What Solomon Islands needs to Develop?

I usually remain inconclusive on a question – Is the Solomon Islands a rich country or a poor country? I can say, it’s rich, but it’s poor too, or, the Solomon Islands is as a rich country of deprived people.  Let me explain, why? It is poor, as the United Nations classified it as a…

Indonesia supports Palestinian independence?

What about West Papua? United Liberation Movement for West Papua  The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) just held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta from 6 to 7 March, with the theme “Independence is the right of all nations”. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia reaffirmed its support for the independence and sovereignty of Palestine.…

NRDA’s land battle

IT is very worrying to follow and learn the undertakings of the Nende Resources Development Association’s (NRDA) and their fight over the registered land LR616 and LR716. This land has become a center of row between Zing Lin Timbers and Rolland Tang Timbers in the recent months. The two land plots hold a plantation that…

Establishment of 4th USP campus

I WISH to respond to Gabriel Talokwai’s letter which was published in your paper on 8 February 2016. It was in reference to the proposal to establish a 4th USP Campus in Solomon Islands.  I will attempt to address some of the points he raised in his letter. The first point he raised was that…

Academic studies and scholarships

YOUR newspaper featured the outstanding academic achievements of 31 year old Tammy Tambe from Wagina in South Choiseul who has recently received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergan in Norway. Tammy begun her high school at King George Sixth before moving on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Marine…

Village setting, our safety net

ALL indigenous Solomon Islanders have a village to call home. We are very fortunate for this blessing. Even our local urban residents raced to the village setting to rejoin with their loved ones and relatives during a festive season’s break, or when life is unbearable on the other sides. The village setting is our Safety…

Our View of God

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the topic, ‘Our view of God.’ Before we look more closely at some of God’s characteristics, let’s take a few moments to evaluate our view of God. It’s one thing to say we’ve avoided the misconceptions about God that we have discussed over the last three weeks. It’s another…