Opinions

Budget 2019

The budget for 2019 has been passed, well over $3 billion dollars. This is good news for general government services, health care, education and the likes. Bulk of the budget though will go to recurrent...

Economic stability in Asia and the Pacific provides opportunities to make progress on productivity and inclusiveness

Against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy, lacklustre trade growth, and uncertainty in major economies, countries of the Asia-Pacific region continued to push ahead at an estimated 4.9per cent...

Transforming commitment into action on disaster risk reduction

Nothing erases development gains as suddenly and severely as natural disasters. Earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones wreak destruction, not only across borders but across generations, reversing the...

NO TIME TO LOSE IN TACKLING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

The seemingly intractable problems associated with youth unemployment in Honiara and the resulting evidence of increased substance abuse, including the growing and use of marijuana, the consumption of...

Weak Government Institutions = Sick Governance

The news that corruption and fraud is rife within the very fabric of our government institutions and organizations is very alarming. According to an Advisor to the Internal Audit Division within the...

Know Your Rights!

The Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association (KIBCA) success in the High Court sends a great message to communities throughout the country. Late last month the High Court granted an injunction...

Time’s Up

It’s time for the Leadership Code Commission to take some action. Two months ago the Chairman of LCC wrote to 36 MPs and 15 Permanent Secretaries to ask why they have not submitted their Declaration of...

LCC Makes a Big Statement

The Leadership Code Commission (LCC) should be congratulated for its hard work. This week the LCC Chairman, Emmanuel Kouhota, announced that he has asked 36 Members of Parliament (MPs), 11 of whom are...

MPs Ask For More

The roles and responsibilities of government Ministries must be respected by the NCRA government. The Government has indicated this week that it wants to take $33.4 million SBD from the Ministry of Agriculture...

Why EITI is important?

This week the Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo has been attending a conference in Australia on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). But what does EITI mean for Solomon Islands? It means...