Allow women to partake

“BOTH now and then, we had to accept your eternal wars.  And patiently we forgave whatever you did.  You didn’t receive critics – you were our idol.  But we did understand your play.  When we smilingly asked you “How did your peace negotiations go?  Did you decide upon peace?”  The man said: “Don’t bother.  Leave…

University education in Solomon Islands

Articles published in Solomon Star on “University Education for SI “makes interesting reading. SINU has been existence for the last 3 years and this is the fourth year. SINU was created by an Act of Parliament and shall remain so. SINU has changed the face of University education in the Solomon Islands. It seems that…

University education for Solomons

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University education for Solomons

I READ with a great deal of interest Clement Kengava’s letter to the Star dated 6 September under the title referenced “University Education for Solomon Islands”. I write to express my strong support for the views expressed by Clement. The ideas and views he expressed should have been considered at the time. Indeed, there is…

‘Small and Far’

The uncertain agenda of the Pacific Islands Forum WITH a focus on economic growth, the central theme of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum is “Small and Far – Challenges for Growth.” It’s yet another confusing message from the Forum. Just two years ago in Palau, Forum organisers celebrated island nations as “Large Ocean States” rather…

University education for SI

Two events which took place last month (August) as reported in the media are in my  opinion should not be ignored by the National Government and stakeholders in education development and services in the country. 1.     During USP SI Campus Open Day, the Acting Director Dr. Patricia announced that USP has secured its land title…

Truthfulness in communications and reconciliation the only ways forward

Last week the Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare, launched the Information Technology Society of Solomon Islands (ITSSI) when he said the establishment of ITSSI provided an excellent opportunity for the Solomon Islands Government to obtain its professional views on the draft National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy. Prime Minister Sogavare, added during the official…

Justice for the Poor and Marginalised

I invite you to this very important discussion over the next couple of weeks to look at the subject, “Justice for the Poor and Marginalised.” The Bible speaks loud and clear that involuntary poverty is an offense against the goodness of God. It is related in the Bible to powerlessness, for the poor cannot protect…

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…