Transforming Failure into Trust

Our text for meditation this week is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your hearts, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (NKJV). Sometimes I feel I stack up all my failures and take roll call every night. I keep them…

Wake-up call for PM

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo may be right. He is not obligated to bow down to calls from civil society groups that asked him to stand down. But he and his advisers need to take stock of the sentiments and concerns raised by these groups. For the concerns they raised are legitimate and real. The…

A fine gift from NZ

THE country took delivery of a fine gift from the New Zealand Government last week. This was in the form of the newly upgraded Munda Airport and the Gizo-Noro paved road in Western Province. Nusatupe Airport near Gizo, which is currently being upgraded, also comes under this project. In all, the New Zealand Government donated…

Cargo mentality in Solomon Islands politics

Those of you who are familiar with historical and other related written records of the past will be able to realize that there has been a considerable preoccupation on research and studies relating to cargo-cult ideologies and practices especially in Melanesian shores. Some of these were expressed upon the foundations of extreme religious movements that…

Congratulations to Our Telekom

Sunday marked the 25th years since Our Telekom started off as a company on July 21st 1988. Being the only telecommunication provider until 2009, the company has come along way in providing  telecommunication to the people of Solomon Islands. This services comes in the form of landline, mobile phone, internet, fax and other communication services.…

Insecurity looms as RAMSI pulls out

It was Sir Peter Kenilorea, then Prime Minister, who declared at the flag raising ceremony outside the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York that as of July 7, 1978 Solomon Islands stands equal with all the other UN members. That was when Solomon Islands gained political independence from Britain after 83 years. Things were looking…

Challenging the TRC’s findings

THE report of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission, all five volumes, have been released unofficially by the editor of the report, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Terry M. Brown and uploaded to the internet for all to see and read. Fr. Brown’s action in releasing the report has been variously described as un-procedural and…