PMO vs Forau

Dear Editor – This is a brief reply to provide context to Peter Forau’s personal attack on me as appeared in Solomon Star issue number on 5621. Forau’s attack on me personally is not warranted but I will not do likewise and attack his reputation. What I wish to do is to correct some incorrect…

Dr Who for PM’s job?

Dear Editor – I have just seen Peter Forau’s letter to the editor glorifying Dr Rodgers as the best man to be our nation’s next PM (see Star No.5617 of Monday 15th Sept 2014). Please allow me to exercise my democratic right to disagree with Peter’s flawed opinion. In the penultimate paragraph of his letter…

A pristine bay under threat

Takataka faces the menacing pillage of loggers ON the South East Coast of Malaita, lies a pristine piece of natural beauty, which is Takataka Bay. Situated in the heart of East Areare, Takataka Bay is one of the remaining coastal regions of Malaita which has escaped pillaging by loggers. For centuries, the surrounding forests have…

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…