Redeeming Moti: Australia says sorry to Julian Moti

Published here is the speech former Attorney General JULIAN MOTI delivered at the launch of the book “Redeeming Moti” in Fiji last Thursday. Australian journalist Dr Susan Merrell wrote the book, which provides many answers to insistent questions that have previously gone begging in the controversial ____Moti Saga____. Luckily for all of you and happily…

Reply to Rodney Tahara

I AM obliged to reply Rodney Taraha’s statement in this column regarding the delivery of the Northwest Guadalcanal Constituency women’s project that Mr Taraha also referred to as cheap donation. Geographically, the Northwest Guadalcanal Constituency (NWGC) is one of the biggest constituencies on Guadalcanal with a total voter registration of almost 6,000(5982) in the last…

Rearming the RSIPF

THIS is a momentous occasion in the history of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF);  major milestone in the re-building and resurrecting of the RSIPF. In 2003, the Government, with the help of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the National Peace Council, stripped the police force of its weapons. As…

Prayer for the nation

To you the Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, to whom all power, wisdom, authority and dominion derives its name, we call upon you to witness this great occasion.  We quote from your divine constitution that, unless the Lord builds the Nation, its builders labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the Nation,…

Taking back Solomon Islands

SINCE Solomon Islands gain its independence on 7th July 1978 few developments are taking place that many are unaware of, these are the efforts made by very small collection of few expatriates with the collection of Solomon Islanders who have decided that they will betray this Nation for fees. Together they form organization to feed…

We need robust budgeting processes

I RISE to contribute briefly to the debate on the 2016 Appropriation Bill 2017 on behalf of the Parliamentary Opposition Group and my Constituency of Hograno/Kia/Havulei. Mr Speaker, in so doing let me first of all thank my good friend the Minister of Finance and Treasury for tabling the 2016 Appropriation Bill 2017. I also…

No more violence

This week our people and country of Solomon Islands will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Solomon Islands Family Protection Act. I must take this time to wish our people, government and country a blessed and joyful congratulation, and wish every family God____s blessings for the years ahead. In an era where we see tonnes…

A bold new vision

In a report released by the WHO today, Thursday, 23 March 2017, (from which I quote) “A bold new plan developed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, with support from WHO, sets out the Pacific nation____s roadmap towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. “The plan defines what services are to…

Family Violence – Problem blong iumi evriwan

NEXT week marks the one-year anniversary of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The government and the people of Solomon Islands should be congratulated on this landmark legislation. The Act is important because it sends a clear signal that family violence is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. It also establishes important new rights to protect people from family…