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…

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…