Category Opinion

A closing year’s observations and commentary

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Dear Editor, Please consider this letter. Yours sincerely, Frank Short As 2021 ebbs to its close and soon there will emerge a new dawn at the start of 2022, I would like to say a few words before the year…

Creating productive atoll soils

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Dear Editor, Please give your consideration to this letter. Yours sincerely, Frank Short Many of Solomon Islands atolls are suffering more and more from sea rise occasioned by climate change and I believe people living on such atolls are increasingly…

Papua New Guinea’s time of destiny

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By Mekere Morauta This acceptance speech was delivered by the Hon Sir Mekere Morauta MP on 14 July 1999 on the floor of Parliament upon his election as Prime Minister. Sir Mekere was PNG’s Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002.…

Vale Sir Mekere Morauta

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By Rabbie Namaliu It has been my privilege to know personally, work closely with, and occasionally disagree with, the Right Honourable Sir Mekere Morauta, whose death the nation mourns. He was a close friend, my talaigu, and a colleague in…

Aid to Malaita: Long Overdue Yet Still Questioned

USAID’s recent announcement of the USD25 million SCALE Program focusing on Malaita has ignited commentary throughout the Solomons and the region, along with inevitable speculation about the timing of such a dramatic increase during a time of geopolitical contest. But here in…