Planning means succeeding

Dear Editor – Students, you need to learn the process for planning goals and objectives. Once you learn planning techniques,you will have the ability to plan your academic career and events dealing with management of time and money. If you do not plan for a career, it is like being on a boat without a…

Respect is a two-way street

A SIGNIFICANT reconciliation ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Guadalcanal Provincial Police headquarters at Henderson, east of Honiara. The event was significant because it eased hostilities and tensions between youths of Guadalcanal and Temotu living in the Lungga-Henderson area. This was after youths from Temotu brutally attacked a Guadalcanal youth and almost killed him.…

Justice for the Poor and Marginalised

I invite you to this very important discussion over the next couple of weeks to look at the subject, “Justice for the Poor and Marginalised.” The Bible speaks loud and clear that involuntary poverty is an offense against the goodness of God. It is related in the Bible to powerlessness, for the poor cannot protect…

Mental health

Dear Editor – I heard over the national broadcaster’s National Radio Health Programme a couple of weeks past that a person’s mentality develops a healthy nation that is free from corruption, social crimes and violence of all kinds. In other words people should now develop human civilisation in reasoning matters out more especially on negative…

The draft federal constitution

Dear Editor – This is to let you in on some aspects of the draft federal constitution that may need greater consultation. The government is fast tracking the passage of this. Once it is passed we had it. Some areas that need revision impinge on our industry – the media and the role of the…

The logging sector practices

AS a follow up of our article on the corrupt practices and conduct in logging industry, we here share some experiences of our clients. Our laws requires that any person/entity who wishes to carry on business in the country as a timber exporter or sawmiller in regards to customary land, such a person/entity must seek…

What does it really mean?

BY the time you are reading this commentary, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s delegation would have been on its way home. It had spent the last eight days in Taiwan meeting the key people in the island’s new administration. Prior to its departure, the people of Solomon Islands were told the purpose of the visit. Prime…

SI top notch reform – ADB report

Dear Editor – Front page publications on Wednesday this week by two leading papers (Islands Sun Issue: 2351 and Star No: 6343) on above are interesting. Interesting? I have seen same type of bold but almost meaningless statement before for over a decade. Note Dr Transform Aqorau’s argument “Aqurau: ADB missed the point” in the…