Do something better this year!

New Years are often good times for making changes for a better individually, as a family, province and nation. Solomon Islanders need to take this seriously and start seeing New Year’s as a time to move even higher and excel. For far too long, we remain where we are and underestimate our capabilities and do…

Land dispute problem

Dear Editor – So much has been spoken about in the media by our MPs who mandated the political leadership in our nation on the issue of land dispute that occur within the 90 % of customary owned land tenure system that disturb the economic development in the country. This becomes the major factor that…

Temotu premier

Dear Editor –  It is sad to note the Premier of Temotu has tarnished our reputations in the media for no good reasons at all. We have no personal interest vested in this logging company. Our roles are clear in explaining the legal directives from the Ministry of Forest and the Ministry of Lands on…

Body of Pr Solly returned home

THE body of doctoral student, Solly Fa’amoana Tingili, has been returned to his home island of Rennell for burial. A Seventh Day Adventist Church pastor, Pastor Tingili, 50, was doing his final year doctoral studies in theology in the Philippines when he died on January 5 of cancer. His body arrived back Tuesday in Honiara,…

Calls to resolve tuna dispute

AS Pacific countries and top fishing authorities race against time to try to resolve an impasse with the US tuna fleet, there are growing calls for a more flexible and permanent solution. The US reneged on a deal worth US68 million, agreed to last year, because some members of the American fleet say they can…

Melanesians assured of rights

MELANESIAN communities around Fiji were reassured of their identity as Fijians and their entitlement to enjoy every right any Fijian must have. Speaking at Naviavia, Savusavu, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said their days of suffering from discrimination was over. “Equality is the most basic principle of my Government and we are all equal citizens of…

Hilly leaves for MSG election observer job

THE head of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Observer Mission to the Vanuatu snap election, Sir Francis Billy Hilly, left for Vanuatu last Friday ahead of the January 22 polls. The snap election, necessitated by the conviction and imprisonment of 14 of the republic’s Members of Parliament in October 2015, is scheduled for the 22nd…

Election workers waiting for pay

A GOOD number of workers involved in the recent provincial elections for Makira Ulawa Province are still waiting to be paid their allowances. One worker who asked not to be named said many workers feel frustrated; since they have yet to be remunerated for the work they did during the recent Makira Ulawa provincial elections…

Gov’t sponsored students urged to excel in studies

STUDENTS who are awarded Government scholarships to study in tertiary institutions this year have been urged to excel in their academic studies. Education authorities have encouraged the lucky 300 students to perform to public expectations by excelling in their academic studies.  Director of National Training Unit NTU Clement Tito told the students: “You are so…