PM’s RSIPF visit

Dear Editor – I can’t help myself laughing at Opposition group’s questioning the Prime Minister’s visits to the Police headquarters. It seems the group must’ve come out from a delirious state or a hallucination of some kind. What is the issue here about PM’s visits to the Police headquarters? To say the visit is highly…

Row over timbers

Dear Editor – Your issue No. 5412 on Saturday 25th January 2014 carried an article with the above caption by one Philip Szetu, please allow me to respond. In his opening paragraph, Mr. Szetu sought permission to allow him to respond to my article published in your Issue No. 5393 on 3rd January 2014 “for…

West Papua

Dear Editor – Allow me to refer to the views expressed which were carried in your paper by concerned groups and citizens of Solomon Islands and our neighbouring Melanesian countries on the issue of West Papua.  The MSG delegation that went to Indonesia on a ‘fact finding mission’ on the West Papua issue, was  alleged…

Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014

Dear Editor – I would like to register my personal view in regards to Guadalcanal Province tug of war which almost took half of last year unsolved. Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014. May I first of all congratulate Premier Panga and his minority group for winning the game at last. The securing of three (3) new…

At the right place, right time

Dear Editor – Education has become, for better or worse ­— mostly worse — one of the two or three major foci of Political conflict. As an object of Political controversy, the disease is now overwhelmingly gnawing its way to the rural level. No longer, is Education a priority for some fairy-tale fathers. For although…

Unemployment

Dear Editor – The article no 5407 on Monday 20th January 2014, written by Steve Sae truly challenge our preconception by saying that, nowadays Solomon Islands is soaring hugely into unemployment. There are some very important points where Sae raised. If the government does not take serious consideration to tackle the issue of unemployment in…

Moti claim vs local claims

Dear Editor – I refer to various correspondences and commentaries by the Leader of the Opposition, the Member of Parliament for North East Choiseul, some lawyers and the general public here and overseas regarding the former Attorney General Julian Moti. The debate started after the Prime Minister announced in the National Parliament the possibility of…

Apology to Julian Moti

Dear Editor – I write to thank the former Attorney General of Solomon Islands for his clear reply (SS5415) to my earlier article on Soqavare’s Moti and also acknowledged the reply from Hon. Soqavare. My then reaction to this sadly continuous debate was based on articles published in this paper at those early times. Now…

Pearls before swine

Dear Editor – I promised myself that I would keep out of the Moti related correspondence but, as one of the people he would no doubt put in the category of swine, I cannot resist the temptation to comment on Mr Moti’s reference to pearls in yesterday’s letter to the Star. He said that his…