Food security crucial

Dear Editor – Following the national General Election on 3 April 2019 there are said to be moves in hand for a coalition grouping to form the new Solomon Islands government. Whatever the make-up of the new administration there are several serious challenges to be tackled and I have already outlined the urgency of work…

Betel nut – cancerous and addictive

Dear Editor – In the Solomon Islands betel nut is grown locally and the selling of betel nuts provides an essential source of income for many households.  Often, betel nut sellers, who are outside the formal economy, have few other economic alternatives to generate income.  Money from betel nut sales often goes towards school fees…

Regional crime trends

Dear Editor – To add to the letter of mine you published in your newspaper last week on the same subject, I should like to mention that in recent days the Fiji Police seized more cocaine with an estimated value of about $US15 million from an island in the Lau group. It was reported in…

Vote blo you, vois blo you

Dear Editor – This is a common sentiment often advertised during election periods that advocate the roles of elected members of parliament. The major roles and obligation of MPs voted into parliament is to make appropriated legislations that helped address common issues that affect the lives of the people in the nation. They represent the…

Choiseul chief education officer

Dear Editor – I was one of the year 2017 recruited teachers who teach under Choiseul Education Authority as probationer until to date. As a probationer teacher, it is very important to have consultation with Education Authority (EA) such as Chief education officer to endow with further information about why he extended my probationer for…

Unplanned power outage

Dear Editor – In response to A.M.Junia’s article titled Solomon Power & Brazil which appeared on yesterday’s letters to the editor, Solomon Power clarifies that the unplanned power outage was unfortunately caused by a member of the public’s vehicle hitting a power pole along the Tandai Highway, causing power black out to the whole of…

MACFEST 2018 ends

Dear Editor – Everything has a beginning and an ending, and the MACFest 2018 was no exception.  It began on the 1st and end on the 10th July 2018. Congratulation to all our brothers and sisters from our Melanesian Islands of the Pacific and other neighbours of the region. Many thanks for their time with…

Being at 40

Dear Editor – Please publish the following: She was the prettiest of the pretty Well grounded well groomed Well nurtured well raised By well mannered guardian   Her supplies of resources incomparable Water sources rich and filled Forestry well covered in well sunlit territories Her marine resources diverse and wholesome   Her engagement well cared…

Fitting of prosthetic limbs

Dear Editor – Last week I wrote to your newspaper expressing my appreciation of the fact that a fresh start seems to have been made in making and fitting prosthetic limbs to the long waiting list of ex-NRH patients that previously had undergone amputations at the hospital as a consequence of suffering from advanced diabetes…

Solomon Power& Brazil

Dear Editor – I wish to refer to the second quarter final match between Belgium and Brazil on the morning of 7th July, 2018. When Belgium leads Brazil by 2 goals to nil, during the second half, Solomon Power vented its frustration on the supporters of Belgium by going blackout throughout Honiara. Are the Solomon…