Eligibility for nomination

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission responded to my letter to the Solomon Star requesting legal clarification on the above. I am afraid, its position is not a court order, hence it still failed to satisfy the doubts I shared with Mr. Wilfred Atomea. In its reply, the SIEC reiterated its earlier position…

Choosing leaders who walk the talk

THANKS again to Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI). Through a survey they commissioned recently, we were able to know the attendance and performance of the outgoing MPs in parliament. Latest findings released yesterday showed only a few Members of Parliament regularly contribute to debate on bills that come before parliament. Last week, the TSI survey revealed…

Unhygienic behaviour

Dear Editor – An interesting article appeared in your paper last week regarding the unhygienic behaviour of people in Honiara by reporter Inifiri. This incident is only a tip of a host of demographic issues facing Honiara. Apart from the many factors which I hope the people of the HCC and the elected representatives which…

Extension of city boundary

Dear Editor – It is my humble view that Tandai Landowners should shelf the negotiations and think of better deals which will give them a win- win conclusion. Tandai Landowners have since early Planters settled in with purchasing their lands with goods and English pounds with peanut values to today’s land values in Solomon Islands…

Lee’s Lake

Dear Editor – The recent study done at Lees Lake is a good sign of moving the community forward in terms of business, employment and general improvement of the people’s quality of life in the future. The community is anticipating such visit by our local experts and government officials to play a leading role in…

USP ‘walking the talk’ on disability

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) is no longer merely talking about disability but rather, it is “walking the talk”. This was the gist of the message relayed by USP’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) during their recent roadshow to USP’s regional campuses from 11-29 August, 2014. The team visited USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu,…

Auki clinic closed

RESIDENTS of Auki say they were concerned about the closure of their clinic two weeks ago. The decision was reportedly due to staff shortage. But a patient who was turned back from the clinic said this should not happen. “For the clinic to be closed in the middle of the battle against measles is unacceptable,”…

Nation gets good return for investment in USP

SOLOMON Islands Government gets a good return for its investment in the University of the South Pacific (USP), says USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra. He made the comment during last week’s graduation in Honiara. “Solomon Islands pays 7.8 percent of the government contributions, but has almost 16 percent of the enroled students,” he…