Our national emblem

IN one of the series on SIBC in the programme “Election for what” on Sunday 14th September, 2014, a question was asked on the National Emblem as to the meaning of the shark and the crocodile that formed the coat of Arm. Unfortunately, the learned panellists could not answer that simple but important question. Let’s…

Australian aid for Australian trade

THE recently released Australian foreign aid policy claims to be heralding a new paradigm of aid delivery. This new paradigm will see the ‘Aid-for-Trade’ component increase from 12.5% to at least 20% of the aid budget by 2020 in an effort to encourage Pacific Island Countries to take advantage of the opportunities integration into the…

Political iniquities

Dear Editor – Many so-called self-righteous citizens have often attempted to distance themselves from the evils of politics but have failed. Political iniquity or iniquities is the term I wish to describe unethical dealings with money in times of politicking in political elections of members of parliament and provincial assemblies. In a cash-trap economy by…

Rodgers for PM job and the PMO response

ON Monday 15th September 2014, Peter Forau expressed his opinion that Dr Jimmy Rodgers is PM material and that Marovo Constituency should elect Dr Rodgers in the upcoming General Election. Upon being elected Dr Rodgers should put his hand up for the PM’s post. Mr Forau wrote from Port Vila, the capital of the Republic…

United Party launched in East Are’are

Dear Editor – Great news for all East Are’Are people to experience and witness the launching of political party in their constituency since our country gained independence from Great Britain in 1978. More interestingly, the political party launched was founded by Sir Peter Kenilorea (First Prime Minister of Solomon Islands as well as indigenous East…

PMO and Forau

Dear Editor – I read the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) response to a letter written by Peter Forau from Vanuatu. It was not my intention to be part of the arguments the two parties presented in this forum. What I would like to comment on was the quality of the PMO response published in the…

Leaders

Dear Editor – Please publish my poem. Leaders; they are for todayThieves;they become as of tomorrowDignified in speech; hookers they are in privacyNational interest; their pretenseGlobal uniformity; their actions  Legislations; their responsibilityProject coordinators; their daily routineAction and budget do not matchPotbelly; after a few months in the houseThe nation wealth; down the anus mouth  BSP…

Explanation please!

Dear Editor – I would like to raise my question to the Electoral Commission’s office on validity of nomination for candidacy, in this coming National Election for clarification. The questions are as follows: I had built four houses in four different constituencies within Solomon Islands to spend some time in them at different times. During…

Maintaining law in Honiara

ARE Honiara City Council law enforcement officers still serving the public interest? Are they still there to enforce city by-laws as expected of them? Or are we now paying them to do nothing when it comes to the maintenance of law and order in Honiara? Ifthey are no longer capable of enforcing city by-laws, then…