Corruption index launching set

Transparency International is set to release the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, this new week. Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, is going to release its 24th Annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 4.01 p.m. Solomon Islands time. Transparency International’s flagship research product, the Corruption Perceptions Index is…

Bêche-de-mer stocks falling

Malaita Province’s Principle Fisheries officer, Martin Jasper says the stock of Bêche-de-mer in Malaita has started to deplete and decline. According to Mr Jasper, this is due to the current over harvesting practise in many parts of the province.  Mr Jasper believes that once Bêche-de-mer harvesting continues for a period of time, the stock will…

“Immigration corrupt” 

Former officer cries foul COMFORT BABASIANAIn Gizo A former immigration officer claims he had witnessed so much corruption in the government system during his time. Richard Mana, 41, now resides in Gizo, Western Province, and runs his own small business. He told the Solomon Star between 2009 and 2011, three Asian girls were deported after…

Atoifi Health Expo impacts Temotu

WHILST family members have enjoyed their time over the Christmas and New Year season through celebrations, Atoifi Hospital engaged their nursing students and some of their nursing staff members to tour around few of the provinces.  Temotu, being isolated does not stop a 20 energetic group members comprised mainly of young people who risk their…

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…

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…