Give our locals the top job

GOVERNMENT’S intention to appoint a local to head our police force is not a bad idea at all. It is just about time we do that. We have highly capable, as well as respectable officers within the force who can take on that role. They have gone through various trainings provided by Australia and New…

Please, end the strike

THE second teachers’ strike has entered its third week. We still don’t know how soon this will end. The Government has warned teachers to resume duty or face disciplinary action. Teachers in Honiara met over this threat yesterday. They refused to back down and instead blamed Government’s ignorance for the situation. Except for a few…

Gov’t please, end the strike

SO our teachers have resumed their nation-wide strike action. And the Government has chosen to remain silent in the face of this national crisis. This is unbelievable. The least this nation expects of its leaders is to step out and tell them whether their children will return to their classes Monday next week or not.…

Holding back women hurts everyone

TODAY is International Women’s Day, and a perfect time to reflect on why it is so important to promote gender equality in the Pacific. In the last decade: womens voices are increasingly being heard and more women are entering the formal workforce. And in the Pacific, political leadership has endorsed the Pacific Leaders Gender Equality…