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Chinese lunar New Year

Dear Editor - 2014 is the year of the horse according to the Chinese zodiac and the spirit of the horse is recognised by the Chinese as a year for making unremitting efforts to improve themselves.

Our students

Dear Editor – I would like thank the government, if its true that scholarship award has been increased from 99 to 400.

No development on Renbel

Dear Editor – I wish to express my concern over the current stature of Renbel provincial government.

Need a change

Dear Editor - There are people who claim to be Christians and live with GOD’s living word each day and pray each day for GOD to help them especially manage certain obligations that they wanted to achieve but inside their heart is not clean at all.

Acquittals

Dear Editor – If Solomon Islands is to developed economically, it would have done some decades ago as millions of dollars had been pumped into the constituencies for rural development through the MP's.

Publish the full exam results & aggregates

Dear Editor – We wish to raise our concerns regarding the ministry of education’s decision to withhold this year the publication of student’s exam aggregates if not the full school results in the printed media.

Why not others?

Dear Editor – It is very obvious that the enjoyment of voters’ money held by our respective Members of Parliament have been wrongly used, misused and wrongly converted or diverted for purposes not intended for such. Corruption is over ripe in Parliament, the highest house of the land.

Lake Tengano

Dear Editor – The Renbel premier exposed his threats to commercialize the lake Tegano world heritage site prompt me to respond very brief.

Women in Parliament

Dear Editor - On Thursday 13th Feb 2014, whilst travelling to work, I listened to the car radio. I was drawn to the voice of a woman speaking in English and saying "Mr Speaker" a few times.

As I listened closely, I realised the radio was broadcasting some kind of a debate. Then I recalled a story in the Star the other day about some women training perhaps to contest the National Elections later this year.

I commend the bravery of those women now in boot camp preparing for the elections. But bravery alone will not cut it.

Women need much more than workshops and mock debates.

I am rather bemused about the strategy of women doing mock Parliament. I have never heard of intending male candidates in the past doing mock Parliament.

In a democratic country in which men and women have equal opportunities, sisters, we cannot bend the rules simply for our convenience.

My view is that women ought to try and defeat their male rivals at their own game. Rather than opting for reserve seats, women candidates ought to get out in their communities and try to win hearts and minds.

Debating in mock Parliament is a total waste of time. Debate drae nomoa. Why not go to the people in your communities and hold meetings to educate the voters on what you stand for.

It appears many of our political sisters are Honiara-based and so out of touch with Solomon reality that they think they could change things from Honiara. No wonder things haven't moved much for womenkind in this country.

Thus far the women strategy is "much ado about nothing." What a shame sisters. Better put your act together. Otherwise we might only hear "four more years" olketa mere when the elections are over.

Jennifer Wiki
Panatina
East Honiara

 

Are we better off?

Dear Editor – We are almost two months into 2014 and if reflect on what we have been through till now, we would agree that life is going from bad to worst.