Why resign?

Dear Editor – Hooray! They did it again. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Bodo Dettke and Douglas Ete for topping the record of resigning from the government. They did it in the last government, and now they did it again like former MPs Martin Sopage and Mark Kemakeza, who topped the list…

New SSPM

Dear Editor – He may be eligible but I am maintaining my worries about his suitability. From a similar posture from the Prime Minister’s Office previously, I am alleging that this person was a poor representation of that Office on the Task Force charged with formulating the Integrity and stability Act. As a result feedback…

Motion of no confidence

Dear Editor – Please publish the following: In the hapi isles, this is the prime Development throughout the ages Let them ask themselves Is it legal to destroy the forward motion? Of the DCCG whose plans Are yet to be reality on the ground   This nation tired of the megalomaniacs Who covered themselves in…

Kiloe: mining, curse and blessing

CHOISEUL premier Jackson Kiloe says mining development in the country can be a curse or a blessing depending on how we do it. Premier Kiloe highlighted this at the national mining forum this week. He said development such as mining in this instance can be a curse and a blessing at the same time. “Whether…

MPs urged to show loyalty

LOYALTY is a virtue that all members of parliament should possess, a school teacher Peter Tahiliu says. Mr Tahiliu was referring to the seven ministers who resigned last week from the DCC government. He said the seven showed no loyalty to their leader Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. He stated loyalty is a virtue that can…

USP health week ends

THE University South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus Health Week & Family Day ended yesterday with a directors’ Zumba held at the Multi-purpose hall. The week-long event, which provided students and staff the opportunity to discover that they live a healthy lifestyle, has been described as worthwhile and notable. The one-week event brought together staff and…

Deputy Speaker’s post vacant

THE position of the deputy Speaker in the National Parliament has been left vacant. This followed the elevation of Central Honiara MP John Moffat Fugui to become Minister for Education. Mr Fugui was the deputy speaker until this week when he was sworn-in to take up his ministerial appointment. Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu, announced…

Experts meet on disaster resilience in the Pacific

NATIONAL Disaster Management officers from 15 Pacific Island countries gather in Fiji on Friday to review their successes and challenges in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters in the region, such as Cyclone Pam. The European Union supported Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) project is bringing the disaster managers together…

Renbel assembly to meet Nov 6

RENNELL and Bellona Provincial Assembly meeting is rescheduled for 6 November 2015 to give time for the premier and his three executive members to attend. They failed to attend the meeting when it opened on Thursday. The Office of the Speaker said they want all members of the provincial government to attend the meeting, particularly…

Gov’t commits to reforming mining

MINES and Minerals minister, David Dei Pacha says the government will review the Mines and Minerals Act. Mr Pacha said the main areas of focus in the reform program cover the processing, negotiations, compliances, royalty and managing and protection of the environment from effects of mining. He pointed out that the reform will thoroughly take…