Ombudsman Bill 2016 Passed

Parliament has passed the Ombudsman Bill 2016 marking a new chapter in the fight against corruption within the Government ministries and agencies. The Bill tabled by Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare is one of the anti-corruption legislations the Democratic Coalition for Change Government has promised to get through parliament to address corruption. The others are…

Demand for shipping in Malaita high

One ship per day is not enough for Malaita. That was according to most of the Auki residents and travellers are saying during the current peak traveling time. Auki town was known as the only provincial town with the best shipping service in the country with ships available almost every day for those wishing to…

Police chief addresses business forum

Solomon Islands is a relatively peaceful nation after 14 years of the intervention by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). But in a presentation to the 9th Australian-Solomon Islands Business Forum in Honiara on Tuesday (25 July 2017), Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Matthew Varley said: “Social disadvantage, unemployment, lack…

Shame on thee

Dear Editor – Thank you TSI for the information Now here is my opinion. About the serve-myself Politician…   Shame on thee, you Greedy MP Dishing out favour to your family You were thrust into power, to help the needy Not to get the choice cuts for your family tree Coppa for my uncle, school…

Over population on Taro

Dear Editor – I wish to express my concern about the increase in the population and the various building infrastructures developments from both private and public sectors on Taro Island. The increase is turning the one and half square kilometer Taro island in Choiseul Bay in becoming over crowded. Half of the island taken with…

Ministry of Mines

Dear Editor – The Hon. Prime Minister must either sack the Minister of Mines or relegate him to dungeon whichever is quicker. Whereas everyone else might be doing it, they had brains to hide what they are doing. One wonders whether he has any or something that resembles one. He has brought a public office…

Govt rental payment

Dear Editor – The month July is now near the end and many of us are still standing in the queue to receive our rental payments for the houses used by the government officers. The delay of releasing these payments is very unusual. If my memory is still sound as it has always been ,…

Parliament access road

Dear Editor – I guess what the critics wants is where the finger pointing will rest on this issue thus, as responsible officer I must respond putting in the (National Parliament Office) NPO side of the story. The National Parliament of Solomon Islands (NPSI) experienced frequent adjournment of Parliament Sittings caused by lack of quorum.…