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Letters to the Editor (1081)

  • 31
  • Jan

Dear Editor – We Tikopians are quite known for our respect, kindness and other good cultural behaviours.

  • 31
  • Jan

Dear Editor – At the outset, it appears that the issue regarding Moti’s compensation has drawn both legal and political overtones.

  • 11
  • Feb

Dear Editor – Thanks for giving me the opportunity. I have been trying to raise my personal concern about the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) services through this medium for sometime.

  • 13
  • Feb

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.

  • 14
  • Feb

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

  • 17
  • Feb

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

  • 17
  • Feb

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.

  • 17
  • Feb

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.

  • 17
  • Feb

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.

  • 17
  • Feb

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.

  • 17
  • Feb

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

  • 17
  • Feb

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