Prioritising our youthful population

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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,...

Objectivity important, lest we forget

THE intrusion of social media into our society has certainly caused an upheaval in how we do things. Everyone wants to be somebody, journalists become advocators and children become adults. In journalism to remain objective...

History made and milestone for all

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has created another history with the deployment of two female officers to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur, South Sudan. Sergeant Andrea Kierre and Inspector Agnes Ape are...

Events that matter

TUESDAY 5th June marks World Environment Day and everywhere around the world, people were also celebrating this important event. In Honiara a gathering was held at a community outside of the city, the first of...

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