Land reform

Dear Editor – I wish to comment on the Ten Steps for Successful Land Reform stated by McDonnell published on your paper on the 27th of August 2015. As an indigenous Solomon Islander and with a Melanesian background, I believe the  Ten Steps mentioned is  probably not applicable for the society like Solomon Islands at…

US and the Pacific

Dear Editor – According to a Radio New Zealand International news bulletin on 1 September 2015, the United States Federal Government will be sending a high-level delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum’s Post Forum Dialogue in Papua New Guinea next week. The US State Department has said the visit aims to emphasize the depth and…

Makili on land reform

Dear Editor – It is annoying for someone like Makili to condemn land reform experts trying their best to lend us their highly knowledgeable insights during the recent two days land reform summit. In his actual words, Makili asserted, “those experts don’t know anything about customary land.”. The question is, who is this Makili, anyway?…

Auki tar-sealing road project

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HRM Excellence Award

Dear Editor – While it is such an excellent idea to award Public Service HRM for excellent performance, the criteria of this selection process still remain indistinct, which raises serious questions of the integrity of the award. The “Excellence” terminology has a strong and significant meaning thus the recipients must deserve the award in the…