We are not a monopoly

Dear Editor – I read the letter from Geoff Ford Samuel published on the 7th January while on holiday in NZ. I must say that the letter was probably one of the most balanced I have read in recent times, thank you Geoff. However, I need to point out just one correction, SolRais at the…

Ex-militants $3M pay-out

Dear Editor – Like senior lawyer, Gabriel Suri (Issue No. 6071), I too am not sure about the DCC Government’s explanation that the recent $3M pay out to ex-combatants was for their rehabilitation (OPMC Press). Rehabilitation and reintegration are such big words and $3M is big taxpayers’ money engulfed into oblivion, so it seems. How…

Police-chief partnership works well

IT’S good to see chiefs working closely with police to address law and order issues in the settlements around Honiara. Their close collaboration with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) Community Policing Unit has resulted in the low record of criminal cases during the festive season. It’s not an exaggeration to say that most…