APID reply to Sanders

Dear Editor – Your article of Solomon Star Issue No. 6686 entitled “RENNELL CHIEFS ACCUSES MINER OF TAMPERING WITH COURT CASE” is grossly misleading and need to be corrected, in order to avoid confusion.  From the outset, Mr Sanders has been involved or engaged in the Mining Industry in West Rennell in the past by…

Don’t give up on us

Dear Editor – We are the 100 level students in USP SI campus. Through your paper I would like to bring to the consideration of the authority of NTU about the ongoing students scholarship for 2018. I have been three times in the office of NTU asking same question for each week to different peoples.…

Environmental sustainability

Dear Editor – It has been reported recently that the community of Barana on Mt Austen, Guadalcanal, is determined to re-plant trees and protect the ecosystems in a proposed park. At a community consultation organised last week by SPREP through the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project and the Ministry of Environment, the…

Satu vs. AG

Dear Editor – The recent exchanges of verbal barrages between terminated acting director of CAASI, George Satu (“Satu”) and the learned Attorney General, James Apaniai (“AG”) can only be described as perplexing. Also the deafening silence by the respective aviation Minister and Permanent Secretary is equally irritating. I guess sometimes Silence is Golden yet again…

Corruption Bill

Dear Editor – They say one thing and do the other. We will address the corruption bill head on they say. True one too! Its withdrawal of the order paper for the day on the floor of parliament at the 11th hour lately don’t speak well of that promise. Let alone, Me Fright! A promise…

RINI: CASH CRISIS OVER

THE government’s cash-flow crisis is over, Finance minister Snyder Rini says. “The cash-flow crisis which the country experienced recently is not an issue anymore as revenue generation is back on track,” Mr Rini told parliament last week at the passage of the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill. More than $400 million was appropriated for in the…

Felipe: Show good support

NATIONAL coach Felipe Vega-Arango has called on the public to show good support in today’s match between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. Felipe made the call when speaking to the media on Monday. “I want the people who show up for the game to show respect to our players and New Zealand,” he said.…

Big war needed against beetles

There’s a need to launch an all-out-war against the devastating Rhinoceros beetle, which is seriously threatening the coconut and palm oil industries. General Manager of Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) Craig Gibsone uttered this as the beetle continues to spread around Guadalcanal and into Malaita and Central provinces. In the last three months, Gibsone…