Category Opinion

Now is the time to reduce remittance costs

By Pär Liljert, Rose Payne Last year, global remittances overtook foreign direct investment as the biggest inflow of money into developing countries. COVID-19 is expected to reduce the amount of global remittances in 2020 by 20 per cent. This sharp…

Social media and intimate partner violence in PNG

By Peter Nasale, Rayanne Nongkas, Kylie McKenna In June 2020, two cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) went viral on social media in Papua New Guinea (PNG) sparking public commentary on the specifics of the two cases and the problem…

Australia reviewing kava import restrictions

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Dear Editor, You might wish to consider this story. Yours sincerely: Frank Short Recent sales of Kava in the Solomon Islands will have encouraged local growers to increase their yields and earn more income. The latest news from Radio New…

Medicare, family separation and temporary migrants

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By Holly Lawton The United Workers Union has launched a recent campaign lobbying for Medicare coverage for Pacific seasonal workers participating in the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). A recent petition, with 159 signatures as at 14 July, calls for six…

Considering the needs of persons with disabilities

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Dear Editor, Please give your consideration to this letter. Writing in the Solomon Times last week, Jeremy Gwao, the journalist with a human touch to his reports, mentioned earlier this year the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) had said governments should…

The Sovereignty of Solomon Islands Must be Preserved – Always

Peter Keniloria

In over 40 years of independence and conducting of diplomatic relations, no diplomatic ally has publicly spoken directly to Solomon Islanders, including national and provincial leaders, in an admonishing fashion to ‘stop making irresponsible remarks or actions’ against their/global policies,…

Environmental protection and green tourism

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Dear EditorPlease consider this letter.Yours sincerelyFrank Short Environmental protection and green tourismMiss Solomon Islands, Gladys Habu, said during the World Environment Day, “Protecting our environment is important and as Islanders, we know very well why.” “As a nation, our environment…

The protection of fundamental rights is vital

Peter Keniloria

Private View by Peter Kenilorea Jr (MP) ‘Freedom of movement is the very essence of our free society – once the right to travel is curtailed all other rights suffer’. This quote by the American Jurist and Politician, William O…

‘AT THE CROSSROAD’

Oxfama and SIDT deliever packs of soap and tapped water containers to communities for COVID 19 hygiene awareness

By Ernest Ta’asi Communications Officer, Oxfam in Solomon Islands Our team arrived at the riverbank just below Katehana village. It took us about half an hour bumpy drive through a red muddy terrain. The clear afternoon had quickly turned dull.…