Telekom service in Makira-Ulawa

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could publish this piece of concern from Kirakira and more broadly across Makira Ulawa Province. People in Makira Ulawa Province, particularly in the Provincial capital Kirakira and surrounding communities, have been experiencing very poor telecommunication services by Our Telekom. This problem has been on-going for many years now, most…

A welcome interest rate payout

THE National Provident Fund on Thursday announced a 10 per cent interest payout to its members. This is for the financial year ending 30 June 2016. NPF also paid similar interest rate in the last financial year. This financial year’s interest pay-out comes on the back of a $276 million profit the fund made during…

Tuki’s intrusion into Vanikoro

VANIKIRO indigenous landowners were taken by surprise on Sunday 26th June when MP Freda Tuki and her co landed their machines to clear the land for her so-called township on the island. There were no negotiations with the Vanikoro Indigenous Landowners by the Ms Tuki. She negotiated with four Tikopian settlers who claimed to be…

Out students in PNG

Dear Editor – It is interesting to see what has transpired resulting in our students returning home. As one who had the same experience some 23 years ago at the same place, I can say that we were directly at risk at that time. The period was the Bougainville crisis and our now defunct ‘Field…

Let’s wait: truth will come out

POLICE are currently dealing with a highly sensitive case. It involved the death of David Saemala, 23, in police custody, Monday this week. David was the last born son of former Langalanga MP and one-time diplomat, the late Francis Saemala. According to police, David was arrested on Friday and detained at the Central Watch House…

Vanikoro alleged attack, arson

Dear Editor – Your newspaper yesterday carried a report of alleged burning of machines, equipment and a growth centre at Vanikoro last Sunday. If the report is substantiated it raises serious concerns because I personally relayed information to RAMSI’s Special Coordinator , via RAMSI’s website, on two occasions prior to the arson attacks, after receiving…

What’s next for peace ministry?

IN a few days, the national government will stage the week-long National Healing and Apology programme in Honiara. The event will run from July 1 to 7. The government expects the programme will bring to an end the sad chapter of the ethnic tension, and open a new page for the country to move forward.…

Brexit, a move threatening an end to globalisation?

CAN Brexit go so far as to threaten an end to globalisation? Probably not. It’s true that Britain has voted to withdraw from the European Union and return to its former self, both politically and economically. However, the narrow margin and the voting pattern in last Thursday’s referendum in the world’s fifth largest economy seems…

God Works through Adversity

Once again, welcome to our continuing discussion on the topic ‘Growing through Adversity’. This week, we will look at another aspect of adversity from God’s perspective. One of the big questions often asked by people, “Where is God when it hurts?” Our response to this question could either draw us closer or away from God.…