Pacific unity at stake

The fall out in the Pacific Island Forum is now a subject of concern and heavily discussed by our leaders in the region. This happened after the members of the Micronesian Bloc decided to withdraw their members from PIF after their preferred candidate fail to secure the Secretary-General Seat. The controversial appointment of Henry Puna…

Banana flour has commercial benefits 

Dear Editor – The Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke has received widespread praise from the public for producing flour from green bananas.  Last weekend Mr. Dettke launched and introduced one of his constituency’s new innovative products – the Banana flour products. “I will find a commercial way for banana farmers…

Cash water and power

Dear Editor – Please help. I’m trying to top-up cash water and power using mobile banking 277 and it is useless. It seems it occurs especially on the weekends. Can Solomon Water and Solomon Power advise if they can make these services available at shops similar to the ones you can get top-ups from Solomon…

Corruption

Dear Editor – In a couple of recent letters of mine I made mention the fact that despite high-level parties in the Solomon Islands looking into how best to solve corruption there was no clear answer found to tackle the scourge of corruption, recently said to be Solomon Island’s Elephant. Three or four possible reasons…

The enduring faith

Dear Editor – As even time swiftly developments on Bangkok where I have found home for many years since leaving the Solomon Islands as long ago as 1999, I reflected on the many countries I was privileged to have served in as a policeman since 1959 and decided to turn to U Tube on my…

Pacific regionalism forever changed

The fallout from last Wednesday’s election of the Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat does not come as a surprise to me. We had been warned that if the Forum leaders did not seek to stick to what has always been an unwritten convention and agreement there would be repercussions. In late 2019 when…

Police condemned, urged to uphold strong discipline

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) strongly condemned the alleged stealing of more than $300,000 under police custody, by an officer within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). When this disturbing news was initially shared publicly, it seems so far-fetched and seems to be a smear campaign to tarnish the reputation of the Royal Solomon Islands…

Rights of persons with disabilities

Dear Editor – Examining whether the rights of persons with disabilities are being adequately acknowledged and met. On several occasions last year, and indeed on numerous times in past years to my personal knowledge, calls were made locally to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities were accounted for in an inclusive and accessible way.…