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Saturday, December 4, 2021

    Independence and the role of the Media

    THE role of media in society is very crucial.Media is an important pillar of our democracy.It holds government officials, public figures as well as organisations and corporations accountable.To maintain that standard, it must not...

    EDITORIAL- Let’s not repeat the mistakes of logging

    GOVERNMENT last year came up with a policy to fast-track three mining operations for the country.This was devised with the intention to generate much-needed revenue for the Government in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.The...

    Use wisely “freedom of speech”

    EVERY students have the freedom of speech same as everyone else.Freedom of speech protects our right to express ideas and beliefs in any manner that we choose.It protects our ability to protest and meet...

    EDITORIAL- Road work must start unhindered

    FINAL documents for Phase II of the Kukum Highway Upgrading Project were signed in Honiara Monday this week.Japan is funding the multi-million dollar road project.It’s a continuation from phase I, which runs from the...


    We are back in Gizo!THE Island Sun wishes to let the public of Western Province know that we’ve reopened our Gizo Bureau as of this week.This was after we’ve briefly closed down the office...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    Good sign for SI progress on gender

    IT was really nice to see women coming out in numbers to join the march from Honiara City Council to the Auditorium where celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day was held.More so the...