Is the forestry sector the next battleground?

ON June 14 this year, the nation’s forestry industry regulator, Solomon Forest Association (SFA) issued a warning that illegal logging practices were “getting out of control”. The SFA called on the Government to act immediately, or it would dissolve itself so thatthere is a level playing field on corruption for everyone in this country. “The…

Tuki’s intrusion into Vanikoro

VANIKIRO indigenous landowners were taken by surprise on Sunday 26th June when MP Freda Tuki and her co landed their machines to clear the land for her so-called township on the island. There were no negotiations with the Vanikoro Indigenous Landowners by the Ms Tuki. She negotiated with four Tikopian settlers who claimed to be…

God Works through Adversity

Once again, welcome to our continuing discussion on the topic ‘Growing through Adversity’. This week, we will look at another aspect of adversity from God’s perspective. One of the big questions often asked by people, “Where is God when it hurts?” Our response to this question could either draw us closer or away from God.…

Growth pains: Vanuatu’s transition

Vanuatu is in the news again. Along with three other Pacific Island countries, which enjoy the status of least developed country (LDC) for special treatment by international donor community including various multilateral funding agencies aside from industrialized nations, Vanuatu has made the right signals once again, as it would be graduating soon. Addressing the Comprehensive…