Coronavirus does not respect borders

Dear Editor – The subject above strikes me to share my concern with the public.  Knowing China as a threat to every neighbouring country including the Pacific for Coronavirus, I have great concern for this country.  The Solomon Islands is highly at risk to this virus as it continues to spread since we are filled…

Father’s Day

DEAR EDITOR – Many thanks to Lawrence Kiko of Borderline for his comments and most importantly highlighting the brief history about the original idea and theme of what is father’s day concept.  Solomon Star Issue No. 7311, Tuesday 3 September 2019.  Properly to us in Solomon Islands (Melanesia) we might have had the original cultural…

CHINA -TAIWAN SAGA

DEAR EDITOR -Thank you for the space to get this message to all God fearing people of Solomon Islands.  All ordinary Solomon islanders, we must take comfort on the fact that the omnipresent surveillance camera from the heavenly realm is relentlessly recording all that was said & done by our so called leaders in the…

Is China our saviour?

DEAR EDITOR – What a sad day – now that some of our leaders have chosen China!  You will be held accountable by the generations to come for the choice that you have made today! Do we not realise that we have a third choice besides the CHINA or TAIWAN saga? And that third choice…

US offer to Malaita

DEAR EDITOR – In the Solomon star of Friday 20th Malaita  premier Suidani said that the SIG decision to sever ties with Taiwan deprived Malaita and its people largely from benefiting from a USD$300 million package offered by USA to  Malaita for its development aspirations. I think this is a latest move by USA to…

Basis of our foreign policy

DEAR EDITOR – Solomon Islands is an independent state that has gained its independence in 1978 thanks to the Ma’asina rule – the movement with vision that enabled us to stand on our own.  With the vision, our forefathers have chosen to remain a democratic country meaning a country rule by people.  This is nicely…

Obstacle to economic growth

DEAR EDITOR – In 2016, the former Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, Joaquim Levy, wrote about the gap he perceived in private investment.   Although he was then writing in general terms, there were several paragraphs in his article I thought relevant to the situation in the Solomon Islands at that time.…

Taiwan China debate

DEAR EDITOR – The current strong support and intention of most of our MPs fordiplomatic switch from Taiwan to China only reflect poorly on the leadership that lackedintegrity, wisdom, maturity and visionary mindsets that blinded by false assumptions and self-beneficial interests at the cost of tax payers and resource owners in this nation. This nation…

Gua Marovo – Babata passage

DEAR EDITOR – Long ago, in the 70’s and 80’s, late Pulepanda Ghamu is our MP.  And what I heard from him personally, was that ‘during our time, there were no millions of dollars for constituency developments.  But as I can remember well, there were few constructive developments taking place in Marovo.  One is the…