Replacing aid with trade

Dear Editor – When addressing the New Zealand Pacific Council in Auckland recently, Prime Minister Rick Hou spoke about the need for the Solomon Islands to gradually curtail aid and to replace it with trade. The PM said, “It is politically and economically prudent that Solomon Islands gradually replace aid with trade, which will in…

Water, sanitation issues needing support

Dear Editor – An overview of health in the Solomon Islands remains characterized by high levels of infectious diseases, including malaria, respiratory diseases, water borne diarrhoea diseases and an increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The latter, as I have consistently written about, because of changes in diet and lifestyle habits. Among the major determinants…

Same sex marriage

Dear Editor – Just the thought of it makes me want to puke. Like I wrote earlier in your paper, one thing leads to another. The ‘modus operandi’ used by the advocates of this issue is to promote it publicly through what we call human rights. Children’s rights, women’s rights, animal’s rights, Lesbian Gay Bisexual…

Fishing village market

Dear Editor – For years there have been calls to close down the Fishing Village market area in East Honiara. It seems the Honiara city council administration had been powerless to take action. Its very frustrating each day just to get stuck in the traffic along the Fishing Village market area because vehicles were parking…

Shortage of Lawyers

Dear Editor – The recent news revealing that government experience shortage of lawyers is a mistake from those who do planning and scholarship awards to students attending universities under Solomon Islands government (SIG) sponsorship. I have to raise this because this problem as revealed from the office of the DPP shows that there is lack of…

BSP ATM services

Dear Editor – Can the management of Bank South Pacific (BSP) do something to improve its services. Monday was very frustrating for many customers who want to access the ATM services especially those in East Honiara. Since the morning most of the ATMs located at Kukum area and Panatina Plaza expressed their apology because they…