Don’t ignore weather warning

THE country is currently in a wet session. As a result we have been experiencing bad weather over the past weeks. The weather office has continued to issue weather advice and warning about the current bad weather in the country over the past weeks. At the moment there is a low trough near the Renbel…

MBIKE SHOOTING CASE

YOU would be forgiven for accepting what the police said about the Mbike Shooting case in 2014. Five people were arrested in 2015 in connection with the shooting and arson attack a year early on the Sun Express boat – a fast boat that transported 17 newly-elected MPs to Mbike resort on Gela, Central Islands…

Pacific unity at stake

The fall out in the Pacific Island Forum is now a subject of concern and heavily discussed by our leaders in the region. This happened after the members of the Micronesian Bloc decided to withdraw their members from PIF after their preferred candidate fail to secure the Secretary-General Seat. The controversial appointment of Henry Puna…

His legacy lives on

On Tuesday, the country paid tribute to Late Sir Paul Tovua following his death last Friday. To honour this great leader, Late Sir Paul was accorded an ‘Official’ Funeral on Tuesday where his body Lay In-State at the Parliament chamber. Leaders of the country and the public got the opportunity to pay their last respect to him. Late Sir…

Young rape victims must be protected

THERE is a growing perception that rape cases amongst young girls in our communities are on the rise. This perception appears to be true, judging by the number of cases being brought before the court in recent times and a number of reports released by police.  There are no figures to support one way or…

WHO CAN WE TRUST?

POLICE COMMISSIONER Mostyn Mangau dropped a real bombshell this week. More than $300, 000 entrusted to police have disappeared. The information was known to the police hierarchy since September last year. In October, a month later, when the box with a combination lock was finally opened, not a trace of the money was left. The…

WHY ARE WE SO CORRUPT?

SOLOMON ISLANDS ranked 44 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) survey announced last week. CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Last week, the wise men and women of Solomon Islands congregated to discuss a solution. The…