Putting words into action in the Pacific

  WORKING together to ensure economic growth, security and stability in the Pacific is at the cornerstone of Australia’s strengthened engagement in the Pacific as highlighted in Australia’s new Foreign Policy White Paper. For after all, Pacific island countries are some of Australia’s nearest neighbours; their sea lanes are our sea lanes; their security challenges…

Thought for the Week

The Church – Part 3 By Rev. Eric D. Maefonea (SWIM) Once again, I invite you to our continuing discussion of the above topic. Last week we looked at the birth of the Church and the pictures used in the New Testament to describe the Church. This week, we will discuss the criteria’s for becoming…

The dirty plot is looming

Moves to stop new candidates from contesting national election SOLOMON Islands will go to the polls early 2019 and the political race for the 50 parliamentary seats has begun. We are now halfway into 2018 and to date there has been no information available from the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission as to when the Registration…

Taiwan deserves the world’s attention

 ON May 30, 2018, PRC’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman An Fengshan asserted that mainland China and Taiwan have entered a phase of competition for better system and talents since CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) 19th Party Congress last November. Mr An quoted Taiwan’s public opinion, stating that (Taiwan’s political parties) KMT, DPP and CCP should…

Safety of young girls a national concern

From 8th April to 14th April, it is Anti International harassment week and is currently remembered by thirty countries through- out the world focusing more on Girl’s safety. This article is focus on safety of young girls starting with sexual harassment, to violence and other issues that are obstacles to their freedom of movement, their…

Towards better understanding of Man-Woman Partnership

PARTNERSHIP according to Thesaurus English is – companionship, relationship, alliance. For the purpose of my presentation, I will pick on the first two words; companionship and relationship. Companionship or relationship was and has been the very purpose, why God created Eve. God had already foreseen that Adam being by himself would experience extreme loneliness.  Thus,…

Tina Hydro is the best model

I’M compelled to contribute to the discussion on the PPP form adopted to develop the Tina Hydro Project basically to provide an answer to the question on whether Solomon Islands as the owner of the project (asset) stands to benefit under the PPP variant that has been chosen.  I believe the country needs to be…