Thought for the Week

The Church – Part 3 By Rev. Eric D. Maefonea (SWIM) Once again, I invite you to our continuing discussion of the above topic. Last week we looked at the birth of the Church and the pictures used in the New Testament to describe the Church. This week, we will discuss the criteria’s for becoming…

New airport terminal

So Japan is going to construct a new international departure terminal building for the country. The plan was unveiled Friday during the signing of the Grant Agreement for the Improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project. Under the project, the existing terminal building will be upgraded to cater for both domestic and international arrivals. The…

Dr Sikua’s poor leadership

Dear Editor – Increased lawlessness in Northeast Guadalcanal reflects the MP’s poor leadership! For example, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northeast Guadalcanal and Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Dr Derek Sikua’s Project Support Criteria is discriminatory! Over the past 11 years he only approved and disbursed projects for his voters and cronies –…

Voting outside constituency

Dear Editor – I write to respond to one Samson Siru, who was quoted in your paper Tuesday this week, opposing the concept of voting outside one’s constituency. I understand the Electoral Commission is working on legislations to make this happen, especially for those working and living in Honiara. I think the intention is to make…

SPG sporting complex

Dear Editor – Allow me a space to continue to express my views on the inappropriateness of the South Pacific Games Sporting Complex location. The government needs to seriously consider the possibility of youths causing public disorder and anti-social behaviour. By taking away the sports training ground at King George Sixth School, SIFF Academy and…

Deserving youth

Dear Editor – Later this month, 27 year old Millicent Barty will be travelling to London where she will receive H.M. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of the fine work she has done to educate and empower young and under-privileged people throughout the country. Millicent will be the fourth young Solomon Islander that…

2018

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: You come whilst deep asleep Forgetting your knocking on the slippery metal door As the plan is to go backward under the floor While the whole commonwealth are deep   Into legalizing homosexuality into Homo sapiens Tools of creativity and more into stupidity Homo sapiens claiming higher…

The dirty plot is looming

Moves to stop new candidates from contesting national election SOLOMON Islands will go to the polls early 2019 and the political race for the 50 parliamentary seats has begun. We are now halfway into 2018 and to date there has been no information available from the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission as to when the Registration…

Taiwan deserves the world’s attention

 ON May 30, 2018, PRC’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman An Fengshan asserted that mainland China and Taiwan have entered a phase of competition for better system and talents since CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) 19th Party Congress last November. Mr An quoted Taiwan’s public opinion, stating that (Taiwan’s political parties) KMT, DPP and CCP should…