The pursuit of peace

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Government has once again re-affirmed its pursuit of peace for the ongoing progress, security and stability of the island nation. I have commented on the challenges that the government faces in bringing about the desired result, but I have never touched upon the fact that where politics has previously…

The plight of local pilots

Dear Editor – A million dollar question that we have been asking ourselves of late is “Are local pilots really inferior and incompetent compared to foreign pilots?” The above question begs an answer from the responsible bureaucrats currently posing as our administrators who are milking us dry at the top of the food chain. As…

Hearts of Hope

Dear Editor – Last Friday the Island Sun newspaper featured two articles, complete with illustrations, of the inspirational work being done in Malaita by the charity Hearts of Hope HOH) in caring for well over a thousand young orphans and elderly widows. It was reported that the charity is already supporting 42 programmes across the…

Thank You Japan

Dear Editor – From the North Malaita committees, chiefs, church elders’, and former elites from Arnon Atomea C.H.S and students. To the government of Japan through its embassy of Solomon Islands grassroots and human security project grant. From the heart of North Malaita is located Arnon Atomea Community High School. I would like to stand…

International Women’s Day

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is next week, on 8 March. It is a time when the world joins together to mark women’s many accomplishments, but also to consider what more can be done to achieve gender equality. This will be my second International Women’s Day in Honiara. I will be joining groups from across Solomon Islands…

Pass the Anti-Corruption Bill now

THE development of a nation is measured not so much by its infrastructures alone but also by the development of its legislation (laws) and subsequent enforcement. As rightly stated by Herman De Jager in ‘Importance of Legislation, 2000’ “Legislation is one of the most important instruments of government in organising society and protecting citizens. It…

Response to SINPF board news release

    THE filing for Bankruptcy by Enron the darling of Wall Street in 2001 with USD63.4 billion in assets was one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in US history.  The Houston-based energy company was the victim of the biggest audit failure with CEO Jeffery Skilling and his executives developing the use of accounting loopholes…