Equal partners

Dear Editor – In Melanesia, women are often regarded as inferior to men. But according to the moral law, men and women are always equal in the eyes of God.   In the Book of Genesis, the first man God made was Adam. He then put Adam into a deep sleep and took one of his ribs…

Quotable quotes

Dear Editor – The late Bart Ulufa’alu, former Prime Minister once said: “The Government is like a 23-headed monster [the number of Ministries at the time], each head had its own ideas and wanted to go its own way, which made governing almost impossible”. And: “The Nation is like a sick human body. There are symptoms,…

Flag raising

Dear Editor – The practice of saluting the national flag a patriotic duty as a sign of pride, unity and love of the Solomon Islands. I was pleased to read a report last week that the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, together with the staff of his office, saluted the raising of the national…

Locals, nation deserve better

Why is Transparency Solomon Islands so concerned about good governance, focusing its advocacy activities on [1] civic awareness, [2] active citizenship/citizens, [3] fight against and rolling back corruption, [4] people engagement, [5] democracy, [6] empowering citizens with information on their relationships and linkages to the three arms of the government, [7] supporting people’s activism, [8]…

Easter Vigil Message

As we celebrate to Easter Vigil, we are entering the most crucial and mysterious period of time.  On the part of the disciples and those who were close to Jesus, it was a time of confusion, a time of loneliness, doubts, and uncertainties. But more than this, it is a time of darkness and death.…

The Fall of MP. Steve Abana

Dear Editor –  To liberate Fataleka from the bondage of poor leadership you needa super and dynamic intervention approach. On the 6th Of April 2019 more than two thousand six hundred and sixty-four voters of Fataleka constituency gathered along the black sandy beaches of Subobono, Fakanakafo and Taeloa waving palm leaves, tree branches goodbye to…

Thank you Taiwan

Dear Editor – Since we are in the Easter season, a time to reflect and thank our Savor Jesus Christ, as a Christian I wish to thank a friend who has been silently supporting Solomon Islands’ growth. I’m referring to our good friend Taiwan.  As a mother and woman I have seen and heard the…

Food security crucial

Dear Editor – Following the national General Election on 3 April 2019 there are said to be moves in hand for a coalition grouping to form the new Solomon Islands government. Whatever the make-up of the new administration there are several serious challenges to be tackled and I have already outlined the urgency of work…

Betel nut – cancerous and addictive

Dear Editor – In the Solomon Islands betel nut is grown locally and the selling of betel nuts provides an essential source of income for many households.  Often, betel nut sellers, who are outside the formal economy, have few other economic alternatives to generate income.  Money from betel nut sales often goes towards school fees…