Give our locals the top job

GOVERNMENT’S intention to appoint a local to head our police force is not a bad idea at all. It is just about time we do that. We have highly capable, as well as respectable officers within the force who can take on that role. They have gone through various trainings provided by Australia and New…

Please, end the strike

THE second teachers’ strike has entered its third week. We still don’t know how soon this will end. The Government has warned teachers to resume duty or face disciplinary action. Teachers in Honiara met over this threat yesterday. They refused to back down and instead blamed Government’s ignorance for the situation. Except for a few…

Gov’t please, end the strike

SO our teachers have resumed their nation-wide strike action. And the Government has chosen to remain silent in the face of this national crisis. This is unbelievable. The least this nation expects of its leaders is to step out and tell them whether their children will return to their classes Monday next week or not.…

Demanding huge compensations must stop

EVERYONE must know that compensation is not an opportunity to extort money or goods from someone or another party. Customarily, compensation is a bridge, a form of punishment which attracts reconciliation that is normally made to mend any problem between two people or parties. A person or party that committed wrong always pays a very…

Fellowship for our public officers

FOR the first time in the history of this country the government was able to organise a church fellowship program for its public officers. The country had seen the public officers engaging in social activities such as the inter-ministry league where public officers came together to compete in sporting activities. This is to address some…

Threats from guns still remains

The incident on Sunday which involved the alleged shooting of an Asian logger near Geza village, North East Guadalcanal sends a message. It means there are still guns out there in the hands of some people who are secretly hiding it in their possession.  When RAMSI arrived here just after the ethnic crisis, one of…

Royal visit is next

The Festival of Pacific Arts has gone. The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal has just ended. These two international events brought a lot of visitors to our shores. Now we look forward to the visit of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine. The royal pair are expected here on September 16 for…

The festival fever heats up-lets get ready

The excitement about the 11th festival of pacific arts (FOPA) is mounting. Honiara city over the past weeks and months has been busy preparing for this biggest regional cultural show. This is the first time Solomon Islands will be hosting this important event on our shores. As final touches are being made to the festival…

Support for Bonitos preparation

Following the successful hosting of the OFC nations cup in Honiara fortnight ago our national team – Bonitos received so much criticism for their defeat and coming fourth in the tournament. However they have qualified for the next stage of the world qualifying stage which will be held in September. And that is still a…