Marking of national examinations

The national examinations happened every year and marking of these papers is one of the important components of the process in which students’ selection into another level of their education is decided. This tireless work usually is carried out by markers whom majority of them were teachers. Before deliberating on the main issues I want…

Sogavare is back in charge

MANASSEH Sogavare will lead the country again for the next four years. Parliament gave him the mandate during yesterday’s election. We join well-wishers to congratulate him on his victory. Mr Sogavare is not new to this job. In 2000, the East Choiseul MP took over the helm of the nation’s leadership after then prime minister…

Congratulations Freda!

Dear Editor – On behalf of our families, relatives, friends and supporters, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for your success in the recent National general elections for Vatud Constituency. Congratulations, your victory can be attributed to the following factors: It’s a Devine call – And you have made an accurate…

So reassuring at last

Dear Editor – Sogavare for the PM Job. It was indeed refreshing to see and read the Solomon Star front page on Wednesday that one of our dedicated and most loyal Members of our Parliamentary Democracy may become the next Prime Minister. Also very comforting were the composition of academics, experiences and heavy weights in…

Not music to my ears

Dear Editor – Surely I am not the only one who thinks those vehicles that can be heard coming from hundreds of meters away are a menace to society. You know the ones I mean. They are the cars usually driven by young men who like to announce their presence on the road by pumping…

Elections features

Dear Editor – Your readers might be interested in some of the facts that the recent general elections have revealed when the statistics are examined more closely. The base statistics used for the following analysis is sourced from the “national general elections 2014 results” in the Island Sun Issue No.1845, for Thursday 27th Nov. on…

Political party executive favouritism

Dear Editor – In the current lobbying frenzy to form a new government, high and important positions are being offered to office bearers and executives of political parties in the negotiations. The Speaker is one such position being prostituted about. No doubt there would be others. This is not good for the country. Firstly it…

Freedom

The Bible says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will free indeed” (John 8:36). The subject before us deserves our attention. It should ring in the ears of every person like the sound of a trumpet. We live in a nation that embraces the ideology of democratic freedom. We have personal freedom, civil…

Campaigning in Honiara

Dear Editor – The gentleman who was campaigning in West Koloale the other night should get his facts straight before he starts to make noises. West Koloale is mostly an SIEA compound and connected to the same line as the NRH. The area only suffers from power cuts as we all do in Honiara and…

Serve One Another, 3

Once again, I invite you to our continuing discussion on the ‘One Another’ sayings of the New Testament. This week we will look at the sixteenth of the ‘One Another’ sayings and that is to “Serve One Another” (Galatians 5:13). I will begin by telling a story about a man who had married for ten…