Fear of kina appreciation

LAST week, we discussed about fear of devaluation of Fiji dollar. This week our focus is on the fear of appreciation of Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s currency, the kina. Under a fixed exchange rate regime, the Fiji dollar can be up-valued or devalued only by central bank.  PNG has a floating exchange rate regime under…

The art of living – sharing

DEAR EDITOR – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I wonder if happiness too is in the heart of its beholder.  If a person is asked to define happiness probably the best he could say or do is find a synonym of this particular word. Happiness is not a verb to be defined;…

Culture of Silence

DEAR EDITOR – “Silence is golden” so the saying goes. How true that is, is farfetched to prove. But this is a good virtue to embrace. Unfortunately it will be naive to ascribe to such a virtue if you are a leader of some sort in the society or community in which you live or…

Malaita Star Magazine to be launched in Auki next week

MALAITA will be the first province in the country to have its very own magazine when it is officially launched next week. The Malaita Star magazine, a product of leading newspaper company the Solomon Star will on the 19th of this month launch this product which features news, features articles and business advertisements from the…

“Let’s join the war against corruption”

Corruption can be eradicated and reduced in the country if all citizens seriously take up the responsibility to phase it out. Corruption is like a viral disease in reality and people just cannot accept that it exist, a challenging notion to fight. Inclusive responsibility is pertinent to fight against issues from the public sector to…

Vote wisely this time

DEAR EDITOR – I would like to register here a few comments to all voters for the upcoming National General Election. These are not mere comments but are educational comments that need to be seriously considered. We have heard a lot of “Vote Wisely”. What does that really mean? It simply means, making a good…

“Speaker scrutinised”

DEAR EDITOR – The above headline on the front page of your Sunday (08/06/’14) Star edition refer. This is not surprising. The allegation is on a ‘business as usual’ subject in so far as our national leaders are concerned. Even if the Leadership Code Commission were to find that there is a case to answer,…

Please revive RIPEL

DEAR EDITOR – One of the countries’s larding industries, government tax contributor and economy booster was the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL). RIPEL bosses have been trying all their best to negotiate with the government over the years to ensure the resumption and or paying off of RIPEL. Government’s after governments seem to shrug…

Government’s inaction

  DEAR EDITOR – I read with interest the words of Central Bank’s Governor about why our economy is not moving and expanding. The Governor is the person in a very good position to tell us how we have been performing economically and what he rightly pointed out was what I have been observing for…

Flood victim must leave

DEAR EDITOR – Thank you for the space to raise my thought on the flood victims that are still in evacuation shelters. I think it is now time these people leave wherever they occupy. Clearing out the FOPA village and Panatina campuses are a must. If some are still there, I see no reason why they…