, however,…

Solomon soccer

Dear Editor – As usual, Solomon Islands soccer ranking keeps on sliding into the abyss. SIFF officials over the years have been responsible for most of the demise. However, FIFA, the governing body, bears a large responsibility for this predicament as well. Improving soccer standard and ranking on the FIFA table directly depends on the…

Workers Policy

Dear Editor – I am glad to note from a report in your paper that the Commissioner of Labour and his team are taking steps to review our current labour laws and policies.  Just a strong reminder to Mr Commissioner not to be too carried away by the ILO labour standards but to look at…

The rays come all the way

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: The rays come all the wayReaches my soul on the bayFixing nets to throw overThe sea on the first moonLight casts my shadow on the blue seaNot knowing whose sea is this now After it was signed into an MPABut I need the meat as proteinI suppose…

Time to say enough is enough

THE Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) is at it again. As though they have not awarded enough yet to the Members of Parliament, this year PEC has given the MPs tax free salaries, life-time pension, and a 3.5% pay rise. It was only two years ago that PEC increased MPs terminal grant from $100,000 to $400,000.…