Out students in PNG

Dear Editor – It is interesting to see what has transpired resulting in our students returning home. As one who had the same experience some 23 years ago at the same place, I can say that we were directly at risk at that time. The period was the Bougainville crisis and our now defunct ‘Field…

Let’s wait: truth will come out

POLICE are currently dealing with a highly sensitive case. It involved the death of David Saemala, 23, in police custody, Monday this week. David was the last born son of former Langalanga MP and one-time diplomat, the late Francis Saemala. According to police, David was arrested on Friday and detained at the Central Watch House…

Vanikoro alleged attack, arson

Dear Editor – Your newspaper yesterday carried a report of alleged burning of machines, equipment and a growth centre at Vanikoro last Sunday. If the report is substantiated it raises serious concerns because I personally relayed information to RAMSI’s Special Coordinator , via RAMSI’s website, on two occasions prior to the arson attacks, after receiving…

What’s next for peace ministry?

IN a few days, the national government will stage the week-long National Healing and Apology programme in Honiara. The event will run from July 1 to 7. The government expects the programme will bring to an end the sad chapter of the ethnic tension, and open a new page for the country to move forward.…

God Works through Adversity

Once again, welcome to our continuing discussion on the topic ‘Growing through Adversity’. This week, we will look at another aspect of adversity from God’s perspective. One of the big questions often asked by people, “Where is God when it hurts?” Our response to this question could either draw us closer or away from God.…

Moving on from our past

THE Government plans to host a national reconciliation ceremony next month. The week-long National Healing and Apology programme is scheduled to be held in Honiara from June 30 to July 6. It will start with a National Peace March, to be followed by a powerful speech from Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The aim of this…