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…

Our youth

Dear Editor – May I ask the government to critically look after the unemployment rate amongst our young people. You see them roam the streets of Honiara every day. This is because the government has done little or nothing to help them find meaning to life. These are educated young men and women. Some of them…

Schools get Japan’s assistance

  Dear Editor – Quoting the Solomon Star Newspaper – 27 February 2018. “Two schools in the country have received assistance from the Japanese Government through the Grassroots & Human Security Project Grant, facilitated by the Japan Embassy in Honiara. “The schools are Arnon Atomea Primary and Illia Primary Early Childhood Centre. “Arnon Atomea is a…

Tawaro clinic

Dear Editor – It has been reported that the Tawaro Health Clinic in the East of Small Malaita, built in 1969 and semi derelict has received building materials to aid the clinic’s renovation. It is understood the generous supply of building materials were provided by the SI Ministry of the Environment with help from the…

Poor roads

Dear Editor – The recent press releases by the MID about the plan of action to repair the roads in the capital seem vague and ineffectual. So far all we have seen is some temporary patchwork and a few shovel loads of gravel in places. The result now during this dry weather is dust everywhere.…