Learning Our New Identity

The most important of all our perceptions is the way we perceive ourselves. There is a story in American Indian folklore that illustrates this truth very clearly. According to the legend, an Indian brave came upon an eagle’s egg which had somehow fallen unbroken from an eagle’s nest. Unable to find the nest, the brave…

Who gives more aid to the Pacific Islands?

For the past four decades, Pacific island countries (PICs) are well known for their aid dependency syndrome, a continuing malaise ever since their independence in the 1970s.  Generous aid money received from donors, who were the former colonial rulers, was initially for annual budgetary support.  Aid, known as official development assistance in terms of pure…

Auckland City earns Morocco trip

OFC: Auckland City FC have qualified for their sixth FIFA Club World Cup as a late, but timely, Emiliano Tade strike helped the defending champions see off Amicale FC of Vanuatu 2-1 in the Leg 2 Final of the OFC Champions League 2014 yesterday. It was a nerve-racking experience for Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx…

Mindset transformation courses

Dear Editor – Good morning and thankyou for this privilege to be able to share some important thoughts with our beloved people of Solomon Islands which we all believe should be able to help equip ourselves in the development of this beautiful nation of ours. Solomon Islands schools and education system has to consider very…

Dictator Su’iaimoana

Dear Editor – I write to make a brief reply to the very poor response made by the above dictator which appeared in your paper on 17th May. On the outset, I must tell Mr. Dictator Su’iaimoana that I have no other titles attached to my name and at no time I claimed myself to…

Uncertain future

Dear Editor – Please allow me space in your private view/column to voice out my concern on the above issue. The economy of our country is very low. The standard of the urban life in our country instead of increasing is decreasing rapidly. The government earns low income than spending much money on foreign goods …

Attitude & Self-Talk

Your attitude determines your altitude of success, because your attitude influences your consistency, your commitment, and your work ethic.  Fine-tune your attitude so that you control your environment – not the other way around.  Remember – if someone else can do it, so can you! Most leaders will tell you that they developed a leader’s…

Relocation of Selwyn College

Dear Editor – I write to mention to the parents, guardians and supporters of Selwyn College the problem which the school has inevitably faced during the past 5 years which I’ve lived and trained there. I would like to see the school relocated. In the past years Selwyn was located in the old site in…

Are we awake to the truth yet?

The build-up of Malaitan population on the outskirts of Honiara will always pose a threat to the safety and security of Honiara. This is a reality that we can no longer deny or pretend is not happening. Most villages in Malaita today are empty of youths. Only the elderly, mothers, and school-aged children remained here.…

Prophet or profit?

Dear Editor – It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is in this country for any Tom, Dick or Weirdo to get an audience with the Prime Minister or other leaders. The latest to be given that honour is a so called prophet called Vassula Ryden. If people want to believe the sort…