Congratulations Eugine Tekobi

The selection of Eugine Tepai Tekobi into the national soccer squad should make our Renbel province proud because he makes history for the twin islands who though the game was introduced to them sometimes after World War Two there has not been one selected to play at that highest level like Tekobi. Actually there were…

Truth about Waisisi Oil Palm

It is very interesting to read the article in Solomon Star issue No: 6636 on Tuesday 4 July 2017 from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL). The article titled “Truth about Waisis revealed” is full of errors and as a grass root man of Wairokai I wish to present the…

Setting your Priorities in life

This week, I will commence with a series of studies on the “Essentials of life in an Aimless World.” A firm grip is crucial, whether scaling a mountain or climbing the rugged cliffs of the spiritual life. Our survival depends on how well we hang on and what we hang on to. There are some…

Seafarers annual Sea Sunday Service

SPEECH FROM THE OPPOSITION LEADER HONORABLE JEREMIAH MANELE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE SEAFARERS ANNUAL SEA SUNDAY  CELEBRATIONS AND SERVICE The President of the Mission to Seafarers, The Most Rt. Reverend Arch Bishop George Takeli, and Madam Takeli, The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Maelanga, Senior Government Officials, Chaplain of the Seafarer’s mission Fr Hillary…

RAMSI ends: what’s next for SI?

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) officially comes to a completion on Friday, June 30. For the past 14 years the Australian-led mission has been assisting the Pacific Island country to reestablish stability and functionality after a period of ethnic violence from 1998 to 2003. During this period hundreds of people were killed,…

Cities: Good or evil?

ARE cities good or evil? In developing nations and emerging markets the rise of the city has been unprecedented in recent decades, and it is in these environments in particular that cities can often be viewed as breeding grounds for poverty and crime, as well as environmental and social degradation. But in actual fact, they…

Thanks RAMSI for a job well done

MR Speaker, thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the motion moved by the Prime Minister that Parliament resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider National Parliament Paper N0.19 of 2017, The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) 2003 -2017: a joint report by the Solomon Islands…