“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”
Monday 13 April 2015
Quoted from the SIBC.
“The President of the Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW) Ella Kauhue has called on the responsible Government Ministries to start advocating on the Family Protection Act to Communities across the country.
“President Kauhue says there are a lot of communities that are isolated and have very limited information on Violence against Women and young girls.
According to a news item on Radio New Zealand International this morning, 13 April 2015, reporting alleged corrupt practices by sending text messages has had positive results in PNG.
The reporting of alleged corruption in such a way might be of interest to the local TSI and to the investigators that might be appointed in a future ICAC in the Solomon Islands.
Quoting from the news bulletin it says, "The United Nations Development Programme says a texting scheme to expose corrupt government officials in Papua New Guinea has had a dramatic impact.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. — Nelson Mandela.
Honiara 13 April 2015
A surprise statement released, today, by the Press Secretary to the Honourable Prime Minister, Manesseh Sogavare, forecast the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Turkey based group of companies (Nazer Group) for a SBD$387 million dollar funding for the construction of a new hospital at Kiluufi in Malaita Province.
12 April 2015
Several young students in the Solomon Islands have written to me in the past couple of months telling me of their ongoing difficulties in finding the money to progress their higher education dreams at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU).
One young man, in particular, wrote to say he had been given a helping hand of S$5,000 by his constituency Member of Parliament (MP).
It was good to learn of this assistance for so often one gets to read only negative reports of our MPs.
Bangkok 11 April 2015
Gabriel, a Honiara writer, submitted a letter to the Editor of the Solomon Star newspaper, yesterday, in which he claimed, “It is my considered view that the national budget (2015) being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally.”
In a sovereign country like the Solomon Islands and with a free press the writer’s views gained local attention and instant international notice once the letter was published.