Grand ‘Scale’ theft

Dear Editor – Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the front page pieces on Solomon Star issue No. 5787, Thursday 9th April. The two pieces that caught my eyes were those authored by Assumpta Buchanan and Denver Newter, with the headings “Grand Scale Theft” and “Scale Confiscated”. The two headings had the word…

Harsh judgement

Dear Editor – Several young students in the Solomon Islands have written to me in the past couple of months telling me of their ongoing difficulties in finding the money to progress their higher education dreams at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). One young man, in particular, wrote to say he had been given…

High cost of living

Dear Editor –  The current high cost of living is undisputable as every single citizen is feeling the pinch of it everyday. Those in the formal section are most affected as they have to meet every thing with their very small salary. The DCC government if cares for it’s citizen then should put mechanism in…

2015 National Budget

Dear Editor – It is my considered view that the national budget being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally. The Budget is not funding the reforms and restructures that are needed to bring about the changes to eliminate corruption. The new government, which prides itself in…

Welcome news on tourism front

Dear Editor – The organization known as ‘Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd’ (GTSIL) has recently conducted five days of ‘high impact tourism training’ for small and medium size tourist operators in Taro, Choiseul Province. The DTSIL sought funding from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the financial assistance under the European Union (EU) aided…

Easter Fun run

Dear Editor – I wish to simply correct the report in the Star by Denver Newter (SST 5785) that a runner complained of stomach aches and diarrhoea due to taking milk distributed at Rotary Fun Run and claimed the milk had expired. This claim is false as the donated milk was checked properly and was…

Women in politics SI

Dear Editor – In the last couple of weeks there has wide coverage in your paper and other forms of media highlighting the need for wider participation of women in the national politics. Sir, nobody is against that and the reasons usually given for their case is always genuine and real. Women as always, served…