Why arrest Aipia?

Dear Editor – I’ve read many articles about Dr Reginald Aipia’s beche-de-mer saga. But the report on his recent arrest for farming Bechdemer on his remote Lord Howe Island seems to be on a jealousy basis. The beche-de-mer on Lord Howe Islands belongs to the indigenous people there and not belong to the Director or…

Why Aipia?

Dear Editor – The letter authored by Tepuke P. Hakatigisa’a from White River which came out last Friday in this column is interesting. That letter mention how a ‘Patrol Boat’ was dispatched to arrest Dr Aipia along with his American friend who were busy with the bechedemer farm in the Malaita Outer Island. Yet, the…

HCC impasse

Dear Editor – I recommend the Minister of Home affairs & Deputy PM Mannaseh Maelanga for being considerate and the lengthy impasse which rocked the Honiara City Council. In the past HCC was subjected to prompt dissolutions, a precedence Mr Maelanga would not want to pursue out rather prefers to sort things out amicably. He’s…

Take my hands

Dear Editor – In New Zealand, the charitable trust that has freighted containers of medical supplies and equipment for the NRH for the past 12 months has been named one of 12 finalists in the “Partnering for Good” category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards.  According to a bulletin broadcast on Radio New Zealand International…

Low fish stock

Dear Editor – I have now received copy of last week’s issue Monday 28th September page 7 & 8 private view ‘Solomon’s fish stock mow’. Thank you again, so much. I am still however truly concerned about nothing or very little being will be done to address consequences for impacted SI people. The Star has…

Logging issues

Dear Editor – More and more I read of incidents and disputes occurring in the Solomon Islands involving Asian logging contractors and indigenous landowners. I can cite several cases in which logging equipment and machinery has been torched allegedly by angry landowners when logging contractors encroached on their customary land without consent. There was even…