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…

HOH dresses local babies

Dear Editor – It was especially gratifying for me to learn over the weekend that the Hearts of Hope (HOH) charitable organization, based in Malaita, had given more than 40 tiny babies sets of clothing, including shirts and caps. The event took place at the Auki clinic last Thursday. Most of the children who received…

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…

Deserving youth

Dear Editor – Later this month, 27 year old Millicent Barty will be travelling to London where she will receive H.M. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award in recognition of the fine work she has done to educate and empower young and under-privileged people throughout the country. Millicent will be the fourth young Solomon Islander that…

2018

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: You come whilst deep asleep Forgetting your knocking on the slippery metal door As the plan is to go backward under the floor While the whole commonwealth are deep   Into legalizing homosexuality into Homo sapiens Tools of creativity and more into stupidity Homo sapiens claiming higher…

Same sex marriage

Dear Editor – Whether we like it or not, it’s slowly but surely creeping into the land, the same sex marriage affair. S.I. hold on fast on the laws that you have which prohibits the same sex marriage or the Advocates deceive you. It is now a talk of the globe get ready to tackle…

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…