Outline for early creation of a National Youth Orchestra in keeping with aims of...

Introduction THE concept for the creation of a National Youth Orchestra is essentially the further development of an idea I have long considered as means of furthering the latent talents of the youth with...

Putting JQY’s position as service provider in perspective

COMMENTARY By Alfred Sasako THE extent of public funding to JQY Enterprise Ltd – a government preferred supplier outlet – angered many members of the public. Some no doubt have their own businesses and are expectant...

It is not over until it’s over

IT was good to see the voter registration exercise was completed without much drama – at least that’s how the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission would have loved to have it recorded. It was not an...

Are we missing the target?

THE piece of legislation intended to govern the conduct of elections in Solomon Islands is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to this country. It was gazetted last week. But the weaknesses in the...

It begins this week

THE lengthy process for the long-awaited event which occurs only once every four years has begun. Officials engaged by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission are scattered right across the nation’s length and breathe recording names...

TSI welcome Sogavare’s comments on the $20m terminal grant

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands welcomes the Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s comment on our call for the grant to be taxed. We also acknowledge that he has the right to close his ears to the likes...

10th parliament ends but we are nowhere near

THE other day a next of kin was relaying his recent encounter with a Member of Parliament in a Honiara shop. The MP who shall remain nameless pulled out a cheque book and said to...

How politics keeps Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea poor and poorly governed

THE Western Melanesian countries of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) are both poor and poorly governed. Anyone who has spent any time in either country will have seen how governance woes contribute to...

Rethinking Development and what’s next?

By Derek Mane DESPITEa the arguments and debates on the type of development approach to adopt, Solomon Islands continue to implement the SAPs (Structural Adjustment Programmes) policies influenced by the World Bank, and the International...

Snake crawls out of the grass unscratched for Fairtrade Company Limited

MANAGING Director of Fairtrade Company Limited responds to the headline in the Island Sun on Monday titled “snake in the grass” by Alfred Sasako. He says firstly that Mr Sasako should seek legal advice and...

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