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    EDITORIAL- Job offers that cannot be turned down

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    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...

    EDITORIAL- A province with lots of potential

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    AS a province, Isabel turned 37th yesterday.Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is in provincial capital Buala to be part of the Second Appointed Day celebrations.He travelled by patrol boat, arriving there yesterday afternoon.Official celebrations will...

    EDITORIAL- Let’s keep our guard on….

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    TWO of 14-crew members of a vessel that arrived in Honiara last week have been tested positive for COVID-19.The PNG-registered landing craft sailed from Lae under a private charter arrangement.The COVID-19 Oversighted Committee vessel...

    EDITORIAL- Time to get the stadium project done

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    WORK on the main stadium for the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara will start soon.Funders, the Peoples Republic of China, announced this week the contractor has been identified.China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has...

    EDITORIAL- Yes, we attended that zoom session

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    ISLAND Sun wishes to respond to a report the Adviser to Malaita Provincial Government, Celsius Talifilu, produced and circulated on social media this week.Firstly, we can confirm that our representatives attended a zoom session...

    EDITORIAL- People, not MPs, should decide on extending life of parliament

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    SO the Sogavare Government intends to extend the life of parliament from four to five years.Its intention was revealed in a secret cabinet paper that was leaked to the public.The leaked document confirmed cabinet...

    MPs please curb yours first

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    AS talks of the budget is now before the Public Accounts Committee, it is important that we as citizens of this country must take an avid interest to read and listen to what will...

    Major reforms and meeting the press

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    GOOD on you Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela for taking the bold move to reduce your political appointees, terminating all vehicle lease agreement and cutting back on post-paid mobile phones for your staff.These reforms are...

    EDITORIAL- A step further for Tina Hydro

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    WORK on the Tina Hydro Project was given a boost yesterday with the signing of a co-financing agreement in Honiara.This latest financing agreement between Australia and Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) will avail $218.6...

    Independence and the role of the Media

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    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...