Pragmatism and politics at work in Solomons

It appears that the Hon Sogavare has become more forgiving and forgetting, based on Radio New Zealand International reports about the appointment of another Australian as Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police after the debacle of the expulsion of the last Australian Police Commissioner, Shane Castle.    This might be considered to be pragmatic, given…

Safe level for foreign reserves

Uncertainties arising from the Ukraine and Middle East conflicts with their likely upward impact on commodity prices are causing worries to policy makers. Ukraine is one of the world’s largest wheat exporting countries; and the Middle East is the area on which the world depends for oil supply. What is the safe level for foreign…

Quality output

Dear Editor – It’s unbelievable to note that there are few teachers under graduate diploma that are being accepted in the SINU School of Education this year  that undertake different subjects opposite from their previous teaching subjects they taught during their teaching career. For example a teacher taught Religious Studies (NTS) for about 10 years…

Government Caucus

Dear Editor – I share my concerns again about the Government Caucus in the hope that since the Political Stability and Leadership Integrity Bill has now become law, there is the golden opportunity for the country to do things in the proper and fair way. I continue to hold that the Caucus as it is;…

Election, a click away

Dear Editor – As we’re heading towards this most longed moment, I’m so sure that people are trilled and anxiously waiting for this national event. It is a moment whereby each individual citizen of Solomon Islands put a mark in deciding for the country’s leaders. It is like a deadly fever that affects everybody and…

Commonwealth Games

Dear Editor – May I please have some space in your column to comment on the above. Lately you have reported on Team Solomon’s participation at the recent Commonwealth Games. One thing that was obvious from your report was how our team officials lamented about meeting the Queen and other high-ranking officials of the Games.…

Do not slander one another

THIS is the fifth of the ‘One another” sayings in the New Testament, “Do Not Slander One Another” (James 4:11, 12). Let me begin with a story about a family living in a small town in North Dakota: The mother had not been well since the birth of her second baby, but everyone knew she…