Women in men’s world

WHEN you think of SIEA (Solomon Islands Electricity Authority), you normally think of men in orange overalls working on power poles or fixing generators, or checking meter boxes. You never think of women doing this, they are usually in the office behind desks or serving customers. But at around the turn of the century, two…

What Spain can do for Solomon Islands

TEN years after the last time Spain was part of the UN Security Council, my country has decided to launch a new candidacy for a non-permanent seat for the biennium 2015-2016. Why? Because Spain is a reliable international team player. During the past decade our commitment to the United Nations principles has remained as strong…

Are we better off?

Dear Editor – We are almost two months into 2014 and if reflect on what we have been through till now, we would agree that life is going from bad to worst. We continue to experience uncontrolled goods price rise, increased school fees, lack of basic drugs in both urban and rural clinics, no more…

Moti and the ‘invisible force’

Dear Editor – It is high time that our leaders realise the fact that our sovereignty is being manipulated to fulfill the interest of someone Invisible. This “invisible force” that dwells within our system and influence our national leaders, senior government officials and the RSIP to do the wrong thing that perceived illegal and abuse…

Legality of Mungihenua logging

Dear Editor – We have been denied and deprived by our responsible authorities to address the legality of the logging operation in Mungihenua (West Rennell). A lot of rubbish has been dumped into the system in order to facilitate the greed and the shellfish interest of the Asian loggers who seem to expand its money-talk…

Baegu Aifolaa United Action

Dear Editor – It is interesting to know where is the current status of the Baegu Asifolaa United Action Association (BAUA) which was at full force at its initial establishment. I have been viewing this BAUA as a right way forward towards good governance in Baegu Asifolaa Constituency but since its registration, it lies dormant…

To’abaita shipping company

Dear Editor  – It was revealed that MP for North Malaita (To’abaita) Constituency was one of the recipients of Solomon Islands Government (SIG) shipping grant in December last year. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) exposed the timely information which appeared in Solomon Star edition No. 5420, dated 4th February 2014. SIG had paid a total…

Food and exercise

Dear Editor – Thanks for giving me the opportunity. Today I would like to raise the issue of food and exercise.   Food has always been a centre of our life. Eating although a necessity can also be vied as a recreation – something we do in leisure time or pleasure. Holiday feasts cocktail parties and…