Lessons from April disaster

Dear Editor – Last week, students at Mbokonavera High School expressed their frustration at the authorities for allowing evacuees to continue to occupy their classrooms. Many outside Honiara City are complaining of delays in the receipt of relieve assistance from NDMO (National Disaster Management Office) including shortage of food. Thousands of our people are still…

Where are the school materials?

Dear Editor – I am one of the guardians and a parent who is seriously concern and sadly acknowledge the manner in which the adviser of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development has continued to delay the distribution of school materials to schools throughout the country, so much so that it is now…

Immigration needs to improve service

Dear Editor – There is a lot of concern from the business houses and the public with regards to the services provided by the Immigration department of the Ministry of Commerce, Labour, Immigration and investment. As most of the business houses and the public at large really appreciating the improved, fast and reliable services provided…

Removed Financial Controller, MHMS

Dear Editor – In the past months we have faced a difficult situation in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Most of our requests for basic services, such as travel advance warranty, print, toners, and stationaries have been categorically denied by the Financial Controller –Michael. He was sent by Canberra to control the HSSP…

How we corrupt public offices

Dear Editor – It is perhaps a repetition of the obvious to say that corruption of office was the rock which will destroy the ship of the nation Solomon Islands. I think corruption of office in the Solomon Islands goes back to the colonial era when the messenger collected bribe from the illiterate people before…

Renbel logging

Dear Editor – I wish to echo some of our concerns as landowners of west Rennell about the Amos Teikagei’s illegal logging operation on Rennell island, which brings a lots of problems to our communities instead of developments. The struggle of the genuine landowners of Rennell Island (West Rennell especially) with the illegal logging operation…

Gov’t quarters

Dear Editor – The people who had retired, redundant or sacked are continuing to use government quarters at Auki town. Many of them have claimed that they have obtained the entitlement of the plot land and at the same time secured the government building as well. This is one of unacceptable deals any government should…

The floods cruelties

DEAR EDITOR – Dear Editor, I would be pleased if you could kindly print my poem in your coming issue. Once our great friends Our rivers span against us Swung their fangs and daggers To stab, maul, split and slay Taking us by surprise As we stood stunned Watching drily agape! What a cruelty!  …

Let’s forget St Barbara

DEAR EDITOR – I wish to respond to Dick Douglas, SIBC current affairs news yesterday regarding the call for St Barbara Mining Limited to return. We the new generation of Central Guadalcanal resource owners representing the 16 tribes who have entered into an agreement with Gold Ridge Mining Limited in 1996, wish to make the…

Why runaway?

DEAR EDITOR – Please allow me space in your paper. It’s funny to see full congregation left the church and ran away during service when they heard some people (outsiders) shouted “tsunami”. Pastors and Priests fled for their lives. All claimed “Christians” forget about immediate God they worship the moment they heard “tsunami”. What a…