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…

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…

BRED Bank

Dear Editor – The French BRED Bank has opened its doors in Honiara, on Friday, becoming the fourth commercial bank in the Solomon Islands. BRED Bank’s other operations in the Pacific are in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.  Having given the go ahead to open its doors in Honiara, the governor…

Corruption= poverty

Dear Editor – In the general understanding, most of our people don’t grip the meaning of corruption and the by-product of corruption. The ratio of corruption is very minimal comparing with the rich countries except the Scandinavian countries. Corruption weakens the legislature and regulation structures of any country. In Asia there is no word for…

Solar-dried cocoa exports

Dear Editor – Patterson Siliota, the Chief Inspecting Officer of the Solomon Islands Commodities Export Market Authority (CEMA), has confirmed that total exports of cocoa beans to the premium chocolate market for 2017 so far stands at 24 metric tonnes (worth over $600,000) compared with less than 2 metric tonnes exported in previous years. “This…

Promotion in RSIPF

Dear Editor – May I refer to Solomon Star issue No: 6661 dated on Tuesday 1st August 2017 at front page “Varley Defends his Decision”, and in Solomon Star issue No: 6663 dated on Friday 4th August 2017 on page 2 “Varley takes stand” regarding the above subject matter. First and foremost, I wish to…