Cherishing media freedom

May 3rd each year is a date which ‘World Press Freedom Day’ is celebrated.  Its a time to commemorate the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise…

USP 4th campus

Dear Editor – The fourth USP campus is seen as a very important government project in the Solomon Islands. A $15.4 million ADB concessional loan, together with an ADB-administered grant of $1.5 million from the Clean Energy Fund, will finance the new campus. The USP Honiara Campus will provide additional classrooms, an ICT studio, science…

Recognising our women

TODAY is International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrated on March 8 worldwide to acknowledge the gains women have made over the years and to bring to light the issues many still face.  In Honiara and other provincial centres today, women’s groups have organised street parades to mark the day. The theme for this year’s…

WHERE IS MALAITA IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS?

FORMER Police Commissioner, Frank Short shares his view on how Solomon Islands has benefitted from the Australian Defence Cooperation Program. In his word, Solomon Islands has greatly benefitted for more than 30 years and more from the Australian Defence cooperation agreement with Australia which has seen the delivery of maritime patrol vessels to the Royal…

THE GOOD NEWS OF THE 4TH USP CAMPUS

We ended this week on a high note. After years of discussions, a false start, and so on, the green light has finally been given for the Solomon Islands to host the 4th Campus of the University of the South Pacific – a very important national project. Construction work will soon begin.  China’s State-owned Enterprise…