Service of sociologist needed in RSIPF

SOLOMON Islands as nation had requested the service of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) into the country in 2003. This was as a result of the ethnic tensions the country had gone through at that time. The coming of RAMSI had contributed a lot in seeing the national government able to provide…

Taking the fear out of volunteer work

DON’T burry your head in the sand and hope someone will magically fix your (community, society, family, youth, money) problems. Start dig up information that others have missed out. Knowledge is power – it brings creative idea or brings good news from faraway. It is an investment that brings great rewards and will open the…

Rest in peace innocent one!

A PHOTO of a fully-formed dead baby was posted on social media yesterday. It was a gruesome and heart-breaking photo of an innocent child who, unfortunately, was not given a chance to have a go in life. Police believed the baby – eight to nine months old and freshly delivered – had been pulled out…

Legal process to reclaim MV Sunrise 1

Dear Editor – Please allow me to contribute to an article on the above topic authored by George Fafale who is the late Martin Magga’s acquaintance. However, my contribution will be restricted on the basis of my involvement as the Secretary of the Temotu Pele Shipping Line Ltd (TPSL).  Generally, the issue of the sale…

Solomon Airlines making losses

Dear Editor – The controversial issue that hits the mainstream media in the last few months has taken a new twist. The popular social media platform FSII has exposed the lucrative salary paid to the current CEO despite poor performance of Solomon Airlines. The Solomon Airlines Board Chairman has defended the CEO saying “We are…

It really is an Easter surprise

NOT many of us realise this but everyone’s watching us.  For example, the article which appeared in this newspaper last Wednesday is now beginning to catch the attention of some in the international community. The article in question is the announcement of sorts by the Democratic Coalition for Change [DCC) Government that a raft of…

TSI applauds MOFT: Procedures must be followed

EFFECTIVE award and management of government contracts is critical for quality service delivery and achieving development outcomes. Recently, a public procurement notice was published by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) declaring that contractors used to provide the service and maintenance of Honiara International Airport and the 21 provincial airports have expired since September…

West Papua: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

As Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs minister arrives in Honiara today, West Papua’s representative to the United Nations and former political prisoner, HERMAN WAINGGAI, provides the background to Indonesia’s occupation of his beloved country: NEW Guinea, the world’s second largest island, sits on the Pacific Rim, a few degrees south of the equator and approximately 150km north…

The obstacle to developing Malaita

MALAITA provincial executive met the new government for the second time this week. The first meeting was between premier Peter Ramohia and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The second was between Mr Ramohia and his executive and deputy prime minister Douglas Ete. Both meetings discussed proposed development projects for Malaita. Premier Ramohia, who assumed power for…