Unfair UN deployment

Dear Editor – Please allows space to cast my views on the unfair United Nations (UN) Peace Keeping Deployment selection process for RSIPF.  It looks as though the Commissioner and his two Deputy Commissioners were very unfair in their selection panel and interview process.  Those selected for the UN deployment were about five junior officers…

Schools these days

No longer meaningful these days Teachers highly qualified With little dedication and commitment Ministry of Education; a sluggish cucumber With too many systems that does not recognized The profession But lip service is the norm of the day   Students no longer; resources for Nationhood A revenue for the impious administrators Spending as they wish…

Land reform

Dear Editor – I wish to comment on the Ten Steps for Successful Land Reform stated by McDonnell published on your paper on the 27th of August 2015. As an indigenous Solomon Islander and with a Melanesian background, I believe the  Ten Steps mentioned is  probably not applicable for the society like Solomon Islands at…

US and the Pacific

Dear Editor – According to a Radio New Zealand International news bulletin on 1 September 2015, the United States Federal Government will be sending a high-level delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum’s Post Forum Dialogue in Papua New Guinea next week. The US State Department has said the visit aims to emphasize the depth and…

Tar-sealing of Auki road

Dear Editor – Thanks a lot for allowing this little bit of space for me to elaborate on the given subject that was highlighted above very clearly. There’s nothing new but I just want to stress some few reminders/advices to the Dalgro company that was given the contract to do the tar sealing on the…

Makili on land reform

Dear Editor – It is annoying for someone like Makili to condemn land reform experts trying their best to lend us their highly knowledgeable insights during the recent two days land reform summit. In his actual words, Makili asserted, “those experts don’t know anything about customary land.”. The question is, who is this Makili, anyway?…

Burns Creek community

Dear Editor – I wish to question why a visit the prime minister has promised to make to Burns Creek community five months ago has not taken place. At the beginning of the year the prime minister sent senior officers from his office to inform Burns Creek leaders of the prime minister’s intended visit. The…

Auki tar-sealing road project

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First youth market celebrated in Choiseul

Youths in Taro, Choiseul province celebrated their first Youth market on Tuesday. The Market took place during the 3 day belated international Youth Day celebration and the opening of the Province’s new Youth Sports Centre in Taro.  There were youth stalls selling youth’s creative products and awareness stalls from the Government and NGOs. Youth in…

Tao may have gone

Skyline director nowhere to be seen A CHINESE man who left an unpaid bill of more than $87,000 with Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara is believed to have slipped out of the country. Jason Liu Tao, of Skyline Investment Group, checked into the hotel on July 4 and was supposed to check out on 31…