Mental health

Dear Editor – I heard over the national broadcaster’s National Radio Health Programme a couple of weeks past that a person’s mentality develops a healthy nation that is free from corruption, social crimes and violence of all kinds. In other words people should now develop human civilisation in reasoning matters out more especially on negative…

The logging sector practices

AS a follow up of our article on the corrupt practices and conduct in logging industry, we here share some experiences of our clients. Our laws requires that any person/entity who wishes to carry on business in the country as a timber exporter or sawmiller in regards to customary land, such a person/entity must seek…

What does it really mean?

BY the time you are reading this commentary, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s delegation would have been on its way home. It had spent the last eight days in Taiwan meeting the key people in the island’s new administration. Prior to its departure, the people of Solomon Islands were told the purpose of the visit. Prime…

SI top notch reform – ADB report

Dear Editor – Front page publications on Wednesday this week by two leading papers (Islands Sun Issue: 2351 and Star No: 6343) on above are interesting. Interesting? I have seen same type of bold but almost meaningless statement before for over a decade. Note Dr Transform Aqorau’s argument “Aqurau: ADB missed the point” in the…

Aqorau farwells PNA

Solomon Islander DR TRANSFORM AQORAU officially leaves Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this Sunday where he was chief executive officer (CEO) for the last five years. Below was his farewell statement made at the 11th Annual PNA Ministerial meeting on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, Tuesday this week: IT is indeed an honour to be making…

What about our roads?

WORK on the Japanese-funded Kukum Highway Road Project is starting soon. The multi-million dollar project will be built by Kitano-WKK JV, a Japanese construction firm. This road project was designed to alleviate the daily traffic congestion, which is now the hallmark of Honiara’s main road. With work to start soon, the public cannot wait to…