Development planning

Dear Editor – It looks as though the Solomon Islands government has come through a continuous unstable situation since gaining independence in 1978. This in my view will certainly continue unless certain changes are made to certain functions of the government for certain areas or issues. One thing which I believe needs changing is the…

West Honiara funding

Dear Editor – Sometimes between March and May last year three communities at White River area namely Windy Valley, Windy Valley Heights and Forest Valley received $100,000 each from Ministry of infrastructure Development (MID) solely for road maintenance work. My concern is about how the money is being spent for the purpose it was intended…

Land board stops fraud

Dear Editor – Looking through old newspapers to find articles others and I wrote about logging and mining corruptions on Rennell, I find this article: LAND BOARD STOPS FRAUD—THE MINISTER HAPPY WITH NEW BODY, interesting. The article was written by Aatai John, and it appears in the front page of the Solomon Star Issue No.6783…

Plastic pollutants

Dear Editor – “Single-use plastics are a human addiction that we must face head on. Plastic pollution is not only impacting our waters and marine life, but also the human food chain and our overall health.” – Plastic Oceans.org.  Recent Radio New Zealand news bulletins have reported how the government in Vanuatu is leading the…

Never hit anyone

Dear Editor – Re ‘Men are accountable for violence against women’, where are parents to teach and train their children that they must NEVER hit anyone. Stop violence at home and it will not spread. You may say that is “easier said than done?” You be the starting voice to STOP any hitting in your…

Bus fare

Dear Editor – Please publish the following on the above topic: What’s the point? Whats the increase for? Do you want a CEO salary? For smoking and being smelly all day?   The fuel cost is down Yet the owners want an increase? Who are these owners? The Asians in Melanesian skin?   The last…