Malaita independence

Dear Editor – As one of the tribal leaders in Malaita, I am now getting frustrated with all the political crisis and lack of development progress in our province. Therefore I want to review and highlight the self governing and independence desire of our frustrated Malaitans. For far too long Malaita Province’s development grant awards…

Kurukuru: why red?

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Inclusive education for all

Dear Editor – I’m indeed grateful to have seen in your Sunday paper, that UN Human Rights experts had reported that millions of people with disabilities are denied an education, although is available only in settings where they are isolated from peers. That is quite true, which for many years had been my concern and…

AS must meet this month

Dear Editor – I wish to call for a general meeting to be held this month of September 2016 as stated in the Athletics Solomon (AS) constitution. Let me first thank the current president with his executive for shouldering AS duties for the last four years. His executive’s term is ending this month of September…

Gov’t for Voters

Dear Editor – Solomon Islanders used to live harmoniously with each other in their small communities in the past. It is a society of hands giving. People usually support each other in almost everything. It was a heaven on earth then. Recently, I made a short visit to a rural setting in one of our…

Outside dependency

Dear Editor – Former Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, in a SIBC news bulletin, warned that Solomon Islands is controlled by foreign influence. Sir Nathaniel cited the recent dismissal of the CEO of SIPA and the CEO of Solomon Airlines as examples of persons he alleged had taken the country for a ride and they…

‘Small and Far’

The uncertain agenda of the Pacific Islands Forum WITH a focus on economic growth, the central theme of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum is “Small and Far – Challenges for Growth.” It’s yet another confusing message from the Forum. Just two years ago in Palau, Forum organisers celebrated island nations as “Large Ocean States” rather…

SIPA recoups deposit

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has reclaimed US$100,000 (more than SBD$700,000) its sacked chief executive officer Colin Yow deposited with an overseas firm for the purchase of a seaplane. SIPA’s interim CEO Mike Wate confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Mr Wate said the unauthorised deposited was made with Viking Canada. “I want to thank…