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…

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…

Honiara public transport dilemma

I WONDER if the Honiara City Council still exists and functioning! The Honiara public transport issue had been shelved in deep waters under deep rock. This long outstanding and unresolved matter now casts doubtful confidence in the minds of simple commuters and the general traveling public against the city [local] government. The question that now…

Archbishop clarifies news item

THIS press release commentary is made to clarify to the readers of this paper and especially the clergies and people in the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Temotu on the matter queried by Elliot Dawea as “Archbishop Takeli’s unfulfilled promises” presented in the  Island Sun paper no.2346 on Wednesday 21st July 2016. Archbishop Takeli…

Growing through adversity

WELCOME to our final discussion on this topic which we have looked at over the past few weeks. This is our last and final presentation on this subject and from next week we will discuss the topic ‘Justice for the poor and marginalised’ in society. God also brings adversity into our lives to equip us…

The election addiction

It is a widely accepted fact that ANY addiction is not a healthy state of being. That being the case we accept that such afflictions as drug addiction, alcohol addiction, smoking addiction, betel-nut addiction, among many others, are not only detrimental to our health, leading to chronic illness and disease, which results, ultimately, in a…

National healing

Media writers have side tracked the focus of my intention towards National Healing, even so I still maintain my belief that these TRUTHS which my questions seek to know are permanent elements for true and lasting reconciliations. Reconciliation is Forgiveness and those who masterminded the crises need national forgiveness. Remember, the Theme is National Healing,…

The Benefits of growing through Adversity

In my presentation last week, we began to look at examples from the Bible on the benefits of growing through adversity. This week, we will continue to look at some more examples from the Bible to affirm to us the benefits of growing through adversity. We often resist God’s work in our lives. We shrink…

True peace and Reconciliation

It is scary reading the Leader of Independent Group claims and for now accusations against the Prime Minister. So what is next? Digging a stinky dead animal out from its pit may be not a good idea. Nevertheless, on one hand it could heal the wounds and on the other hand only time will tell.…

Three Budgets of Deficits and Debts

With the introduction of new fiscal year (1 August – 31 July) for Fiji, we have completed an early round of three budgets presented to and passed by parliaments in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga for their respective fiscal years (1 June – 31 May) and (1 July – 30 June). Three other major Pacific island…