Employment in SI

DEAR EDITOR, Where are we going from here in terms of Employment? The total population estimated by the SI National Statistics Office for 2022 is 722,392 and is expected to grow in the years to come. CBSI’s Fourth Quarter Report in December 2021 reported that total employment stands at 55,573, down 3% from the same…

Patrick Lavery

Dear Editor, My name is Nino Nieddu. I am asking for your help to get in touch with Patrick Lavery, the former solicitor general of the Solomon Islands. Patrick and I shared a house in Manchester along with other friends many, many years ago. I would be grateful if you could pass on my best…

Direct discharge of cyanide

Dear Editor, THIS statement is made in response to the Gold Ridge Mining Ltd public statements made by the company’s CEO as reported in your papers in March 2022 editions regarding approvals surrounding GRML’s Direct Discharge of Cyanide containing mine waste into the surrounding environment. The chairman of Kolobisi Tailing Dams Association (KTDA) and Matapono…

US and Security Pact

DEAR EDITOR, First, I wish to say the freedom we have as a democratic country comes with sacrifices made by us Solomon Islanders and USA and allies during WWII. Secondly, though not mentioned but still a concern given the speed and secrecy about the security agreement, USA and its allies including us Solomon Islanders are…

Sogavare and China

DEAR EDITOR, Manasseh Sogavare now known as the Idi Amin of the South Pacific has put Solomon Islanders in great peril. China will come in with machine guns where Australia came with respect. The United States has now pivoted to the Pacific and Nuclear war is now more likely to be done in strategic locations…