Good to see one government ministry doing something, but

Congratulations to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry Labour and Immigration for taking the lead in cracking down on alleged illegal workers in this country. It is long overdue. Many have been quick to condemn Bangladeshis...

Dirty plot to stop new candidate to contest national election is looming

SOLOMON Islands will go to the polls early 2019 and the political race for the 50 parliamentary seats has begun. We are now halfway into 2018 and to date there has been no information available...

For the love of God

WE share the concern Transparency Solomon Islands continues to advocate, and reiterate the call for responsible authorities to take action on the findings of the Office of the Auditor General 2014-16. Last week, we published...

How many others are doing it?

The official website of Solomon Islands Postal Corporation (SIPC) – the nation’s smallest State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) – says it all. It shows its board may have outlived its legal mandate. One wonders how many other...

An interesting diplomatic bait indeed

IN his closing remarks at a lunchtime banquet held in his honor in Taipei last week, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela made an interesting remark. As a matter of fact, it is a phrase in...

A very productive trip indeed but at whose expense?

Congratulations Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. YOUR trip to Japan for the PALM8 Leaders’ summit or at least the benefits from sideline meetings has given Solomon Islands what to hope for in terms of infrastructure development,...

Quest for solidarity in civil society

CIVIL society characterises themselves as representing the critical mass. However, over the past weeks civil society organisation and networks in Solomon Islands have been tested to its core when a bipartisan trip to Indonesia rocked...

Promoting migration while combatting the brain drain

CONCERNS from the Pacific about brain drain could undermine Australia’s new commitment to promoting Pacific labour mobility. Stage 3 of the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC), and the Pacific Mobility Scheme (PLS) are new initiatives to...

So the public and taxpayers to pay for others’ mistakes

It was once called the People’s Budget. Over the years it has become crystal clear that the government workers create problems and expect ordinary taxpayers to pay the cost of others’ mistakes. Take the Airport...

PEC’s big fat lies to tax payers

A Solomon Islander who earns a salary of $2,944.38 a fortnight , is taxed $622.87 , NPF contribution of $147.24 and basic rate of $29.45. His net pay for the fortnight is $2,145.32. Out of...

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