Donation from our MP

Dear Editor – Allow me a space in your column to express my view as a voter from Northwest Guadalcanal on an article by a Rodney Taraha from Kakabona village, published in your paper on May 1st 2017, regarding donation provided by our MP for Northwest Guadalcanal to his voters. Mr Taraha, we the voters…

Foot prints of Honiara

Dear Editor – Honiara the capital city of Solomon was renowned as a beautifully cleaned and kept town by foreigners who visited the place before and shortly after the country attained its independence from the colonial masters. The legacy of such profound acknowledgement lies in the effort and visions of those who took pride in…

Harmonising pesticide registration

Dear Editor – I wonder who is representing the private sector of Solomon Islands at this meeting. Island Enterprises were the first company [and now the largest] to go into commercial pest control work and I have had a valid Australian Pest Managers licence since the mid 1980’s, we also have several other licenced staff…

Leadership style

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter based on my personal views and interest of the issue relating to the leadership style and corruption that has become norm for Solomon Islands. Corruption according to Transparency International is defined as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. That said, it is the central role…

Three lane road at bridge

Dear Editor – Its good to see a solution being taken to ease the current traffic congestion in Honiara. Since last week the new Mataniko bridge had been designed to allow for three lane. In the morning the west bound lane into the city was turned into two lane while eastbound traffic was reduced to…

Soltuna product, a success in Fiji market

Dear Editor – If Solomon Islands to be applauded for: It’s the taste of Soltuna tuna products on the shelves of Fijian street and departmental shops. Despite the prices of its product lines are bit higher than locally manufactured ones (courtesy of MSG tariffs and quotas), our canned tuna remains – the first choice and…

Foreign pests – a huge threat

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands is a poor and infancy cash economy country in the world in which its 90 % of population are living in the rural areas and depend entirely on the natural resources from the land and sea to sustain their daily survival. Most of its export commodities come from agricultural cash…

[email protected]

Dear Editor – Last week the Youth @Work organisation elaborated on the process of its [email protected] internship programmes. The organization’s presentation before an invited audience of local employers gave an overview of the successful and vitally important work that has been done in the educational practices aimed at developing work skills and preparing young people…

Alleged threat by loggers

Dear Editor – I might be far from the local scene but not unaware of local social media reports last week in the Solomon Islands which gave voice to alleged serious threats made by at least one Asian Logging Contractors in relation to the alleged forced removal of settlers on the land claimed by Samlimsam.…

Insult to Makira parishioners

Dear Editor – I am a Marist-missionary, who lived among and worked with the people of Makira for more than half a century. In the Solomon Star and in the Island Sun, in both papers, there was an article by Camillus Kole, Catholic Media, titled ‘Archbishop Cardone to tour Makira.’ In this press release is…