Cash bonuses for our winning athletes

Dear Editor – I read with interest in the suggestion that consideration be given to providing cash bonuses to our winning athletes at this year’s Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. It is an interesting proposition. In fact I was more or less inclined to support it. However, I have made a conscious decision not…

Ministers’ luxurious life-styles cost tax-payers!

Incurring cost which was not budgeted for by the government is a form of bad governance decision. In a media article this week the Parliamentary Opposition Group disclosed information that three Government ministers have owed the Heritage Park Hotel which could cost tax-payers of this country more than SBD $900,000. The three ministers are Hon.…

Govt’s felony against its own people

THE recent political and controversial decisions that the DCC Government has undertaken does not speak well of a Government that preaches change for this nation. The word change can only mean two things and that is positive change or a negative change from bad to worse. I for one observing and analyzing the recent events…

Who judge our judges?

IT depends on individual interpretations, but for me, I personally think court judges should be judged by the public. Judges are specialists who are good in their own tasks but they are humans too and their decisions should not always be trusted because they can be erred in their judgments at times and of course…

“An extraordinary speech PM”

The 37th Independence Anniversary Speech delivered by the Prime Minister was one of the most outstanding speeches of our time, a speech that would not be easily forgotten by many entrepreneurs, academics, diplomats and leaders of this nation.  Many people who have listened to the speech were commenting on it as a speech that was…

Encouraging rural Guadalcanal producers

Dear Editor – It has been reported via the SIBC that some forty four rural producers in Guadacanal have joined forces to better involve themselves in the newly formed Honiara Central Market Vendors Association. The National Project Coordinator for the UN Women Markets for Change project in the Solomon Islands, Gaylyn Purairana, has reportedly said…

West Papua: Not a bad start for Sogavare

WE all want our government to support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) bid for membership of the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Thursday responded to that call. The Government, he says, will vote to bring West Papua into the MSG fold on “observer status”. The highly anticipated announcement…

Kwaso

Dear Editor – It is with deep concern that this above illegal alcohol is causing so much problem in our country today. For a start, let me say the person who was responsible in coming up with the recipe of this product is partly to be blamed for causing this ever growing problem we now…

Familiar clichés

Dear Editor –  There were some familiar clichés used in speeches made at last week’s regional conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation in Honiara. It took the Prime Minister, the Hon. Manesseh Sogavare, to come up with the key words that a change in mind set is needed if women in the Solomon Islands…

Telekom’s Red Hot

Dear Editor – In one of the media outlets issued this week, a newspaper reporter clearly stated that Our Telekom company has decided to stay on to this newly introduced Red Hot marketing as it is more economical and benefits both the company and its customers. Furthermore, it makes it easier to enjoy the finest…