North West Choiseul MP

Dear Editor – I’d like to comment on some of things raised by Mr Manuru as appeared in Solomon star 23rd August against 2014s against the MP for the North West Choiseul. To begin with, I was not the supporter of the current MP during the last National General election. After the announcement of the…

Gold Ridge takeover

Dear Editor – While I support the present government call to localize the ownership of the only mining in the country I am concern over the attitudes and policy of the NCRA regime and their term in office. The present parliament/ government terms in office ends 8th September 2014. The present government’s disrespect policy to…

Gov’t cash strapped?

Dear Editor – You raised this issue in Star No 5600 of 26/08/’14. How can this be surprising when MPs have so many sources of public funds to suck out from the Consolidated bucket? And they would always have priority otherwise the Government of the day would fall. Remember that MPs not only have the…

We need 50 lady MPs

Dear Editor – I write to register my genuine wish for the next National Parliament House to consist of 50 ladies instead of 50 gentlemen who are not at all gentle. Our Parliament needs 50 ladies who are truly gentle and honourable about the affairs of this sick nation. Our parliament needs 50 ladies who…

Where’s our allowance?

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen of our country, I just want to mention to us fellow friends,relatives, and parents.This year was known to be the most problematic year faced by Solomon Islanders studying at Unitech, PNG. More than 4weeks late for school due to Visa processing system so slow. Arriving on campus,started the…

POB’s banking practices

Dear Editor – I wish to reply to the comments made by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, John Diau and the recent comments made by Aljen Ijini Tingulu in the Solomon Star issue No.5600, 26 August 2014. What I saw with the responses by the Bank and these two gentlemen was the fact that…

MP for Gao-Bugotu

Dear Editor – I wish to briefly make a few comments in response to Japhill Dikahehe issues on Island Sun dated 21/08/2014 NO.1761. Firstly, I would like thank him for sharing his unfounded and baseless comments he made towards the Gao/Bogutu Constituency, MP, Samuel Manetoali. Well, fellow voter and my friend, if the information you’ve…

Why damage our water supply?

ONE of the most important facilities that should be respected by all is our water supply infrastructure. We know the importance of water to us. Water is life. Without it, we all will die. So it begs the questions: Why would some people opt to cause damage to water facilities that were built to benefit…

Containing an epidemic of fear

Dear Editor – The idea of a deadly and contagious virus with no cure is terrifying. So imagine the courage it would take to nurse a neighbour who is sick from the Ebola virus, or bury your highly infectious wife, husband, child, sister or brother. That is exactly what 1,800 Red Cross volunteers are doing…

Praise for reconciliation ceremony: South Guadalcanal

On Wednesday 20th August 2014 the Solomon Star published the above headline. According to your publication, “a prominent leader of South Guadalcanal has hailed a reconciliation ceremony conducted for five communities in the area last week”. That so-called ‘prominent leader’ was identified as Francis Para who resides most, if not, all his life at Titinge…