Workers head out to NZ

AS the orchards of New Zealand become ready for harvesting more and more of our local workers are now heading overseas to join hundreds of other Pacific Islanders in harvesting fruits from various farms and orchards. Fifteen seasonal workers recruited  under the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)  bound for the shores of the New…

Enjoying the wisdom of Solomon

A TRADE delegation from the Solomon Islands visited Australia recently, keen to promote their country as a top destination in the Pacific. The group met with various cruise companies in both Sydney and Brisbane to discuss opportunities to bring passengers to explore the islands next year with plans to redevelop and modernise Honiara wharf. Traveltalk…

Sunaone: I can make a better PM

A FORMER politician and intending candidate says he can make a better prime minister. Jackson Sunaone was responding to the current media debate as to who should be the next prime minister. “All I can say is I can make a better prime minister,” Mr Sunaone, brother of Solomon Mamaloni, one of the country’s former…

Our elected master

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: In the pigsty,squealing starving piglet are quietened by dinner residuesand decomposed leftovers, despised and cast off by the elated master. In the village, yearning needy voters are silencedby Waku-brand chainsaws and solar-panel replicasdespised and cast off by the elected master.  In the pigsty a pricy sowis let…

Politics and politicking

Dear Editor – On the outset, let me try and define what politics is. The definition is somewhat simple that it is often loosely used or applied. And when it is watered down in its usage and application it is often called politicking. But first, politics is about winning and using of power to govern…

Help for charity groups

Dear Editor – High Court judge, His Honour, Justice Pallaras QC has recently expressed his serious concerns over domestic violence in the Solomon Islands and the plight of so many women and young girls suffering violence and human rights abuse, especially, he said, as the Solomon Islands is a signatory to the United Nations Convention…

Former MPs face arrest

AS many as 26 former Members of Parliament (MP) in the last House are under active police investigation, with the arrest of two being imminent, sources close to the police investigation have revealed. They say this is part a clean-up campaign being waged by new Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast, who declared upon taking up office…

Nauru officers in final phase of training

SIX Nauru police officers who have undergone a public order management (POM) training program at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) academy are into their final part of their training after successfully completed the theory part of the training on Wednesday. Police chief Frank Prendergast said RSIPF is privileged to host the Nauruans and…