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…

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…

View from the Bench is appalling

Below is the full text of the speech High Court judge Justice STEPHEN PALLARAS delivered at the Family Violence and Youth Justice Workshop that ended recently in Honiara. In his presentation, Justice Pallaras criticised the regular travels and absences of Director of Public Prosecution Ronald Bei Talasasa, which led to a heated media exchanges between…

Bear With One Another

The seventh of the ‘one another’ sayings of the New Testament for our thought for this week is “Bear with one another” (Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13; James 5:7-11).  Someone has perceptively pointed out that “the church is not an art gallery for exhibition of eminent saints, but a hospital for helping sick sinners.” Most, if…

Is it reasonable?

TWO weeks from now the Ninth Parliament will be no more. A series of things will have happened. On 8th September, Parliament will have been dissolved, ordinary MPs will have come back down to earth and be like one of us, leading a normal life. The Executive Government that is, Cabinet though, would continue but…