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…

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…