Listening to the Solomon Islands: friends to all and enemies to none
The Solomon Islands (SI), with a population of 700,000, has a growing relationship with China. This is a fact and an inevitable trend. In all...
Who is building a military base in the Solomon Islands?
The Australian high commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Lachlan Strahan, was forced to deny that Australia is building a military base in Temotu Province in...
Memo to Deputy Sheriff Albanese: In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, recalled that...
Australia’s political hypocrisy in the Pacific
A draft security cooperation agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands was leaked catching the Australian government by surprise. The proposed...
Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...
Anti-colonial resistance in the Pacific
Resistance to the plans of successive Australian governments to create an Australian colonial empire in the Pacific has taken many forms over time. In 2006,...
Colonialism’s dead hand
In 2000 the same issues of land ownership and forms of government were behind the conflict of the two opposing “freedom” fighter groups which erupted...