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…

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…

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…