Our youth

Dear Editor – May I ask the government to critically look after the unemployment rate amongst our young people. You see them roam the streets of Honiara every day. This is because the government has done little or nothing to help them find meaning to life. These are educated young men and women. Some of them…

Schools get Japan’s assistance

  Dear Editor – Quoting the Solomon Star Newspaper – 27 February 2018. “Two schools in the country have received assistance from the Japanese Government through the Grassroots & Human Security Project Grant, facilitated by the Japan Embassy in Honiara. “The schools are Arnon Atomea Primary and Illia Primary Early Childhood Centre. “Arnon Atomea is a…

Tawaro clinic

Dear Editor – It has been reported that the Tawaro Health Clinic in the East of Small Malaita, built in 1969 and semi derelict has received building materials to aid the clinic’s renovation. It is understood the generous supply of building materials were provided by the SI Ministry of the Environment with help from the…

Poor roads

Dear Editor – The recent press releases by the MID about the plan of action to repair the roads in the capital seem vague and ineffectual. So far all we have seen is some temporary patchwork and a few shovel loads of gravel in places. The result now during this dry weather is dust everywhere.…

Taiwan and business investment in SI

Dear Editor – Last week the resident Taiwanese Ambassador to the Solomon Island, His Excellency Roger Luo, handed over to the Prime Minister a generous donation of 11,000 solar lamps to be distributed to students in 50 constituencies. The Ambassador also said during the official handover ceremony that each constituency will receive another 220 units…

Setting the record on TRC

Dear Editor – Last week Ms Caroline Laore, one of the former TRC Commissioners, wrote a letter to the SI media urging the Solomon Islands Government to act on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, saying the TRC report was tabled in parliament in 2012 but had never been acted upon. Ms Laore…