What’s next for peace ministry?

IN a few days, the national government will stage the week-long National Healing and Apology programme in Honiara. The event will run from July 1 to 7. The government expects the programme will bring to an end the sad chapter of the ethnic tension, and open a new page for the country to move forward.…

Brexit, a move threatening an end to globalisation?

CAN Brexit go so far as to threaten an end to globalisation? Probably not. It’s true that Britain has voted to withdraw from the European Union and return to its former self, both politically and economically. However, the narrow margin and the voting pattern in last Thursday’s referendum in the world’s fifth largest economy seems…

MP clarifies proposed development at Vanikoro

THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Temotu Vatud has come out boldly to clarify the proposed development at Vanikoro Island recently, which however went out of hand and resulted in an immense dispute. This came after this paper published an article earlier, stating that machines have been loaded on to a barge bound for the…

PINA boss encourages media to be empowered

PACIFIC Islands News Association (PINA) president, Moses Stevens has encouraged national media associations to be empowered to give strong voice for PINA. Stevens stated this when he met with members of Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) last Friday before his departure to his home country in Vanuatu. He said…

Dispute deepens

Machines and equipment burnt, looted at Vanikoro THE dispute between villagers of Vanikoro Island in Temotu province and their Member of Parliament (MP) for Vatud Constituency has taken a severe twist, when machines destined for a growth centre at the Island was reportedly destroyed and burnt up, Sunday.  Recently, villagers and chiefs from the Islands…

The importance of ward profiling

A private consultant says the importance of ward profiling is vital to the implementation of development projects, by the government and NGOs (Non Government Organization) in our rural communities. Samson Maenuta made the comments during a short visit by the Solomon Star and the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) to…