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  • 13
  • Jul

Self commendation is no praise, but for the Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) Organizing Committee to have a sense of gloom and doom and constant self-condemnation; with a sense that they have failed the Region, Solomon Islands and our people by not producing the best, may have been just becoming paranoiac on the part of the Committee and the Government. After speaking to a number of journalists from the region and beyond, contrary to that self-inflicted perception, there are positive indications that we may somehow have produced what could be the biggest and best ever Festival of Pacific Arts.

  • 13
  • Jul

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) in its ongoing efforts to raise people's awareness on corruption would like to share a success story of a complaint handled by the TSI Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre (ALAC).

  • 18
  • Jul

As a regular writer of this page, I too would like to acknowledge and commend our government, including the various ministries and members of the parliament who were directly involved in this festival, chairperson and members of the organizing committee, other subsidiary committees and their members, the police department and officers, the different groups of people who constructed the houses and everything in all the festival centers, the experts of the lighting system and flares, Solomon Islands participants, and the public of Honiara and the country.

  • 19
  • Jul

Deep sea mining (DSM) is the new frontier in extractive mining. For the companies involved, as well as the governments that own the mining rights, it offers substantial profits.

  • 06
  • Aug

It was 6pm on a day in March 1996. And Kevin Riria Malopo, a landowner at Gold Ridge, Solomons’ only commercial gold mine outside the capital Honiara, remembers it well.

  • 27
  • Aug

LAST week, I spent an hour with journalism students at the University of the South Pacific during their Friday Forum session; a talanoa session during lunch-hour.

  • 19
  • Sep

Last week, with many others I attended the funeral service of Fr John Lamani. It always comes as a shock when someone you know dies.

  • 25
  • Sep

I would like to raise some important aspects of the ‘Outcome-Base Curriculum’ or Outcome Base Education (OBE).

  • 16
  • Oct

The belief by some Rennellese that logging will make them rich is really a joke. The truth is logging will not only going to destroy Rennell biodiversity, but it will also cause huge financial loss to the people in terms of hewing their logs and the destruction of the environment.

  • 31
  • Oct

There might be merits in OBE but what concern me most was the lack of consultation and proper debate on OBE and the speed at which it was introduced. OBE will affect the future of Solomon Islands in a drastic way, either for good or for worse.

  • 02
  • Nov

 

THE Leadership Code Commission urgently needs to be reformed.

  • 27
  • Nov

It can choose to be transparent and reveal all or wait for the legal challenge or a Commission of Enquiry, or both, to unravel its callous handling of the Members' Fund.