Wake up boys and girls!

Dear Editor – Wake up boys and girls, for your country needs your attention. Read the papers, and listen to your radios, this country is in need of national leaders. Leaders with integrity we have none. Leaders for the people we have none. Leaders with national vision we have none. Our leaders are now becoming…

Special constable claims

Dear Editor – We want to raise our concern over the claims that were supposed to be paid to us the Special constable of this country. This claim is not only for the SC in Malaita province alone but the whole special constable all over the country. I am here on behalf of all special…

Betel nut Ordinance

Dear Editor – In my first article, I said something about the negative impacts it imposes to citizens and our environment. However, there is an important issue which also needs to be addressed when dealing with the Ordinance. I believe the city council might already have some alternatives in mind. But, please let me mention…

Student bus fare

Dear Editor – As a young Solomon Islander, I am really concerned about the student fare from GPPOL 2 to Honiara. It already stated in all buses travelling from East Guadalcanal to Honiara that students fare is $10 for one way. I find particularly appalling that most of the bus conductors tend to ask bigger…

Pacific Games bid victory

Dear Editor – History was achieved in Port Vila last week and thanks to the government and its delegation. Your lobbying strategies earned us the award. Since Solomon Islands won the bid, what’s next? 2023 is not far away therefore we must start thinking about sporting facilities. The Burns Creek land must now adequately dealt…

Land for development

Dear Editor – As a Solomon Islander and one whose livelihood depends very much on the land I am living on, I tend to be nervous about the catch words and phrases being used now-a-days to try and allure landowners, to open up their lands for development. Whilst development is good, we must also carefully…

European unity and Pacific integration

LAST week, the European Union (EU) observed 9 May as Europe Day. Sixty six years ago on 9 May 1950, the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, pleaded to fellow nations in the continent to unite and open a new chapter of peace and tranquility. The statement, known as Schuman Declaration , is considered a milestone…

Fear of falling price level

The Chinese Renminbi   Yet another advanced country is in the grip of fear of falling price level. On Tuesday, May 3, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced its benchmark interest rate to 1.75 percent from 2.0 percent: the lowest rate ever. Interest rates charged by Australian banks for loans to consumers and businesses…

Believe it or not!

IMF loan for Saudi Arabia? Would you believe that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest exporter of oil needs temporary accommodation to meet dollar shortages and might go to IMF? The culprit is the tumbling oil price: a steep fall from US$115 a barrel in 2014 to US$43 a barrel now.  Export earnings of oil exporting…

PMO claims nonsense

Dear Editor – The statement by the Office of the Prime Minister and cabinet blaming the Parliamentary Independent and Opposition groups of not supportive in the government’s efforts in getting the anti-corruption bill 2016 through parliament was outrageous on the part of the government, and logically it holds no sense at all. Being a lay…