Reasons for optimism in 2015

EARLY January in Honiara is a good time to reflect on the previous year and think about the year ahead. With many Solomon Islanders and Australians still enjoying their Christmas holidays, things are relatively quiet and there’s a little more time for contemplation. Last year, of course, saw Solomon Islands face some significant challenges. The…

Yes, it would be too early!

THE opposition leader Jeremiah Manele has said the right thing yesterday that a motion of no confidence in the DCC government would be too early. This paper on Monday ran a front page article quoting a reliable opposition insider revealing an open plan by the opposition group of a possibility to move a motion once…

Don’t forget the disabled

DEAR EDITOR – I am elated as any Solomon Islander with the onset and formation of a new government under the leadership of Manasseh Sogavare, but not for political reasons I hasten to add. I have been encouraged by the words of the newly elected Prime Minister in his acceptance speech, when he declared that…

God is in Control

As we begin this year 2015, we don’t know what it holds for each and every one of us. There is no doubt that there will be challenges and difficulties on the way which could either draws us closer to God or takes us away from Him. Whatever we encounter on the way, let us…

Thanks, thanks, and thanks!

WE’VE come to the end of another year. When we wake up tomorrow, 2014 will be gone and we’ll have 2015. What a year it was! We take this opportunity to thank our readers and advertisers. You have been part of our journey this year. Without you, we cannot come this far. We also wish…

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…