Speaker resigned

Dear Editor – When he was Chairman of the Electoral Commission recently, this character was alleged to have appointed his relatives to certain positions of influence during the voter registration process for his consistency. When picked upon that his alleged action would constitute a conflict of interest situation if he was to stand for the…

Ship for NW Choiseul

Dear Editor – There are hundreds if not thousands of silent disgruntled citizens of North West with many unanswered questions in their minds. They only talk and ask questions amongst themselves searching in vain for answers about the birth of Vatate Company and the $3m for a ship. Silence does not mean ignorance or being…

Election

Dear Editor – Election fever is high, not only in Honiara, but in the provinces as well. Intending candidates are lobbying for potential voters, new political parties’ are launching their manifestos and everybody are wondering who they will vote for. From my observation in recent days, I was quite shocked and sadden to learn that…

Contradictions!

Dear Editor – Your paper last week, Tuesday 14th October 2014 (edition#: 5640) had two interesting titles on the front page: “Govt Gets tough on Funds” and “MPs terminal grant forces Fanega’s removal”. Speaking of contradictions! Management of the nation’s finances by the outgoing government is anything but prudent. There’s only one phrase that aptly…

Bainimarama, model leader?

Dear Editor – It is most interesting to read Henry Ata Daukalia’s piece glorifying Fiji’s Bainimarama (see Star of Monday 13th Oct 2014). In my opinion it is too early to judge whether Bainimarama is a good leader of his people. For goodness sake, the man has only been elected. Let him rule for a…

Renbel PS axed

THE outspoken Provincial Secretary (PS) for the Renbel Provincial Government has been reportedly removed from his post last week. Peseika Baiabe was to be dismissed from his position and subsequently replaced by Adrian Tuhanuku as the new acting PS for the province. It was claimed Mr Baiabe was removed after filing a court case against…

TSI blasts grant hike

$400,000 increase in Terminal Grant is unreasonable: TSI The recent increase in Terminal Grant for all out going Members of Parliament (MP) has been criticized. Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) in a statement yesterday said it believes that the increase of Terminal Grant from $100,000 SBD to $400,000 SBD is unreasonable and unjustifiable. “We know that…

Maelanga clarifies last minute help

THE Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has clarified claims made against him about the last minute assistance to the constituency. Last week a number of constituents have questioned the support rendered to the constituency in the form of roofing iron. Some claimed its part of his campaigning moves. But in a statement last week…

Peoples Alliance Party (PAP) launches in Munda

The People’s Alliance Party (PA) for Change has launched its Party campaign in Munda last Friday. The Party’s president Sir Nathaniel Waena introduced the Party along with its two intending candidates running under the party’s umbrella. They are Mr. Warren Paia from Munda who is contesting the West New Georgia Constituency and Miss Damirita Donga…