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…

Student Sponsorship

Dear Editor – Since lending my support to students who had been given letters to study at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) but had limited financial means to support their semester fees and had requested some form of educational sponsorship to enable them to pursue their studies either at the University or at home, my…