TSI on current issues

THE Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala, announced on Tuesday’s paper that the Governor General will make the Proclamation/Announcement of the date of election on the 5th of February 2019.  There is now a flurry of activities and a buzz in the voters of this country, political parties intending to contest the elections, supporters, and oppositions…

Why women must be in politics

By ELLA KAUHUEPresidentSolomon Islands National Council of Women WOMEN and men working together is important for development. “A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm.”  Jostein Gaader, Sophie’s World. “Development is not only about raising people’s incomes or reducing poverty, but, rather, it involves…

Managing the Public Service

Sisiolo spells out the challenges By TEDDY KAFO SHORTLY after his re-appointment as the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Public Service (MPS), Nego Sisiolo shed some light into the ongoing transformation programs he will and have done for the betterment of the public service sector. He revealed that the past governments, through their policies,…

Indonesia is cementing control over West Papua

By NITHIN COCAFreelance Journalist  EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came amid allegations that the military had used chemical weapons in airstrikes on separatists in West Papua in…

A step in the right direction

CREATING a collaborative environment where young entrepreneurs can develop business ideas, improve technical skills and learn from like-minded young business people is a step in the right direction to help address the high youth unemployment rate in the country. Coordinator of the Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI), John Wopereis made the statement when speaking…

Australia’s Defence Chief pays one day visit

THE Australian High Commission says it was delighted to host Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) General Angus Campbell, when he visited Solomon Islands, Thursday, on his recent Pacific trip. General Campbell, travelled to Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji and Solomon Islands from 20-25 January 2019. He was accompanied by the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police,…

MOVE TO RETRIEVE LAND

‘Suspected fraud in Henderson land dealing’ By ANDREW FANASIA   THE Commissioner of Lands Allan McNeil said that his office will retrieve a controversial Fixed Term Estate (FTE) allegedly sold by its suspended Commissioner to an Asian while the court is dealing with the newly constructed building next to the airport runway at Henderson. Mr…

Gina requests border management plan

WESTERN Province has requested a Movement Management Plan for our Country’s Western Boarder with the Autonomous Province of Bougainville. Western Province Premier, David Gina is calling on the national Government to design a management Plan on the sea border that lies between the North Solomon’s Province of Papua New Guinea along with Western and Choiseul…

Four Santa Cruz dove born in Singapore park

FOUR baby Santa Cruz ground doves were born at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore in recent weeks, making the park the first zoological institution in the world to successfully breed the highly threatened bird species under human care. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) said in a statement yesterday that the first of the Santa Cruz ground dove…

SHAKY TIES

DAP to review diplomatic relationship with Taiwan By ANDREW FANASIA DEMOCRATIC Alliance Party (DAP) will review the nation’s diplomatic ties with Taiwan if it comes to power after this year’s election. That’s according to the party’s manifesto, which was launched in Honiara on Tuesday. “We will embrace a ‘look north’ foreign policy while reviewing our…