Category Editorial

We should be alarmed

WE seem to just cannot learn our lessons. Past disasters have been blamed on artificial developments along or near rivers. The calamitous flash-flood of April 2014 was blamed on logging activities in Mataniko’s upstream, which created a barricade of logs…

Encouragement for graduates

CONGRATULATIONS to the many graduates who received their merits and awards in yesterday’s ceremony. Almost two thousand students from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) graduated with certificates, diplomas and degrees from the various subjects and courses. This is a…

Sport industry must be recognised

EARNING salaries through sports is probably a long way away from us in the Solomon Islands yet. Overseas however, men and women involved in professional sports can earn a great deal of money at the highest levels. The sport industry…

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 other people. However one…

People power for health

Anything is possible if we set our mind to it. RECENTLY, within a week, a father’s plea had been answered when he appealed for assistance from the public to send his daughter overseas for medical check. His plea came out…

Disaster preparedness a must

PACIFIC Island Countries are vulnerable to natural hazards that include floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. In an article by Pacific Islands Report in 2016, Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are highlighted…

Budget for everyone, or is it?

‘IN the midst of adversity, Government has decided to redesign and more effectively manage the delivery of public services within a tighter fiscal framework’. These were the words used by Finance Minister, Manasseh Sogavare in his budget speech for 2018.…

Sex education a must

THE latest report by the RSIPF media on the alleged sexual intercourse by a 70-year-old man with a six-year-old girl is just not on. This animalistic act should not be tolerated and tougher sentences should be given to people found…