Fika clarifies report

  Dear Editor – In your paper yesterday, one Titus Fika responded to an article, which I had published last week about the status of Gulatata’e Shipping Enterprises Ltd, the entity that administers the LC Gulatata’e. In comments attributed to him, Mr Fika denied owning shares in the company. Extracts from Company Haus revealed otherwise.…

Man and Sin

Welcome to our new topic for discussion this week, “Our Human Identity.” We will explore this important topic over the next few weeks. Let us begin by asking the great question asked by the Psalmist David, “What is man?” centuries ago. It is striking that this is the burning question of the 21st Century in…

Salvation – Part 3

Welcome to our final session of discussion on the topic “Salvation. As we are just two days aware from Easter, where we reflect on the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is important to remind ourselves of the significance of this event for our personal salvation. It is important to realise…

Celebrating women’s achievements

This is the speech delivered by Casper Fa’asala, the Acting General Secretary of the National Council of Women to mark International Women’s Day.       GOOD afternoon and a Very Happy Women’s Day to All CSO Male and Female Champions. It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to be with you…

Traffic – way forward

  Dear Editor – Allow me a space in your newspaper to say about the above caption. Honiara City is known for its traffic flow problem regionally and it has been a liability to every stakeholder.  This issue needs to be addressed by every stakeholders rather than just putting the blame on The Ministry of…

A situation that must be addressed

The country’s rate of unemployment appeared to have gone through the roof. Just take a walk along the main Honiara streets during a day and you’ll realise this. Lots of people – both adults and youth – are roaming the streets doing nothing. You see them sitting along the pavements, around betel nut stalls, and…

More pest feat

Dear Editor – I wish to contribute on the very important above subject in alignment with the latest discovery which has prompted more fears and more worries now to the government’s Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), and the Biosecurity Solomon Islands especially to the beloved island of Moe within the Russel Islands in the Central Islands…

Careless attitude

  Dear Editor – I think the above topic is not a new thing but I would like to share my opinion so that the public could rethink on how to behave and act when coming to rubbish disposal. Firstly, I would share what I had witnessed. The other day, I was travelling in a public bus…

The gov’t we need

IN almost 40 years of political independence, our collective and personal experience shows that a combination of naturally selfish human nature, easy access to unearned money, donors offering weakly administered external aid and the absence of any home-grown behavioral rules, definitely does not make for effective democratic government. At the same time, we have no…

PM’s MSG apology

THE Prime Minister’s MSG apology was in order, appropriate and necessary to atone the follies committed by the former MSG Chair (current DPM) .  Sir you do not need to explain why you had apologized.  You’ve shown great leadership. I’m drawn to the debate by crap being made in Parliament. The DPM’s belittling remarks about…