The forgotten teachers

Dear Editor – The practice is obvious again that the government is trying to defend its own interest by side tracking the teachers from being included in the review of the education act and the white paper as its final stages. The white paper has already pointed us in that direction. The tendency to blur…

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Dear Editor – The ANZ Bank provides valuable services to its customers throughout the Solomon Island and I have been associated with the bank’s excellent services and products since serving in the then New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) in 1972-1974) it is with respect, therefore, that I humbly request that the incumbent Manager of the ANZ’s…

Sabotaging the water source

FOR the past weeks the city had been going through water shortage. Many residents thought it was a direct impact of the El Nino. However, the city continue to experience rainfall at times, yet water cut becomes frequent. Not until an investigation was conducted by a team from Solomon Water on Sunday which uncovered an…

El Nino

Dear Editor – Its interesting to read in the news about the impact of El Nino that is going to affect the region. Solomon Islands is no exception with the dry spell now affecting many communities. There are already reports from communities about their water running low. In the city, there is also lack of…

Fred Erick Tehaka

Dear Editor – Please allow me to respond to a letter by Fred Erick Tehaka carried through this column on the 15th October 2015. I will be responding to each point raised by Mr.Tehaka against Hon.Lence Tagosia. A ghost? The intent of Tehakas’ letter was nothing less an attempt to publicly discredit our father and…

Everything is Eternal

Once again, welcome to our second session of discussion on the subject ‘Eternity.’ Last week I bring to your attention the thought that we live in a world where all things are temporary and passing away. The second thought that I want to bring to your attention this week is that we are all moving…

Celebrating our Sporting Culture

Like most Australians, I love sport.  In the small town where I grew up, sport was at the centre of community life.  As a child, I played sport all year round: Australian Rules football, cricket, tennis, basketball, golf.  And when I wasn’t playing sport, my friends I were watching it, talking about it, going for…

A bold & courageous move it is, but will it stack?

It is bound to happen. And anyone who claims to be anyone in the politico-resource sector control game knows it was coming. This week the DCC Government has fired the first salvo in a war of sorts that, win or lose, only the legal practitioners benefit handsomely. The Government announced that it was auctioning “illegally-harvested”…