Solomon Islands “The Pacific”

Dear Editor – Apparently Solomon Islands is a sovereign state but actually Iwould refer to it as “the Pacific” within the Pacific Ocean. Unlike most Pacific Nations, where its people are but only one racial group, Solomon Island is home to most all the racial groups that had inhabited Pacific Ocean. In Solomon Islands you…

Crocodile and shark

Dear Editor – For the last 40 years we have been living under the design of the crocodile and shark decorated with our logo to lead is to serve.  Nafu of two fala nao, can we replace them with some friendly ones? Turtle and kurukuru hao? Mr Designer these two bosses are killers. They respect…

Battle against plastic pollution

Dear Editor – The UK Government has earmarked 61.4 million pounds from the public purse to fight plastic pollution in the seas. British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the fund ahead of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in London a few weeks ago. At CHOGM she called on all of the 52 leaders present…

A true football loving nation

Dear Editor – Though the news is by now a bit outdated, I am writing to say how much I admired the Marist supporters in their match against Lautoka.  They were relaxed, friendly and welcoming, even though the hillside seat that I found might have been daunting to many fellow Europeans.  As it was only…

Support for Wickham’s call

Dear Editor – Transparency Solomon Islands has commended the provincial secretary Jeffery Wickham to call on the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) for an immediate audit of Western province’s coffers –before a new Western Provincial Government is formed. PS Wickham said funds have been misused and the only way to find out is to…

Inspiration

Dear Editor – Mostly, when I awake in the morning I greet my wife and look through our window at a pristine Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) and instantly day dream of the time when the Sound will be filled with images of winds pushing tri-cat sailing machines plying for destinies west and east of the…

Women’s Forum

Dear Editor – The forum meeting that was held in the National Parliament from Monday 11th to Friday 15th June was really helpful for senior, young and aspiring women leaders. It provides a practical forum to expose women to the realities of policy making and parliamentary engagement. I would like to register a word of…

Plea for CT scan

  Dear Editor – Recently the Prime Minister Rick Hou took time on his visit to Taiwan to observe the working of a CT scan and expressed an interest in obtaining such an invaluable diagnostic tool for the Solomon Islands.   I would really urge the PM and the Solomon Islands government to do everything…

China influence

Dear Editor – There have been concerns over our connections with the Republic of Taiwan (ROC) and the mainland China. Its an issue which got everybody talking and raising their views. Some said, its time to pull out of ROC and join mainland China. However, there are others who opted for Solomon Islands to remain…

Thanks Japan

Dear Editor – Japan has done it again. This time it has stepped in to upgrade the Honiara international airport and its terminal. The Japanese government had funded this project in the past but now it had recognised the need to upgrade it given the increase population and flights into the country. This will certainly…