April Valley

Dear Editor – Amidst the local celebrations marking the work of RAMSI, three years on from the terrible floods in Honiara in April 2014 when 21 people from the Kao Valley community died as the Mataniko River burst its banks, the hundreds of people that were relocated to the eastern foothills of Honiara are still…

RAMSI farewell: Blong samfala nomoa

Dear Editor – There is no doubt that RAMSI has helped our country turn and return from the edge of the abyss of long term destruction and despair.  It was rather unfortunate that most of the “farewelling” occurred only in one place. All the parties, cocktails, toasts, speeches, ceremonies and fireworks were done in hotels…

Mining

Dear Editor – Despite controversies surrounding specific mining projects throughout the country – Gold Ridge, Renell and Bellona, Temotu, and Isabel to name a few, the DCC appears to be doing something to improve how things are done in this industry with the recent launch of the National Minerals Policy. I assume that, the document…

Bankruptcy

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands is on the brink of bankruptcy. This is a fact – a very hard fact. The government must take immediate and decisive steps to prevent the country from sliding further into the abyss, which might take many more years to recover. First, stop all tax payer funded overseas trips, fire…

Threat from logging

Dear Editor – I would like to contribute to the above titled letter to the editor appearing on issue of Thursday 28th June 2017 by Judith Siota. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the concern raised by Judith which was indeed an ongoing concern for the Isabel Public and very relevant to current times, and…

Thanks RAMSI

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Federal system

Dear Editor – Commenting on the Prime Minister’s view that the “Federal system of Government must be thoroughly checked” (Solomon star 22/06/2017), I would like to remind the DCCG not to drag the Draft Federal  Constitution, until it is too late to pass in parliament next year. Whilst I fully support the importance of rebuilding…

Guadalcanal weaving festival

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Tribute to RAMSI

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem as my tribute to RAMSI On behalf of our families And all citizens alike Sincere thank you, RAMSI For everything you have stood for As today, we bow low In honour of all you have done To take us successfully this far.   Indeed, your fourteen years…