Ontong Java Sea farming project

Dear Editor – On behalf of the Ontong Java Atoll Development Company and the Ontong Java Atoll community, I am once again honored to draft and present this correspondence affirming our full commitment, honorable and sustainably minded intentions; and confidence in the detailed technological, farming, and sustainable management solutions outlined for Ontong Java’s sea farm…

Come join RAMSI’s farewell celebration

This week the country is farewelling the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). The week long event kicked off last Sunday with a Thanks-giving ceremony at the Maranatha Hall in East Honiara. Throughout this week a number of activities have been lined up for the farewell program. Its a time for everyone to come…

Thanks-giving Service

Speech by RAMSI Special Coordinator Quinton DevlinMaranatha Hall, East HoniaraSunday 25 June 2017 I stand here, on behalf of the thousands of women and men that came from 15 nations across the Pacific over the last 14 years fo helpem fren; to help a friend in need; to end the violence; to stabilise the country…

Why suspend PS?

Dear Editor – Rumours had it, that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development has been suspended by the Ministry of Public Service for some unknown reasons that only the Minister himself knows. Now, as a former member of the Public Service Commission, I am asking the chairman of the public service commission…

Peace building

Dear Editor – Following on Prime Minister Sogavare’s recent call on the United Nations Peace Building Commission (NPBC) to support local collaborative efforts to stabilize peace initiatives in the country, the first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and…

PACER Plus – a new deal

Dear Editor – According to Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) sources, a region-wide free trade agreement has been signed in Tonga, with some notable absences. “The deal, known as PACER-Plus, has been hailed by proponents as a new kind of agreement that links development to trade to boost island economies. “Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Niue,…

Revival of DBSI

Dear Editor – Makira Premier, Stanley Siapu, has expressed his people’s desire for the DBSI’s re-opening during consultations by members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee Taskforce on DBSI in Kirakira last week. During the consultation and awareness programs, participants said the demise of DBSI has resulted in the country losing 15 years of development in the…

Political secretaries

Dear Editor – Opponents of the current government have accused the DCC of having nothing to show for during the three years the group was in power. From start, the number of political appointees (PA) drew criticisms from the public not only because of the quantity but more so, the quality of those appointed as…

Renbel Project – give us a chance

Dear Editor – Our past MP seems to deny our existence on that level without any second thought. I remember an additional constituency was debated in the National Parliament, instead, different MPs were supporting that motion, while our own MP had his own agenda. And let me quote his famous statement “I don’t support this…

Road works

Dear Editor – Finally its good to see the contractors back on our roads patching up the pot holes. These potholes have been very disturbing for vehicles for the past weeks. Thanks to the government and the contractor for the funding and labour to patch up the roads. Also the contractors need to visit some…