Maturity is expected of parents

STORY of a female student being assaulted by a staff of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) went viral on social media on Wednesday. Social media commentators were scathing at the SINU staff’s alleged action. The incident was said to be a result of an argument between the SINU staff’s daughter and the other girl.…

Disputes impede nation’s development

GWAUNARU’U Airport near Auki, Malaita, reopened Monday this week. This was after more than two years of closure due to disputes amongst landowners. The financial loss the closure had on Malaita as a province was catastrophic. Solomon Airlines, as the service provider, experienced similar losses. The reopening of the airport is not only welcomed news,…

Cease the shipping grant

CONGRATULATIONS to Northwest Choiseul Constituency and its Member of Parliament Connelly Sandakabatu. You have demonstrated to the nation what transparency and accountability is when you produced the first ever report on the $5 million shipping grant allocated to you. The shipping grant, managed within the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, has been in existence for many…

SIPA controversy must be sorted

WE all want the best for our international sea port in Honiara. So any reforms to achieve that must be supported by all. But the controversy surrounding the manner in which Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer Colin Yow is carrying out the proposed reform is worrying. The important role Honiara’s international sea…

Good on you Yow, thanks for supporting Kurukuru

On Tuesday the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer Colin Yow finally materialized his pledge to help the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) in preparing the Solomon Islands National Futsal Team for their Colombia World Cup Campaign. Mr Yow on behalf of SIPA sealed the deal with SIFF at SIPA office in the afternoon…

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…

A good move to stop corruption at lands office

LAND is a very important asset for this nation and many communities. People treasure land as very important for their future livelihood. And because of that, the demand for land everywhere remains a sensitive issue to talk and discuss. Most disputes between individuals, families, tribes, and communities has its roots to the land. In Honiara…

Advance preparation is crucial

FIJI is now picking the pieces Cyclone Winston left behind in its wake. The deadly category 5 storm that ripped through the island nation last weekend had left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. The death toll had risen to almost 30 and may increase further as the full extent of the devastation unfolds. It…