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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Media urged to report accurately

CHIEF Electoral Officer Jane Waetara urges media to report with facts and responsibility...
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    New tax on white rice

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    PUBLIC are expected to dig deeper into their own pockets when the new import duty of 20 cent per kilogram of rice and a good tax of five percent added as of September 1. At...

    Learning and speaking Mandarin

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    The Mandarin language is one of the mostly spoken languages in the world today. In other words, it has the highest number of speakers. The Standard Mandarin for instance is used in all schools in China....

    Stop violence against children

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    VIOLENCE against children comes in various forms. We welcomes discussions in Honiara this week on addressing this issue. Violent discipline against children is a common one. It is everyone’s business and not that of only...

    Prioritising our youthful population

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    OUR youth makes up the majority of the population. In fact 70 percent of Solomon Islands population is under 34 years of age. Those between 15 to 34 years old are categorised as youth in this...

    We need a collaborative standpoint on climate change

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    CLIMATE change will be dominating the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting in Funafuti this week. It is a fitting venue for climate change to be discussed right on the doorsteps of people suffering from its...

    Prioritising youths

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    IT is good to hear that a ‘Policy’ for youths was launched recently. Also hearing government speak highly of labor mobilisation as a mean for youths to be employed is good. However is this really the...

    Government should protect its citizens first and foremost

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    IT is no secret that despite being the major income generating activity for the country, logging also brought about its social woes. In a report titled ‘from happy hour to hungry hour; logging, fisheries and...

    Dependency must stop

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    GOVERNMENT really needs to pull up its socks if it wants to get this country out of this mess of dependency. We have a government that rely on aid, we have a nation and citizens...

    Communication breakdown

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    IT seems as if the health crisis is a result of communication breakdown or people not doing their job. More than $900 million had been pumped into the health sector through external donors including government’s...

    What is wrong?

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    IN the government’s budget outlook for 2018, a lot of health support comes from External support. The Solomon Islands 2018 budget is supported by donors, ie; Australian budget support of $76.6 million for health services,...