Hefty bonuses

Dear Editor – I write purposely to clarify to your readers’ the payment received by SIPA Board members. There are obvious incorrect information carried in articles ‘Hefty bonues revealed’ and ‘PS clarifies, admits hefty SIPA payment’ published in the Solomon Star issue No. 6139 and Sunday Star 2oth March respectively. As permanent secretary responsible for…

Social protection is key to tackle Asia-Pacific’s inequality trap

Rising inequality threatens to derail, from the start, successful implementation of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific region. Stronger, more equitable social protection will be critical in overcoming these challenges. New research by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) indicates that inequality, related to…

Scholarship saga

Dear Editor – I write to contribute my analysis on the response the Hon MP for West Makira constituency Derick Manu’ari clarification attempt to Mr. Charlie Kieu’s article in this paper issue. No 1122. First I appreciate Hon. Manu’ari’s attempt to make clarification because he is the center of the mess so to speak. Reading…

Survey by NPF, UNDP

Dear Editor – The SIBC news of 15/3/2016 on a joint survey by NPF & UNDP to include farmers, fishermen & agriculture laborers in the superannuation scheme (NPF) is a good idea for ordinary Solomon Islanders in rural areas. However, if the survey is positive I would like to suggest that the National Government to…