Tragic fire incident

Dear Editor – The weekend tragic fire incident in the Tasahe B area of West Honiara must have shook the nation when it was learned that the early morning fire at a family home claimed the lives of two tiny children and saw the home totally destroyed. What can we do to help the bereaved…

An appeal to Gov’t

Dear Editor – The website www.solomonislandsinfocus.com which I established just two months ago to support the Solomon Islands and to try to aid charitable causes has had a wide local and international following and prompted a good deal of feedback from people of all backgrounds and social status in the Solomon Islands in particular. The…

Composition of PEC

Dear Editor – The Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) would like to briefly respond and clarify some incorrect statements made by the Solomon Star regarding PEC Membership as published in its newspaper issue # 5798 of Friday 17th April, 2015. Firstly, the Chairman of PEC is NOT a politician as stated in the report. The truth…

Big offer here

Dear Editor – These comments are in relation to the front page photograph over the above heading in Star Issue No.5795 of Friday 17/04/’15. The image is one of our Prime Minister (of a sovereign Solomon Islands) appearing to be quashed up by foreign economic and financial giants. Why are business people especially from China…

Fresh marketing plans

Dear Editor – The arrival of the ‘Sun Princess’ with its 2000 passengers on 24 April is set to be the first visible evidence of a raft of fresh marketing approaches that have been adopted in the past couple of months by the SIVB. A deal arranged with Solomon Airlines will soon see the arrival…

‘Private Investment’ says it all

Dear Editor – It is good another good news that DCC received an offer from China’s Skyline Business Council (CSBC) to rehabilitate the Henderson International Airport and the road from there to the city. The CSBC made it clear that they are a private business group and does not represent the Chinese government. However, what…

Rano and clients acquitted

Dear Editor – I have made my position clear in relation to the matter complained of under this subject. I will not repeat that explanation except to say, I as Ronald Bei Talasasa Jr and holding the position of Director of Public Prosecutions, had at an initial stage disqualified myself from making a decision on…

Fighting corruption

Dear Editor – The DCC makes its position loud and clear that they will fight corruption head on. I cannot settle down for anything less than see that comes to manifestation especially in the public sector. It becomes a norm that bureaucratic corruption is rife in the Finance department where some officers deliberately delay doing…