Ombudsman newsletter

Dear Editor – I refer to the article send to Solomon Star newspaper by Mr. Atkin that was published by Solomon star in today’s (Monday 4/9/17) issue No. 6689, which had incorrect reporting in it.  The title of the news article was “Ombudsman Office re-starts newsletter online”.  The final paragraph of the article reads “He…

Reality of our soccer

Dear Editor – The reality of Solomon soccer has been put to the knife. Morning of mixed emotions covers the nation. Even the will to believe has evaporated. That’s when reality strikes. The two legged tie has already been decided. Come Tuesday, it’s all matters of formalities. Collectively, the New Zealand teamare miles ahead from…

State of Pacific Regionalism

Dear Editor – The Pacific continues to face significant challenges to realising its political and development ambitions. The current context of global political, economic and environmental uncertainty is likely to further exacerbate the vulnerabilities and dependencies the region currently experiences. Current economic uncertainties for example appear to have left a huge gap in terms of…

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…

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…