Aviation saga

Dear Editor – Its interesting to read and see the ongoing words of battle by a number of our top officials connected to the aviation authority. Anyway, my concern is with the technical aspect of who is going to look after the authority since the acting director George Satu is being relieved from duty. I…

Medical matters

During last week, the National Referral Hospital [NRH]’s Medical Laboratory installed a new biochemistry analyser. The installation of the analyser replaced the old one which was in use for more than 10 years. The biochemistry analyser is a machine that tests for kidney, liver, heart, sugar, gout and other body chemistries. The NRH Chief Executive…

Gold Ridge: gosh, not again

Dear Editor – AXF’s recent announcement that a new Chinese investor has been found for Gold Ridge came as no surprise. The company has been saying that Gold Ridge is set to roll for the last two years such that such announcements could now be labelled over-sexualised or fake news. There are two types of…

For the love of SI

Dear Editor – It is not uncommon for foreigners like Bruce White who spend a few days in Solomon Islands to assume they know more about the country and its people. My letter, which appeared in star of 27/07/2017, was intended for Solomon islanders. For Mr White, an outsider to respond to my comments, is…

Yes, justice must be served, Mr Agovaka

COMMUNICATION and Aviation minister Peter Shanel Agovaka has asked for justice to be served – refer to your lead story on page 3 Issue No. 6668. Fine! So let’s dissect the minister’s dealings within the ministry. Mr Agovaka, through Permanent Secretary Moses Virivolomo and ministry’s tender board, awarded a contract to his son-in-law Stephen Wa’ako,…

The rise and fall of Pacha

Dear Editor – From being an Office Cleaner and errand boy to Church Pastor, David Day Pacha was elected to Parliament thereafter appointed Minister with responsibility for Mineral and Energy Resources. “The sky is the limit” so they say in a democracy. Anyone with determination and drive could be whatever they wish and whenever they…

BRED Bank

Dear Editor – The French BRED Bank has opened its doors in Honiara, on Friday, becoming the fourth commercial bank in the Solomon Islands. BRED Bank’s other operations in the Pacific are in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.  Having given the go ahead to open its doors in Honiara, the governor…

Call to appreciate MP Fiulaua

Dear Editor – The ongoing deteriorating bad road condition in south central Malaita is still heating the airwaves. The responses made by John Sala against Eddie Leamae’s comments to the MID Permanent Secretary on the issue of not having enough engineers and fund to do road maintenance in Malaita province and as well as other…