HCC impasse

Dear Editor – I recommend the Minister of Home affairs & Deputy PM Mannaseh Maelanga for being considerate and the lengthy impasse which rocked the Honiara City Council. In the past HCC was subjected to prompt dissolutions, a precedence Mr Maelanga would not want to pursue out rather prefers to sort things out amicably. He’s…

Take my hands

Dear Editor – In New Zealand, the charitable trust that has freighted containers of medical supplies and equipment for the NRH for the past 12 months has been named one of 12 finalists in the “Partnering for Good” category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards.  According to a bulletin broadcast on Radio New Zealand International…

Low fish stock

Dear Editor – I have now received copy of last week’s issue Monday 28th September page 7 & 8 private view ‘Solomon’s fish stock mow’. Thank you again, so much. I am still however truly concerned about nothing or very little being will be done to address consequences for impacted SI people. The Star has…

Logging issues

Dear Editor – More and more I read of incidents and disputes occurring in the Solomon Islands involving Asian logging contractors and indigenous landowners. I can cite several cases in which logging equipment and machinery has been torched allegedly by angry landowners when logging contractors encroached on their customary land without consent. There was even…

Corruption Bill

Dear Editor – They say one thing and do the other. We will address the corruption bill head on they say. True one too! Its withdrawal of the order paper for the day on the floor of parliament at the 11th hour lately don’t speak well of that promise. Let alone, Me Fright! A promise…

Ombudsman newsletter

Dear Editor – I refer to the article send to Solomon Star newspaper by Mr. Atkin that was published by Solomon star in today’s (Monday 4/9/17) issue No. 6689, which had incorrect reporting in it.  The title of the news article was “Ombudsman Office re-starts newsletter online”.  The final paragraph of the article reads “He…

Reality of our soccer

Dear Editor – The reality of Solomon soccer has been put to the knife. Morning of mixed emotions covers the nation. Even the will to believe has evaporated. That’s when reality strikes. The two legged tie has already been decided. Come Tuesday, it’s all matters of formalities. Collectively, the New Zealand teamare miles ahead from…

State of Pacific Regionalism

Dear Editor – The Pacific continues to face significant challenges to realising its political and development ambitions. The current context of global political, economic and environmental uncertainty is likely to further exacerbate the vulnerabilities and dependencies the region currently experiences. Current economic uncertainties for example appear to have left a huge gap in terms of…

Response to Jackson

Dear Editor – I want to put my view in reply to what Jackson Rahemae has brought up in the Solomon Star. Jackson if you were a chief you would know your responsibilities but I doubt it because you are so childish for bringing this issue into the media. This MOU you based your argument…