Malaita revenue

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter concerning the article on Thursday 31st August on page 4 titled “How much Chinese investors contribute to Malaita revenue”. As a concerned Malaitan, I am seriously concerned that $291,000 per year is  a lot of money contributed by Chinese investors to the provincial revenue. The three questions…

APID reply to Sanders

Dear Editor – Your article of Solomon Star Issue No. 6686 entitled “RENNELL CHIEFS ACCUSES MINER OF TAMPERING WITH COURT CASE” is grossly misleading and need to be corrected, in order to avoid confusion.  From the outset, Mr Sanders has been involved or engaged in the Mining Industry in West Rennell in the past by…

Don’t give up on us

Dear Editor – We are the 100 level students in USP SI campus. Through your paper I would like to bring to the consideration of the authority of NTU about the ongoing students scholarship for 2018. I have been three times in the office of NTU asking same question for each week to different peoples.…

Where does bribery begin?

Dear Editor – This is a brief comment on Barnabas Tavala’s response to an earlier article I wrote under an assumed name and published in your paper under the heading “Where does bribery begin?”. At the outset, Barnabas Tavala is not the author’s real name so he is a hypocrite. For the time being, I…

Environmental sustainability

Dear Editor – It has been reported recently that the community of Barana on Mt Austen, Guadalcanal, is determined to re-plant trees and protect the ecosystems in a proposed park. At a community consultation organised last week by SPREP through the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project and the Ministry of Environment, the…

Satu vs. AG

Dear Editor – The recent exchanges of verbal barrages between terminated acting director of CAASI, George Satu (“Satu”) and the learned Attorney General, James Apaniai (“AG”) can only be described as perplexing. Also the deafening silence by the respective aviation Minister and Permanent Secretary is equally irritating. I guess sometimes Silence is Golden yet again…

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…

International freight services

Dear Editor – Thank you for publishing the article about the observed unfair practices of shipping agents. A couple of weeks ago, I called in person to the Point Cruz Office of TRADCO Shipping which I know deals with international freight to and from Solomon Islands. I had wanted to ship stuff to Europe in…

No more logging on Rennell

Dear Editor – The Minister for Environment was quoted by your paper that logging will not be allowed on Rennell Island. What about mining? The Mining Lease was not even legal. Manetoali and DCC must stop misleading the people of Renbel Province and Solomon Islands. Removing Day Pacha from the Ministry of Mines is not…

Good work JANUS

Dear Editor – With the recent arrest of the PS and his wife for allegedly stealing public funds, the public is more than assured that RSIPF are doing its work and that justice is being served. We look forward to quick trials and if convicted thieves must be sent to places they rightly belong. Our…