Great example of community policing

JIMMY Goufi faced the Honiara Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he surrendered to police on Monday. The 23-year-old is charged with the murder of the Chinese couple whose bodies were found in their shop at Town Ground last month. Goufi was the guard providing security for the couple. He was also the same person who showed…

Great things are happening at SINU

IT’S good to see great things happening at Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Although SINU is barely four years old, bigger and positive things are happening at our very own university. The ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, which signals the beginning of a $120 million building project, is the best and biggest thing to have happened…

A clear case of fraud

MANAOBA Airport in north Malaita reportedly cost the government $60 million to build. But some three years after the airport was completed, it was yet to open for business. The airport’s runway was not sealed. However, it was built to accommodate Solomon Airline’s Dash-8 aircraft. So it was a sizeable airport. The $60 million the…

Where are the anti-corruption laws?

AT this time last year, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced to the nation the DCC Government’s plan to tackle corruption. This was during the 2015 International Anti-Corruption Day event in Honiara. Mr Sogavare was the guest of honour at that event. The DCC Government, Mr Sogavare stated, has an ambitious agenda in the fight against…

What’s in the budget for the people?

SO the Government expects to collect and spend $4.1 billion next year. That was the 2017 budget Finance minister Snyder Rini handed down in parliament on Monday. “Building the nation’s resilience to enhance economic growth and service delivery”, is the theme of the budget. Mr Rini said it is a responsible, credible and sustainable budget…

Let’s use social media wisely

THIS has been an interesting week after last Saturday night’s crowning of the 2016 Miss Solomons Pageant. Camilla Grossmith, who was sponsored by King Solomon Hotel, was our new queen. We congratulate Ms Grossmith and wish her well as she prepares to stake her claim for the Miss Pacific Islands crown. Last Saturday’s crowning ceremony…