Taiwan China debate

DEAR EDITOR – The current strong support and intention of most of our MPs fordiplomatic switch from Taiwan to China only reflect poorly on the leadership that lackedintegrity, wisdom, maturity and visionary mindsets that blinded by false assumptions and self-beneficial interests at the cost of tax payers and resource owners in this nation. This nation…

Taiwan or China?

DEAR EDITOR – Please publish the following: Taiwan or China? Which one would you chose? The choice is in your hand Dragon, or bull or what? They are all animals and they might not be tamable but we all need animals for meat, milk and soup Which one will you prefer? The ball is in…

Exporting fresh orchids

DEAR EDITOR – With the increasing success of kava as a cash crop rewarding kava farmers with much needed income and the reported success of chocolate sales and coconut related products, I often wonder why the Solomon Islands has not developed a fresh flower market, particularly the cultivation and export of orchids. Floriculture has emerged…

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…