Father’s Day

DEAR EDITOR – Many thanks to Lawrence Kiko of Borderline for his comments and most importantly highlighting the brief history about the original idea and theme of what is father’s day concept.  Solomon Star Issue No. 7311, Tuesday 3 September 2019.  Properly to us in Solomon Islands (Melanesia) we might have had the original cultural…

CHINA -TAIWAN SAGA

DEAR EDITOR -Thank you for the space to get this message to all God fearing people of Solomon Islands.  All ordinary Solomon islanders, we must take comfort on the fact that the omnipresent surveillance camera from the heavenly realm is relentlessly recording all that was said & done by our so called leaders in the…

Solomons, New Zealand take charge in Group A

Both Solomon Islands and New Zealand have produced dominant performances to get their  OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifying campaigns off to a flying start in Fiji. In the tournament’s opener at Suva’s ANZ National Stadium the Solomon Islanders cruised past American Samoa before the Kiwis flexed their muscles to overcome a determined Samoa outfit. Batram Suri’s…

Is China our saviour?

DEAR EDITOR – What a sad day – now that some of our leaders have chosen China!  You will be held accountable by the generations to come for the choice that you have made today! Do we not realise that we have a third choice besides the CHINA or TAIWAN saga? And that third choice…

US offer to Malaita

DEAR EDITOR – In the Solomon star of Friday 20th Malaita  premier Suidani said that the SIG decision to sever ties with Taiwan deprived Malaita and its people largely from benefiting from a USD$300 million package offered by USA to  Malaita for its development aspirations. I think this is a latest move by USA to…

Basis of our foreign policy

DEAR EDITOR – Solomon Islands is an independent state that has gained its independence in 1978 thanks to the Ma’asina rule – the movement with vision that enabled us to stand on our own.  With the vision, our forefathers have chosen to remain a democratic country meaning a country rule by people.  This is nicely…

Reflection on SI, Taiwan & China

     As the pro-Chinese emphatically exclaimed “Its China”, Island Sun headline last Tuesday said it all; “September 16 – A sad day”.  Yes, I agree, it’s a sad day indeed.      A relationship that we worked hard together to develop over nearly four decades had abruptly disappeared, taken away by a government that…

FRC bypassed, MP unhappy

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are Are Constituency and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Kenilorea Jr has expressed disappointment over the government’s move to ignore the recommendation by the Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) before switching ties with China. In a statement on Sunday Kenilorea Jr said it is discouraging that the establishment of diplomatic relations…