Category Editorial

Driving our Agriculture sector forward

AGRICULTURE minister Senley Filualea recently highlighted the importance of the agriculture sector to the nation. He was speaking at an event his ministry organised to mark World Food Day. Firstly, he called for all stakeholders to unite and develop the…
Covid-19

COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RISK LOW: PM

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO DESPITE the climbing number of covid-19 cases, the risk of community transmission remains low. Government is quick to reassure citizens of this, following yesterday’s announcement of a third case of covid-19. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, in…

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 world to its knees…

Happy fathers day

HAPPY Father’s Day to all fathers in around the country. You all deserved a special day to celebrate. Father’s day is a special day celebrated around the world every year in recognition of the contribution of fathers in growth and…

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 the moment the price of…

Learning and speaking Mandarin

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. We are not encouraging…

Stop violence against children

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 the parents. There are laws…