Clone products flooding SI

Dear Editor – In a country where the institutions are fragile, it’s easier for sub-standard products finding their way in unfretted. Normally these clone or counterfeit products, thanks to the wizardry of marketing, imitate world renowned brand names. What actually happens is that they use those leading brand names on their packaging but the components…

A shameful & contemptuous act

Dear Editor – The reported theft of an engraved plate from a memorial unveiled at Bloody Ridge Memorial Park just a week ago is shameful and I hope the person or persons responsible for such reprehensible conduct will soon be apprehended by the police. The theft has served to disrespect the valour of all those…

Landowner wants Walande relocated

Dear Editor – With reference to the article written by Mr. Jackson Rahemae, Solomon Star, 11th August article No-6669, in the pretext that he is the head chief of the Pomwaimwei Tribe in Small Malaita. First and foremost I would like to acknowledge Mr.Rahemae for his bold, courage and unsubstantial issues that he tries to…

Govt under siege

Dear Editor – Mr. William Gua’s revelation in your paper that unnamed foreign businessmen had proped up GCC with a payment of $1.8 million seems to explain government somewhat irrational decisions especially in regards to natural resources. The case of bauxite mining and logging on Rennel Island immediately comes to mind but also logging and…

Aviation saga

Dear Editor – Its interesting to read and see the ongoing words of battle by a number of our top officials connected to the aviation authority. Anyway, my concern is with the technical aspect of who is going to look after the authority since the acting director George Satu is being relieved from duty. I…

Gold Ridge: gosh, not again

Dear Editor – AXF’s recent announcement that a new Chinese investor has been found for Gold Ridge came as no surprise. The company has been saying that Gold Ridge is set to roll for the last two years such that such announcements could now be labelled over-sexualised or fake news. There are two types of…

For the love of SI

Dear Editor – It is not uncommon for foreigners like Bruce White who spend a few days in Solomon Islands to assume they know more about the country and its people. My letter, which appeared in star of 27/07/2017, was intended for Solomon islanders. For Mr White, an outsider to respond to my comments, is…

The rise and fall of Pacha

Dear Editor – From being an Office Cleaner and errand boy to Church Pastor, David Day Pacha was elected to Parliament thereafter appointed Minister with responsibility for Mineral and Energy Resources. “The sky is the limit” so they say in a democracy. Anyone with determination and drive could be whatever they wish and whenever they…