Category Editorial

We need the political will

THE national government is faced with a dilemma especially with antagonism coming from all directions including from its own provincial government from the proposed budget cuts. And it couldn’t get any worse. Now our country’s only financial institution, Central Bank…

Why we have rules

OUR heart goes out to the family members of the young lad who lost his life in the accident at Fou’ala in Malaita. For families to experience something of this nature is beyond comprehension. This incident should bring a stern…

MPs please curb yours first

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 transpire during this hearing. Much has…

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 participation of our youths and…

Women press for progress, so do men

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day (IWD) is fast approaching and once again achievements of women past and present will be celebrated with the theme “Press for Progress”. Solomon Islands women have come a long way in a short time frame. ‘Breaking through…

We can’t even handle rain

HONIARA was at a standstill yesterday after a few hours of down pour. One hates to imagine what a week of rain would cause. Parliament was not able to progress in yesterday’s sitting, schools were closed, Kukum highway was flooded,…

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 only be free…

Are we a country of thieves?

THE first of the arrivals of cruise boats to our shores has taken place yesterday at the Point Cruz International wharf. Namely Caledonia Sky and Ocean Dream, the visit yesterday by these two boats is certainly a boost in the…

Studies are more important than protesting

STUDENTS are meant to concentrate in their studies and not to engage in external affairs affecting their institutions that may lead to distractions in their learning. Student Association President Reginald Ngati promising not to engage students in staging protest against…

We condemn threats on seasonal worker recruiters

REPORTS of threats from Solomon Islanders to seasonal worker recruiters from New Zealand is damaging our reputation. Whilst the seasonal workers scheme has benefited Solomon Islanders, reports of intimidation and extortion attempts while the recruiters were in Honiara is just…