Special economic zones proposed

Dear Editor – Last week a Radio New Zealand (RNZI) news bulletin reported that Prime Minister, the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, had announced his government would soon put in place legislation to guide the establishment of Special Economic Zones in the country. The Prime Minister was quoted as saying the idea was to zone the country…

Silent, dedicated community service

Dear Editor – How many know of the extent and nature of the dedicated community service being undertaken in Honiara and in the remote Marovo region of the Solomon Islands? The behind the scenes work by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) and Brisbane-based doctor Malaika Perchard, and…

Better customary land settlement model

Dear Editor – As concern Malaita chiefs, leaders and resource owners of Malaita who have much concern over the Malaita Project which remains stagnant at the moment, we would like to thank first of all the DCC Government for its initiatives and plans on those projects. Secondly, for mandating the Think Tank group to do…

Three Budgets of Deficits and Debts

With the introduction of new fiscal year (1 August – 31 July) for Fiji, we have completed an early round of three budgets presented to and passed by parliaments in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga for their respective fiscal years (1 June – 31 May) and (1 July – 30 June). Three other major Pacific island…

Concern on unlabeled goods

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen and consumer of processed goods, I am seriously concern with the fact that unlabeled goods are filling up shop shelves with no hesitation at all from authorities. If you could take a visit to the shops in the Honiara city, you’ll see that there are process goods that…

Students’ allowance

Dear Editor – At the time of this writing, there are individuals and families whose livelihoods are at stake as they depend very much on the allowances paid out to them by our government. The reason being that they have to wait till the results of those studying at USP Laucala campus are out. Already,…

Given in an win

Dear Editor – It is interesting following up on the recent arguments for and against the reconciliation and apologies made to the nation in the past week. Like Fr. Ngalihesi, I’d like to add that all these political wrangling and point scoring that is done at the highest level serves no one’s interest let alone…