'Talking Truth'

Talking Truth is a national weekly radio show that covers key developments and current events in Solomon Islands.

Since 2003, Talking Truth has provided Solomon Islanders with in-depth analysis of the key events and changes throughout their country, including interviews with key leaders and organisations working to improve life for Solomon Islanders.

Many Talking Truth episodes are recorded live at key events and public meetings in locations throughout Solomon Islands. Discussion is always lively, open and direct.

Talking Truth is broadcast in Solomon Islands pijin, and has been sponsored by RAMSI since it was first broadcast in 2003. Talking Truth episodes are recorded and produced by local Solomon Islands journalists.

Tune in

For those in Solomon Islands, Talking Truth can be heard each on SIBC every Sunday night at 6:30pm, and again the following Tuesday at 4:00pm.

SIBC’s frequencies in key locations:
- 1035AM in Honiara
- 5020AM throughout Solomon Islands (short-wave frequency)
- 96.3FM in Gizo

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2013



 
26 May 2013 Pacific Media Self Regulation Mrs Lisa Williams Lahari 130526 Pacific Media Self Regulation 2.1MB MP3 file
19 May 2013 Performance Management Contract for Permanent Secretaries ~ Revisited (Part 2) Chairman of Public Service Commission, Eliam Tangirongo 130519 Performance Management Contract for Permanent Secretaries ~ Revisited (Part 2)  2.6MB MP3 file
12 May 2013 Performance Management Contract for Permanent Secretaries ~ Revisited (Part 1) Chairman of Public Service Commission, Eliam Tangirongo 130512 Performance Management Contract for Permanent Secretaries ~ Revisited (Part 1) 2.2MB MP3 file
05 May 2013 Biometric Voters List for Elections CEO of Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Polycarp Haununu
130505 Biometric Voters List for Elections 2MB MP3 file
28 April 2013 Women's Day Edition Dr Patricia Rodie and Clerk to National Parliament Solomon Islands, Ms Taeasi Sanga 130428 Women's Day Edition 3MB MP3 file
21 April 2013 Constituency Development Fund Act ( Part 2) Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Rural Development, Mrs Selina Boso 130421 Constituency Development Fund Act (Part 2) 3MB MP3 file
14 April 2013 Constituency Development Fund Act ( Part 1) Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Rural Development, Mrs Selina Boso 130414 Constituency Development Fund Act (Part 1) 3.1MB MP3 file
07 April 2013 New Performance Management Contract for Permanent Secretaries ~ The Gender Maintreaming Aspect
Chairman of Public Service Commission, Eliam Tangirongo New Performance Management Contract for Permanent Secretaries ~ The Gender Maintreaming Aspect  1.8MB MP3 file
31 March 2013 Solomon Islands Police Bill 2013 Permanent Secretary for Police and National Security, Eddie Sikua Solomon Islands Police Bill 2013 3.4MB MP3 file
17 March 2013 Solomon Islands Police Bill 2013 Minister for Ploice and National Security, Hon. Chris Laore Solomon Islands Police Bill 2013 2.3MB MP3 file
10 March 2013 RAMSI 2013 Women's Breakfast RAMSI Special Coordinator, Nicholas Coppel, 2013 Award recipient, Taeasi Sanga and Guest Speaker, Dr Patricia Rodie 130310 RAMSI 2013 Women's Breakfast 3.6MB MP3 file
03 March 2013 Issues raised in Lofung, Shortland Islands RAMSI Wakabaot Tok Tok RAMSI Deputy Public Affairs Manager, Johnson Honimae and RAMSI Cultural and Outreach Coordinator, Chris Tarohimae 130303 Issues raised in Lofung, Shortland Islands RAMSI Wakabaot Tok Tok  2.4MB MP3 file
24 February 2013 Australian Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Dave Peebles and Director of External Trade, Jack O'oi 130224 Australian Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme 3MB MP3 file
17 February 2013 Economic Outlook The Governor of Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Denton Rarawa 130217 Economic Outlook 2.9MB MP3 file
10 February 2013 Solomon Islands Government 2013 Budget Plan (Part 2) Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon. Rick Hou 130210 Solomon Islands Government 2013 Budget Plan (Part 2) 3.3MB MP3 file
27 January 2013 Solomon Islands Government 2013 Budget Plan (Part 1) Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon. Rick Hou 130127 Solomon Islands Government 2013 Budget Plan (Part 1) 2MB MP3 file

2012

     
9 December 2012 Transparency Solomon Islands - Corruption Issues encountered in the country  Chief Executive Officer(Ag), Shepard Lapo and Research Officer, Daniel Fenua 121209 Transparency Solomon Islands - Corruption issues faced in the country 3.4MB MP3 file
2 December 2012 Discussing the roles of the RAMSI New Zealand Military component, its recent drawdown and the overall RAMSI transition  RAMSI Deputy Special Coordinator, Wayne Higgins and NZ Military Commander Major Syd Dewes 121202 Discussing the roles of NZ Military, its recent drawdown and the overall RAMSI transition 2.1MB MP3 file
18 November 2012 Role of Public Service Commission and Leadership in Public Service part 3 Chairman of Public Service Commission, Eliam Tangirongo 121118 Role of Public Service Commission and Leadership in Public Service part 3 2.6MB MP3 file
11 November 2012 Role of Public Service Commission and Public Service Reform part 2 Chairman of Public Service Commission, Eliam Tangirongo 121111 Role of Public Service Commission and Public Service Reform part 2  2.1MB MP3 file
04 November 2012 Role of Public Service Commission and the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) part 1 Chairman of Public Service Commission, Eliam Tangirongo 121104 Role of Public Service Commission and the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) part 1 1.9MB MP3 file
28 October 2012 Aerogram Initiative Ombudsman, Joe Porowai 121028 Aerogram Initiative 2.1MB MP3 file
21 October 2012 Solomon Islands Government & RAMSI Panel Transition RAMSI Special Coordinator, Nicholas Coppel and Permanent Secretary for RAMSI Affairs, Jeffery Kauha

121021 RAMSI & SIG Panel Transition 5.6MB MP3 file

14 October 2012 RAMSI Transition Community Consultations - Matariu Community RAMSI Outreach Coordinator, Chris Tarohimae and RSIPF Assistant Commissioner for Provincial Operations, Selwyn Rotu 121014 RAMSI Transition Community Consultations - Matariu Community 2.5MB MP3 file
23 September 2012 The importance of the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Speaker to National Parliament, Sir Allan Kemakeza 120923 Importance of the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 1.8MB MP3 file
16 September 2012 Solomon Islands National Parliament and Democracy Clerk to National Parliament, Mrs Taeasi Sanga 120916 SI National Parliament and Democracy 1.8MB MP3 file
02 September 2012 Details on the new Police Headquarter in Buala, Isabel and RAMSI's Partcipating Police Force's (PPF) Mentoring Program Isabel Provincial Police Commander, Gabriel Manelusi 120902 Isabel's New Police Headquarter & Participating Police Force' Mentoring Program  1.7MB MP3 file 
26 August 2012 Students' understanding and opinion on 'RAMSI transition' Various (SI) Students 120826 Students' understanding and opinion on RAMSI transition 2.4MB MP3 file
19 August 2012 People's views on National issues in Solomon Islands Various individuals 120819 People's Views on Solomon Islands National Issues 2.8MB MP3 file
12 August 2012 The National Parliament of Solomon Islands seeking 'Autonomy' Solomon Islands National Parliament Legal Advisor, Albert Kabui. 120811 Solomon Islands National Parliament Autonomy 2.2MB MP3 file
5 August 2012 The Report on the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, Mrs Ethel Sigimanu. 120805 CEDAW Report 1.8MB MP3 file 
29 July 2012  Strengthening Political Intergrity and Stability Project Principal and Designer, Moses Saitala; Taskforce Chairman, Paul Tovua;Dr Derek Sikua and Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. 120729 Strengthening Political Integrity and Stability Project 2.3MB MP3 file
22 July 2012 Corruption and Prosecution in Solomon Islands Director of Public Prosecution, Ronald Bei Talasasa 120722 Corruption and Prosecution in Solomon Islands 2.5MB MP3 file  
30 June 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) Update Permanent Secretary for Solomon Islands Ministry of Culture and Tourism, John Wasi and FOPA Chairlady, Doreen Kuper 120630 Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) Update 2.4MB MP3 file
27 May 2012 Hosting of international events in the country: The economic successes and benefits both direct and indirect.   Solomon Islands Football Federation rep, Solomon Islands Goverment rep and the Oceania Federations Cup rep. 120527 OFC Nations Cup mixdown: The direct and indirect economical benefits 2.2MB MP3 file
13 May 2012 Changes taking place in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) The New Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Commissioner, Mr John Lansley 120513 Changes taking place in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force with New Police Commissioner, John Lansley 2.2MB MP3 file
29 April 2012 Solomon Islands: Economic Outlook Governor of Central Bank, Solomon Islands, Mr Denton Rarawa  120429 Economic Outlook with Mr Denton Rarawa  1.9MB MP3 file
22 April 2012 Re - equipping the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Response Team Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Mr Eddie Sikua 120422 RSIPF Re-equippinq with Mr Eddie Sikua 1.7MB MP3 file
25 March 2012 Solomon Islands Legal Policy Ms Catalina Ziru  120325 SI Legal Policy, Ms Catalina Ziru 2.2MB MP3 file
18 March 2012 2012 RAMSI Women's Breakfast 2011 Special Coordinator's Award recipient, Ms Ruth Liloqula; and Deputy Premier of Isabel Province, Ms Rhoda Sikilabu 120318 RAMSI Women's Breakfast 2012 Award recipient, Ms Ruth Liloqula and Deputy Premier of Isabel Province, Ms Rhoda Sikilabu 2.7MB MP3 file 
4 March 2012 2011 People's Survey Launch RAMSI Special Coordinator (AG), Ms Justin Braithwaite, PM LIlo and RSIPF Deputy Police Commissioner, Mr Eddie Sikua    120304 2011 Peoples Survey Launch 2.4MB MP3 file
26 February 2012 Munda Provincial PPF Police Post closure Consultation Munda Community members and RAMSI/RSIPF Officials 120226 Munda PPF Police Post Closure Consultions 2.7MB MP3 file
19 February 2012 Security at Weathercoast, Guadalcanal; and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Rearmament Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Mr Eddie Sikua 120219 Security at Weathercoast, Guadalcanal; and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Rearmament 1.7MB MP3 file
5 February 2012 Malu'u Provincial PPF Police Post closure Consultation Malu'u Community members and RAMSI/RSIPF Officials 120205 Maluu PPF Police Post Closure Consultations 2.7MB MP3 file

2011

     
3 December 2011 The Politics and Security of Solomon Islands - Resignation and swearing in of Prime Ministers. Koroi Hawkins 111203 The Politics & Security in Solomon Islands - Resignation and swearing in of a new Prime Minister 2.1MB MP3 file
13 November 2011 Talking Truth host Koroi Hawkins reports on the Non Government Organisations (NGOs) Wakabaot tok tok meeting with RAMSI.  NGO Wakabaot tok tok participants with Koroi Hawkins 111113 NGO Wakabaot tok tok participants with Koroi Hawkins  2.4MB MP3 file
30 October 2011 Concerns raised by people of Lata, Temotu Province regarding the RAMSI's transition and the Participating Police Force (PPF) gradual 'drawdown' from each Province RAMSI Officials and Temotu Province Community Leaders 111030 RAMSI Officials and Temotu Province Community Leaders  2.8MB MP3 file
16 October 2011 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua talks about the official handover of Isuna Police Post on Guadalcanal and the issues faced in the process. Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua 111016 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua  1.4MB MP3 file 
9 October 2011 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua talks about the right procedures anyone or any group has to follow prior to carrying out any public protest or public demonstration  Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua  111009 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua 1.4 MB MP3 file 
25 September 2011 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua talks about the gradual 'draw-down' of RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) officers from the Police Post in Buala, Isabel Province
Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua 110925 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua 1.7MB MP3 file  
4 September 2011 United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon and Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Danny Phillip addresses the Solomon Islands media during Ban Ki-moon's vist to the Solomons Mr Ban Ki-moon and Mr Danny Phillip  110904 UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon and SI Prime Minister, Danny Phillip 1.9MB MP3 file 
28 August 2011 RAMSI's Participating Police Force (PPF) scales down from Isabel Province. Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua
110828 Deputy Commissioner of Police, Eddie Sikua, 1.5MB MP3 file 
21 August 2011 Truth and Reconciliation Commission: The exhumation of bodies of victims lost during the height of the 'Tensions' Dorothy Wickham 110821 Talking Truth Host, Dorothy Wickham, 1.4MB MP3 file 
7 August 2011 Looking back: Issues faced during her tenure as the Deputy Special Coordinator for the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Outgoing RAMSI Deputy Special Coordinator, Mary Thurston 110807 Outgoing RAMSI Deputy Special Coordinator, Mary Thurston, 2.1MB MP3 file 
17 July 2011 Discussing the RAMSI 'transition' and other RAMSI related issues in the Solomon Islands    Australia Defence Minister, Stephen Smith 110717 Australia Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, 2.2MB MP3 file 
3 July 2011 The history and important roles of the ombudsman Papua New Guinea's Ombudsman, Chronox Manek 110703 Papua New Guinea's Ombudsman, Chronox Manek, 1.6MB MP3 file 
26 June 2011 Police GPPOL Raid: The hunt for Prison escapee, Stanley Gitoa  Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Acting Commissioner, Walter Kola 110626 Acting Police Commissioner, Walter Kola, 1.6MB MP3 file 
12 June 2011 Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Solomon Islands Office of the Ombudsman Ombudsman, Joe Porowai 110612 Ombudsman, Joe Porowai, 2.3MB MP3 file 
29 May 2011 Roles and Functions of the Office of the Auditor General Auditor General, Edward Ronia 110529 Auditor General, Edward Ronia, 2.7MB MP3 file 
1 May 2011 Meeting the New RAMSI Special Coordinator RAMSI Special Coordinator, Nicholas Coppel 110501 RAMSI Special Coordinator, Nicholas Coppel, 1.7MB MP3 file 
24 April 2011 Corruption and Malpractice issues faced in the Solomon Islands Government Public Sector  Chairman of Leadership Code Commission, Emmanuel Kouhota 110424 Chairman of Leadership Code Commission, Emmanuel Kouhota, 2.6MB MP3 file 
10 April 2011 Looking back: Issues faced during his tenure as the Special Coordinator for the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Part 2 Outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson 110410 Outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson (Part 2), 2.8MB MP3 file 
3 April 2011 Looking back: Issues faced during his tenure as the Special Coordinator for the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Part 1 Outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson 110403 Outgoing RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson (Part 1), 1.7MB MP3 file  
27 March 2011 The Launch of RAMSI funded Police Housing Project Dorothy Wickham 110327 Talking Truth Host, Dorothy Wickham, 1.7MB MP3 file 
20 March 2011 Roles of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Sexual Assault Squad and Family Violence Unit Police Inspector, Florence Taro 110320 RSIPF Sexual Assault and Family Violence Coordinator, Florence Taro, 2MB MP file 
13 March 2011 RAMSI International Women's Day Breakfast RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson  110313 RAMSI International Women's Day Breakfast 2011, 2.1MB MP3 file 
6 March 2011 The purpose of RAMSI photo exhibition: 'A history in pictures' RAMSI Culture and Outreach Coordinator, Chris Tarohimae 110306 RAMSI Culture and Outreach Coordinator, Chris Tarohimae, 1.9MB MP3 file 
20 February 2011 The Roles and Functions of RAMSI over the last 8 years Pacific Islands Forum Representative, Sakiusa Rabuka 110220 Pacific Islands Forum Representative, Sakiusa Rabuka 2.3MB MP3 file 
13 February 2011 Annual Provincial Police Commander's Conference: Issues Police Leaders faced in Solomon Islands Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Acting Commissioner, Walter Kola 110213 Acting Police Commissioner, Walter Kola, 1.2MB MP3 file 
6 February 2011 Looking back: The policing issues faced during his tenure as the Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF)  RSIPF Outgoing Commissioner Peter Marshall 110206 Outgoing RSIPF Police Commissioner Peter Marshall 1.7MB MP3 file 
30 January 2011 The administration of Government Budget in Solomon Islands Dorothy Wickham  
23 January 2011 Roles and Functions of the Parole Board Committee Commissioner of Corrections, Francis Haisoma 110123 Commissioner of Correctional Services Solomon Islands, Francis Haisoma, 2MB MP3 file 

2010

     
24 October 2010 The importance of Law and Justice System in the Solomon Islands Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer  
17 October 2010 Community Officers and their role within the community Community Officers Johnson Leaemana, Cassidy Saguika and Leonard Ilia
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10 October 2010 Explaining the Roles of the Office of the Auditor General at the Media Forum Auditor General, Edward Ronia
26 September 2010 The administration of Government land in Solomon Islands Permanent Secretary for Solomon Islands Ministry of Lands, Ruth Liloqula
19 September 2010 RSIPF Voluntary Retirement Scheme Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Acting Deputy Commissioner, Eddie Sikua
5 September 2010 Media development in Solomon Islands Solomon Islands journalists Arima Nongebatu (SIBC), Ruth Ramoifuila (SIBC) and Koroi Hawkins (OneTelevision)
22 August 2010 Security for the 2010 Prime Ministerial election RSIPF Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Kola
15 August 2010 Reviewing the 2010 Solomon Islands National Election CEO of Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Polycarp Haununu
1 August 2010 Security issues relating to the 2010 National Election Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Walter Kola
11 July 2010 Voting in the 2010 Solomon Islands National Election Solomon Islands Electoral Commission officer, Clera Waokea
27 June 2010 ‘Misconduct’ and the role of the Solomon Islands Leadership Code Commission Chairman of Solomon Islands Leadership Code Commission, Emmanuel Kauhota
20 June 2010 Women in policing Royal Solomon Islands Police Force officers, Everlyn Thugea and Florence Taro
6 June 2010 Voter registration and the 2010 Solomon Islands National Election CEO Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Polycarp Haununu
16 May 2010 Making complaints to the Solomon Islands Ombudsman Ombudsman, Joe Porowai
18 April 2010 Talking justice: The new Auki Court House, Malaita Magistrates Court Chief Magistrate Leonard Maina,
Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Talasasa and Public Solicitor Douglas Hou
11 April 2010 Debating the Foreign Relations Committee report  Members of the Solomon Islands Parliament
24 January 2010 Planning for the 2010 Solomon Islands National Election, Part 2 CEO Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Polycarp Haununu
10 January 2010  Planning for the 2010 Solomon Islands National Election, Part 1 CEO Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, Polycarp Haununu