Three Budgets of Deficits and Debts

With the introduction of new fiscal year (1 August – 31 July) for Fiji, we have completed an early round of three budgets presented to and passed by parliaments in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga for their respective fiscal years (1 June – 31 May) and (1 July – 30 June). Three other major Pacific island…

Concern on unlabeled goods

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen and consumer of processed goods, I am seriously concern with the fact that unlabeled goods are filling up shop shelves with no hesitation at all from authorities. If you could take a visit to the shops in the Honiara city, you’ll see that there are process goods that…

Students’ allowance

Dear Editor – At the time of this writing, there are individuals and families whose livelihoods are at stake as they depend very much on the allowances paid out to them by our government. The reason being that they have to wait till the results of those studying at USP Laucala campus are out. Already,…

Given in an win

Dear Editor – It is interesting following up on the recent arguments for and against the reconciliation and apologies made to the nation in the past week. Like Fr. Ngalihesi, I’d like to add that all these political wrangling and point scoring that is done at the highest level serves no one’s interest let alone…

The important role of an independent commission against corruption – [Road Works Contract Awards]

On 17th June 2016 Transparency Solomon Islands published an article titled “Anti-Corruption Commission may investigate allegations of corruption” and last week an article on the need for the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption being greater now than ever before with available information on approved recipients of the shipping grant 2016. The ensuring response from…