Political Holiness

I’ve heard so much about the ‘term dirty politics’ and I was wondering as to whether there is a counter argument against that. Sometimes given that we know it, but unable to counter it with another view or opinion, there is a tendency to remain one sided instead of giving a counter view on the…

Western United

It’s interesting when I skim and scanning through the previous articles in the Solomon star regarding about the above caption.  There is years of silent about the team western united since its establishment not until criticism arose. There are positive comments been mention but I never seen it in practical demonstration and here is one…

SIBA responds to Sasako

Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) has categorically denies allegations levelled against its president, Mr Donald Marahare, having a hand in the decision alluded to by Mr Alfred Sasako in an article which appeared in this paper last Friday. In a statement SIBA said the article carried by the paper further signifies continuous desperate but so…

Sogavare and RAMSI

The former Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, told Parliament, during a debate last week, that he kept asking himself whether Solomon Islands could have done things differently prior to inviting the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) in the Solomon Islands. He was also raising his concerns in relation to the nation’s need for sovereignty over its own…

Boy, those kids can sing!

Solo Icon Last weekend, I was privileged to witness some of Solomon Islands’ best young performers competing on stage at the annual Solo Icon. I was even more privileged to present the awards to the winners in each category.  Boy, those kids can sing! This is the sixth year in which the High Commission has…

The gains would be worth it all

The countdown has truly begun. A week from now, for example, the Ninth Parliament will be no more. It will be dissolved. Nearly half the 50 Members of Parliament will have been out of job as the nation prepares to vote in new MPs to represent them in the 10th Parliament. The date for the…

2014 Election Integrity Pledge

Many candidates have been swept in to Parliament on promises that have never been fulfilled. Some change their color when they win elections, contradicting what they have promised during campaigning. Integrity is a value that is vital to build this country stronger, a belief that Transparency Solomon Islands continues to support. TSI would like to…