Peace event

Dear Editor – Its good to see the successful staging of the national healing and apology week. At least some of the former combatants have come together and reconcile with each other and with the government, police and Honiara city. Its a first step to achieving lasting peace in the country. The experience from the…

Toilet plea

Dear Editor – Honiara city is a growing in terms of the population. Yet, one of the services that is lacking is public toilet. I’m not sure how many public toilets we have in our city. I remember one near the Honiara public library and at the Central Market. Apart from that, there are not…

Congratulations Solomon Islands

The country is today marking its 38th independence anniversary. In Honiara, the main event is taking place at the Lawson Tama Stadium this morning. There are celebrations nationwide and abroad to remember this important day. As the country turns a year older, there is so much to reflect on as the country continues to journey…

Is globalization dead?

With Britain voting in favour of leaving EU, a single market (508 m) people larger than USA (319 m), the question that looms large: “Is globalization dead?” When the consequences are slowly sinking in, it has become difficult to stomach the decision even for those who supported Britain’s exit (BREXIT) from EU, including the once…

Happy Independence Day!

I CAN still remember, as a young boy living in Australia in the 1970s, reading about the world’s newest independent country. It was a place in the South Pacific called ‘Solomon Islands’. I had a map of the world in my room and I could see that Solomon Islands was very close to Australia. But…