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…

Dr Sikua’s poor leadership

Dear Editor – Increased lawlessness in Northeast Guadalcanal reflects the MP’s poor leadership! For example, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northeast Guadalcanal and Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Dr Derek Sikua’s Project Support Criteria is discriminatory! Over the past 11 years he only approved and disbursed projects for his voters and cronies –…

Voting outside constituency

Dear Editor – I write to respond to one Samson Siru, who was quoted in your paper Tuesday this week, opposing the concept of voting outside one’s constituency. I understand the Electoral Commission is working on legislations to make this happen, especially for those working and living in Honiara. I think the intention is to make…

SPG sporting complex

Dear Editor – Allow me a space to continue to express my views on the inappropriateness of the South Pacific Games Sporting Complex location. The government needs to seriously consider the possibility of youths causing public disorder and anti-social behaviour. By taking away the sports training ground at King George Sixth School, SIFF Academy and…