Potential sale of GRML

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Government Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat Office posted a media release on Facebook on 13 April 2015 titled “SIG MAINTAINS POSITION ON GOLD RIDGE WATER SAFETY”, which has subsequently been referred to in various media reports. The media release contains a number of factual inaccuracies which Gold Ridge Mining Limited…

New SIVB board

Dear Editor – I have noticed in your recent newspaper that Solomon Airlines, through the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, had advertised the posts of directors for the Solomon Airlines Board. I assume the term of the current Board expires and that the advertisement was placed in compliance with the SOE Act 2009. From reliable…

The Tilapia

Dear Editor – Please publish the following: This fish grows anywhereEats anything that come its wayMeandering in the estuariesNot moving out too far in the bay Taste not too bad For those with no sea fishAll trapped in the net few years backWhen they were here signing fishing bills Increasing their dues a little by…

Implications of market renovation

Dear Editor – Whilst I am really happy with the city council’s current central market renovations, it is rather unfortunate that no alternative central location is secured, to cater for market goers to continue trading in a centralised location. Furthermore, the HCC does not tell the public about how long the renovations will go for,…

NTU leadership

Dear Editor – If you would allow me to raise my concern and view regarding the current performance of National Training Unit, this year 2015. There are two major issues that really stands out, that I would really like to highlight. During the reign of the outgoing NTU director Mr Selu, there has been a…

Faulty mining licences on Rennell

THE Attorney General Chamber is recommending cancellation of mining licenses on Rennell Island. A report produced by the Attorney General this week points to maladministration and irregularities in the granting of mining leases to Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) and Bintang Borneo for the bauxite deposit on west Rennell. Apparently, there was no recommendation or…

Committee established to implement projects

A STEERING committee has been established to ensure the successful implementation of the projects earmarked for Suafa and Bina in Malaita Province, Noro in Western Province, Choiseul Bay in Choiseul Province and Tatamba in Isabel Province. This is part of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government to get some of the national priority projects rolling.…

USP utilises new classrooms

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus is now using its newly completed classroom complex in Chinatown to host its daily tutorial and lectures. The new classroom building is located just opposite the Coronation Christian School at Chinatown and is owned by a Chinese businessman. The new location was necessary following last…