Fact or fake?

STAYING in touch with people now through the mediums of smart gadgets and new age technology has been fixed into our way of life here in the islands with an important role to our communities. Local people have been swept into the hype and need of owning a smart gadget, to be trendy, up to…

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…

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…