Chiefs need more power

Dear Editor – The current role carried out by the Chiefs and traditional leaders has been limited by law (legislation). This limitation of power remains unchanged for 36 years since Solomon Islands Independence took effect in 1978. There have been several reviews and reforms and several forms of governments have attempted to address the issue…

Gao-Bugotu MP

Dear Editor – I wish to respond to the letter written by Peter Dikota (Solstar issue: 5601). While I appreciate the fact you respond defensively, what I want on the article was just a clear explanation on how the MP spend the money that was supposed for Kalenga School but they never received which was…

2014 Election Integrity Pledge

Many candidates have been swept in to Parliament on promises that have never been fulfilled. Some change their color when they win elections, contradicting what they have promised during campaigning. Integrity is a value that is vital to build this country stronger, a belief that Transparency Solomon Islands continues to support. TSI would like to…

Gold Ridge Mine Sale

Dear Editor – Media reports of government’s intention to take over St. Barbara’s Gold Ridge Mine brings to mind the manner in which the former ‘government’ House and Land (now occupied by Heritage Hotel) was dealt with. If I recall correctly, it was sold, reclaimed, and then sold again by the government. It was alleged…

POB for life

Dear Editor – Some small earners or grassroots are NPF members. Recently, the NPF bosses were under the spot light for some reasons concerning the members’ money borrowed by a business group worth millions. Only business groups were allowed to borrow from poor NPF members’ money, the “under carpet act of NPF” known only by…