Solomon Airlines is back on the social media

IT is hard to know what other institutions are suffering – in silence – as a result of government neglect. There seems to be smoke everywhere, particularly within the public sector. In the past few...

Paia’s view on traditional governance draft bill commended

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands commends Warren Paia’s view on the ill conceived Traditional Governance Bill 2018. Paia’s view on the bill aligns with concerns TSI raised in its various articles published in the media. More importantly he...

Wantok System and its historical evolution, Colonialism and the Political Economy in Pre-independence Solomon...

By Derek Smiles Mane IN the Pacific region, particularly in the Solomon Islands, the wantok system is seen as an informal social network that households or individuals employ to access much needed resources, government services,...

How did the drugs shortage start?

THERE'S one thing Solomon Islands is known for – getting things down even at the last minute. The recent two-week MACFEST event is a case in point. Work did not start until two weeks before...

Do no harm: women’s economic empowerment and domestic violence in Melanesia

IT is often assumed that women are empowered when they are able to earn an income and that this puts them in a stronger position to negotiate with their partners. However, this is not always...

Reflecting on the Wantok System after 40 years of community

By Derek Mane ON the morning of July 7, 1978, Solomon Islanders in various locations throughout the country lower the Union Jack and raised the Solomon Islands flag. A birth of a new nation, 40...

Is cheap and faster internet the answer to our social and economic ills?

BY the time you are reading this, our Prime Minister Hon Ricky Houenipwela, would have well and truly settled down in his hotel suite in Brisbane, He is there to sign the agreement linking...

If you missed it, here is why

By Alfred Sasako. IF you were wondering why I was absent from the pages of Island Sun last week, here is why. I was away in China where I had accompanied the President of the Pacific...

In disasters, violence against women is the huge, often hidden story

AFTER her son’s murder, Miriam* finally fled her village in Myanmar’s conflict-ravaged Rakhine State. Even as Miriam escaped, the few precious belongings she could grab were snatched from her, and she recalls how she was...

Solomon Islands Security Treaty – Putting words into action in the Pacific

By Roderick Brazier, Australia’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands WORKING together to ensure economic growth, security and stability in the Pacific is at the cornerstone of Australia’s strengthened engagement in the Pacific as highlighted in Australia’s...




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