This is not to say however that these good people have not noticed the contents of the debate, the accusations and the defences thrown up in this controversy.
They are disturbed that there should be national discussion on this kind of topic involving a person of high standing.
It is bound to affect peoples’ perception about whether we have a Prime Minister of sound judgement, because that is what other leaders must consider.
We should not worry if people have extra marital affairs – it is their sin not ours – and we are all human and make mistakes.
There are so many 02s already and the sanctity of marriage is so abused that many young people are afraid to get married.
However we are concerned if leaders engage in the kind of behaviour being discussed in public.
I hope Mr Chekana (letter in Star 11-01013) is not suggesting that government of the people of Solomon Islands is a ‘harlot’.
Because we the people live in the shadows of what our national leaders do in their official and private lives.
If they ‘play up’, the rest of us become labelled. Others begin to think it is our national sport, an aspect of our custom.
While the current controversy plays out, some neighbours might feel justified in believing that Solomon Islands is the land of easy women, good beer, lax standards, easy money and easy-going men.
Despite the exit of so many diplomats from a certain country for enjoying some of these characteristics, this is not true.
Most Solomon Islanders are honourable and decent people who value their family life.
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