Baegu Aifolaa United Action

Dear Editor – It is interesting to know where is the current status of the Baegu Asifolaa United Action Association (BAUA) which was at full force at its initial establishment. I have been viewing this BAUA as a right way forward towards good governance in Baegu Asifolaa Constituency but since its registration, it lies dormant…

ABG backing mine talk

THE Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) has reinforced its commitment to support negotiations regarding the reopening of the Panguna mine. ABG President Chief Dr John Momis (pictured) said this during the Panguna landowners meeting with the ABG and stakeholders in Buka town last Thursday. The reinforcement stems from the K5 million per year allocation for 2014…

To’abaita shipping company

Dear Editor  – It was revealed that MP for North Malaita (To’abaita) Constituency was one of the recipients of Solomon Islands Government (SIG) shipping grant in December last year. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) exposed the timely information which appeared in Solomon Star edition No. 5420, dated 4th February 2014. SIG had paid a total…

Too many fishing boats in Fiji

There are simply too many ships fishing within Fiji waters for too little tuna stocks. This was the message Radhika Kumar, a representative of the Fiji Tuna Boat Owners Association who was a panelist at last week’s public lecture on Fiji’s tuna industry.   Kumar, who is also the general manager of Solander Pacific Limited,…

Food and exercise

Dear Editor – Thanks for giving me the opportunity. Today I would like to raise the issue of food and exercise.   Food has always been a centre of our life. Eating although a necessity can also be vied as a recreation – something we do in leisure time or pleasure. Holiday feasts cocktail parties and…

RDB where art thou?

Dear Editor – Please allow me space to seek help from our RDB, and the provincial executive. Having read your paper on Friday morning, (Sol star) I was really impressed with the report of another ship/boat for the IDC of Isabel Province. Realizing how much benefits will goes to the people of this particular province,…

Many are called

Dear Editor – Many are called but only a few were selected to continue their further studies abroad, let alone the below mark and the failed ones. The action taken by the responsible authority to choose only the best students to go for further training is a move in the right direction and for the…

PINA board re- elected

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) president Moses Stevens from Vanuatu, is in for his third term as the PINA president. During its Annual General Meeting at Koniambo, in New Caledonia’s northern Province, acting PINA secretariat manager Makereta Komai said from the advice of their lawyers,  Stevens and his deputy Michael Jackson, from Niue, had to…

Appointment of Moti

Dear Editor – Now that the arguments about Mr Moti’s claim for compensation had stopped for a while, I wish to raise some points concerning Mr Moti’s appointment to the past of the Attorney General. I have no legal background at all, but when I looked through relevant section of the Solomon Islands Constitution I…