Revival of DBSI

Dear Editor – Makira Premier, Stanley Siapu, has expressed his people’s desire for the DBSI’s re-opening during consultations by members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee Taskforce on DBSI in Kirakira last week. During the consultation and awareness programs, participants said the demise of DBSI has resulted in the country losing 15 years of development in the…

Political secretaries

Dear Editor – Opponents of the current government have accused the DCC of having nothing to show for during the three years the group was in power. From start, the number of political appointees (PA) drew criticisms from the public not only because of the quantity but more so, the quality of those appointed as…

Renbel Project – give us a chance

Dear Editor – Our past MP seems to deny our existence on that level without any second thought. I remember an additional constituency was debated in the National Parliament, instead, different MPs were supporting that motion, while our own MP had his own agenda. And let me quote his famous statement “I don’t support this…

Road works

Dear Editor – Finally its good to see the contractors back on our roads patching up the pot holes. These potholes have been very disturbing for vehicles for the past weeks. Thanks to the government and the contractor for the funding and labour to patch up the roads. Also the contractors need to visit some…

SI students to complete in global robotics

Dear Editor – One generally associates Japan being the leaders in robotic developments but the SIBC has reported that, surprisingly, a team of four students from the Woodford International School will compete with students from more than 160 nations in a global robotics competition to be held in Washington DC in July this year. Solomon…

Moving speech from youth activist

Dear Editor – “We don’t want a future that is a mirror of my past.” The words quoted are those of Regina Lepping who represented the Solomon Islands Young Women’s Parliamentary Group at the United Nations in New York last week. Regina’s moving words are quoted in full on the SIBC’s website. In part of…

Ex-Selwyn students of 1970 -1973

Dear Editor – I would be grateful if you could publish in your Letters to the Editor’s Column the list I have prepared on the students of Selwyn College of 1970 – 1973. This is in commemoration of the school’s nearly 47 years of existence since its inception at the old Najilagu site on North…

WHERE’S OUR CDF?

TSI: time to expose CDF for what it is MORE than $1.3 billion were paid through Members of Parliament for constituency development in the last seven years, Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) has disclosed. But little of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) transpired into real development on the ground, the watchdog agency stated on Tuesday. From…