DEFENCE

All humanity have a defense system That you live in harmony with all Leadership is all about humility To lead is to serve No one wants to make war For war is a waste of energy Resources and humanity For in it there is no development To be self- serving is the key to war…

Q&A on China-SO security deal

Q: Why should China and Solomon Islands sign security agreement? A: Solomon Islands has bitter memories of social unrest in the past decades since its independence. In November 2021, riot broke out again in Honiara and resulted in huge property losses and social panic. The government of Solomon Islands decided to diversify its international security…

WHEN WILL THEY LEARN?

IN 1981 I was sent to cover the then South Pacific Forum Meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu. (I was then a reporter with the Port Moresby-based Post Courier newspaper, owned by multi-millionaire Rupert Murdoch). As it was my first overseas assignment, I was determined to make the most of it.  There were other Port Moresby…

US$15m boost for agriculture

All it takes will be for some Chinese business to set up a large commercial piggery, cattle farm, cocoa and other root crop farms to kill off any attempt to promote increase of production through small holders. The Government should protect Solomon Islander farmers now by encouraging the establishment of national corporations for piggery, cattle…