July 2, 2012

In It for Themselves

In Governor Pastika’s denunciations this week of the elements blocking his laudable poverty-reduction efforts, one of those harmful ingredients stood – Read More...
June 25, 2012

Spare Some Change?

Editorial It is ironic that under the dictatorship of late president Suharto, Indonesia operated an open-door visa policy, one that – Read More...
June 9, 2012

Gone for Good

Editorial “Critically endangered” are two words we hear often in this country in relation to our fast-dwindling stocks of indigenous – Read More...
June 2, 2012

And They Just Keep Coming

Editorial By now, anyone with any germ of an idea in their head about smuggling drugs in or out of – Read More...
May 28, 2012

Welcome News

Everyone involved in Bali, and Jakarta, in shepherding the process of Bali’s subak system to be recognised with world heritage – Read More...
May 15, 2012

The Real Satan Among Us

Indonesia sent another signal to the world on Tuesday that it is not entirely comfortable with the modern, democratic age when its police force capitulated to Islamic hardliners and banned one of the world’s most popular singers from performing here.
May 15, 2012

Destroying Paradise

There is a virulent debate underway about the direction that Bali is heading as it becomes ever-more heavily developed and – Read More...
May 9, 2012

Fear of Flight

The Bali authorities must act fast to stem a rising number of bird flu cases emerging on the island, and – Read More...
April 30, 2012

Sensibility on Arrival

The current visa arrangements are unfair on foreign visitors because they are restrictive. Many foreigners arriving in the country do – Read More...
April 16, 2012

Even the Spread

There is no good reason why the lion’s share of Bali’s tourism industry, the island’s main earner, has to continue – Read More...