Category Editorial

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 best way for our…

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 that rely on government and…

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 own budget for the Ministry…

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, EU $24.0 million to MHMS,…

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 is to present the facts…

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 the first RSIPF female officers…

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 its kind. Another event to…

What has become of us?

THE gruesome killing over the weekend of a 50 year old man in Tathiboko in North East Guadalcanal is not acceptable and should not be tolerated. Issues and reports surrounding the incident does not speak well of the society. Just…

Recognition of rural women must be commended

THE National Financial Inclusion Taskforce (NFIT) must be commended for the initiative of the biennial awards for women in micro-business more-so for women in rural areas. Often rural dwellers are being left out in such prestigious awards. However yesterday’s activity…