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Saturday, December 4, 2021

    EDITORIAL- Why not reduce or abolish the CDF?

    PRIME Manasseh Sogavare has promised to increase government funding for the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF).He made the assurance in Tulagi, Central Province, Tuesday at the province’s Second Appointed Day.Initiated in 2008 with donor...


    Call for more women in Justice SectorBY BEN BILUAJUSTICE Maelyn Bird has encouraged women and girls to pursue judicial path as part of promoting gender quality in the country.She said the justice sector has...

    New tax on white rice

    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...

    Never forget the vulnerable groups in society

    IN any crisis, often it is women and children who suffered most.That’s because of their vulnerabilities and other weaknesses.More often than not, they are also the most neglected.The coronavirus pandemic that had brought the...

    EDITORIAL- Job offers that cannot be turned down

    ANOTHER group of Solomon Islanders left yesterday to work in Australia.They are the latest to travel under the Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).Again, public reaction to this latest travel was mixed.While the majority are...

    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...

    MAL applauds CoL quick action to retrieve land for Biosecurity work

    Quick action by the Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Mr Alan Mcneil to take back the land at Ranadi sold by Honiara City Council (HCC) to Excellent Resources Management Limited, an Asian Company, for Biosecurity...

    EDITORIAL- Where’s the explanation on Mamara?

    A WEEK on and we are yet to hear a Government explanation over the more than $21 million request it received from Metropolis Mamara Development Ltd.The request was made in a letter that was...

    EDITORIAL- Where’s the road maintenance plan?

    WORK to upgrade the 9.3 kilometre road from Kukum to Henderson domestic terminal has already started.Japan is funding the project, continuing on from the first phase that starts from the Honiara City Council round-about to...

    EDITORIAL: Stop the speculation!

    THE death of a Chinese businesswoman in her Point Cruz shop on Tuesday morning was not only saddening, but also so disturbing.Details of the incident are still sketchy.But in all likeliness, she was killed...