Bee keeping is no magic

LIKE anything else in life, success more often than not follows hard work, commitment and persistence. Bee keeping is no magic for spinning money as some were led to believe. It certainly involves hard work, some level of basic understanding of bees and common sense to effectively manage it. Some practical training involving handling of…

In good or bad times

A more practicable application of the wedding vow THE crowd waiting for the Naha-Kola route became agitated on Monday when bus operators decided to take the much shorter route of HTC- Talise or HTC-SDA route. I checked the pocket in my pants and found a single $50 note. As a matter of protest against these…

West Papua at PIF meet

DEAR Pacific Island Forum leaders, We are writing to you at a critical juncture for the people of West Papua and regional recognition of their struggle to end human rights violations in their land. We call on you to extend your support by prioritising the human rights issues in West Papua at the 46th Pacific…

Ministers’ luxurious life-styles cost tax-payers!

Incurring cost which was not budgeted for by the government is a form of bad governance decision. In a media article this week the Parliamentary Opposition Group disclosed information that three Government ministers have owed the Heritage Park Hotel which could cost tax-payers of this country more than SBD $900,000. The three ministers are Hon.…

Govt’s felony against its own people

THE recent political and controversial decisions that the DCC Government has undertaken does not speak well of a Government that preaches change for this nation. The word change can only mean two things and that is positive change or a negative change from bad to worse. I for one observing and analyzing the recent events…

Who judge our judges?

IT depends on individual interpretations, but for me, I personally think court judges should be judged by the public. Judges are specialists who are good in their own tasks but they are humans too and their decisions should not always be trusted because they can be erred in their judgments at times and of course…

“An extraordinary speech PM”

The 37th Independence Anniversary Speech delivered by the Prime Minister was one of the most outstanding speeches of our time, a speech that would not be easily forgotten by many entrepreneurs, academics, diplomats and leaders of this nation.  Many people who have listened to the speech were commenting on it as a speech that was…

We need genuine foreign investment

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is asking the question – do we have sufficient laws and policies to attract legitimate foreign investment? The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has announced a number of policies designed to attract new foreign investors to our shores. How can we ensure that the investors we attract will generate benefits for…

The Grace of Humility

Welcome to the ‘Thought for the Week’ column where we will be discussing the subject of Humility. We will be looking at this subject for the next two weeks. I pray that God will speak to you through his Word as we explore this subject in our discussion. The idea of humility was not popular…