“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…

Service – Its Proper place

Welcome to our continuing discussion on this important subject of “Worship.” In the past few weeks we looked at why worship is important and the various aspects we need to know to enrich our worship of God. This week we will look at another important aspect of worship and that is “Service – Its Proper…

Reconciliation, forgiveness, peace, and unite

Following a minor reshuffle in the Cabinet line-up, MP Samson Maneka will be sworn in this Monday morning as the new Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace. The Solomon Islands is entering into a progressive period of development and economic growth under plans unveiled by the DCC Government in the 2015 Budget Speech and…

The nation’s first NGO

THE acronym N.G.O. is now ubiquitous. Non-Government Organisations: why do they exist and for what reason? Who are they and how do they operate? Where are they operating from and most importantly of all, for whom do they operate? These are really healthy questions. According to Wikipedia   an NGO is an organization that is neither…

World must learn lessons of Cyclone Pam

Massive destruction wrought by Cyclone Pam is a reminder that we must work together to fight for island futures, writes SHIRLEY LABAN* OFFICIALS from across the region are meeting in Samoa this week to discuss Pacific responses to a changing climate. They meet with a renewed sense of urgency, as they consider shared positions for…

SI is a ‘functional society’, is it?

In a nation state, a ‘Functional Society’ has to build symmetrical relationships of cooperation between ‘change agents’. In this regard, in every aspect different organs in the society are equal players, and so the need to break with the relationships of subordination. This will ensure we preserve a stable and harmonious environment for the betterment…