SI should learn from Korea

Today more than 85% of the Solomon Islands live in rural area that include in the 3.3 billion people live in rural areas around the world. Rural development is therefore of vital significance if the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity” – is to become reality.…

Response to MMF’s claims

Dear Editor – Please allow me to respond to the article by MMF “MMF Defends Ports” from your edition of Monday 21st March. As you know my position is to only respond where there is inaccuracy in either content or reporting, so that a ‘fair’ view can be determined by your readership. Although MMF has…

Let’s share the Easter message

CHRISTIANS around the world will tomorrow celebrate Easter. This is an important event in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Christianity was built on Easter. Without the death and resurrection of Jesus, there would be no Christianity. It is on Easter that Christians built their…

Caucus hears Ports plan

Solomon Islands indigenous people are being urged to take ownership of their aspirations to develop the national economy thus improving their living standards and reducing the current high cost of living. The sentiments were made Tuesday (March 22) by the Chief Executive Officer of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority, Colin Yow while presenting the Ports’…

PMO apologises over statement

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) yesterday issued an apology as it retracted a press statement regarding the Court of Appeal decision between Axiom KB Ltd and Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) Ltd. A statement from the PMO said the Government Communication Unit on the sole advise of the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister issued a…

Dr Billy Fito’o, PhD in education

Solomon Islanders in Suva were in tears on Wednesday when the newest Solomon Islander doctorate degree holder, Dr Billy Fito’o was capped at The University of the South Pacific graduation ceremony. Dr Fito’o from Kwara’ae in Mala’ita Province did his research on citizenship education in Solomon Islands.In congratulating Dr Fito’o, one of his mentors, Solomon…

$7M Demand

Water source landowners demand payment of arrears Kongulai water source landowners’ trustees are demanding the government more than SBD$7 million in outstanding arrears for land rental. They want this to be paid up by this Friday, 25th March. Trustees claim the amount of $7,565,655 is to yet to be paid from $10,565,665 as arrears payable…

Japan hands over new clinic to Polo

POLO community, Polo ward, Choiseul Province has been officially handed over a newly built clinic on Thursday last week. Funded by the Japanese government with support from Choiseul Province Health division, the project was signed between the two parties in 2013 and has just been completed. More than $840,000 of funds was used to complete…