My response to Sogavare

Dear Editor – Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s response in Monday’s Solomon Star issue (02-27-17) headline is quite extraordinarily explosive from a leader. Mr Sogavare has appeared so aggressive to Sasako’s revelation of the recent discretionary payment to MPs. I was merely responding to an inquiry of the possible sources (other than the Appropriation Act as…

Let’s be alert to widening gap

Dear Editor – While the indigenous population is so privileged to own the country’s natural wealth, there is denial through many development dimensions that continues to position local people’s ownership and rights at the brink of extinction. The conversion of natural resources (and labour) to modern cash does not prove rewarding (environmentally, socially and financially)…

MPs SIG scholarship

Dear Editor – I wish to contribute on the general discussion on MPs scholarship awards.  Basically, I totally disagreed with the negative views and opinions expressed by other writers on the subject of MPs scholarships. Firstly, those individuals have very narrow minded views, they don’t understand the bigger picture of this vital academic initiatives offered…

More youths unemployed

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen of this country, I challenged you the leaders of this nation to never give a blind eye to this matter of urgency, but work together and start putting positive efforts in trying to curb the high rate of unemployment in this nation. Currently, the percentage of unemployed youths…

Hefty taxes – poor road conditions

Dear Editor – A vehicle-ride through the streets of Honiara speaks for itself. There are potholes almost within every 10 to 20metres even along the main highway. But where have all the charges irrespective of taxes or management fees collected by various government authorities gone to? The most notable of them all is – the…

Ethical leadership

Dear Editor – I would appreciate if you allow me space in your newsletter to highlight my brief perspective on Ethical Leadership. Ethical leadership is a profound and simple phrase but unlucky for us, we only have few of these types of leaders in our country. Honesty, trust, consideration, charisma, teambuilding and fairness are some…

Accommodation difficulties

Dear Editor – Accommodation problem is a cancer threatening the lives of Solomon Islands’ students in Fiji. Lack of secure home and proper space poses risks to the lives and learning of students. Students have been brutally affected by this issue over the years, yet continuously striving to success in an insecure and inconvenient environment,…

The realities of ROC funding

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space to comment on the article that appeared in the Island Sun last week regarding ROC funds referred to the Author who was Alfred Sasako as secret funds. Firstly, the former Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo himself expressed displeasure with the way Alfred Sasako wrote the article.…

Mining in West Rennell

Dear Editor – Allow me space to contribute to discussion on mining in West Rennell, as that the issue has become a grave concern to the people of Renbel Province, considering the views of contributors via Facebook and other media outlets that the people of Rennell is threatened their very lives due to the operation.…

Food security, nutrition in schools

Dear Editor – In Honiara last week, when speaking during an inception workshop to launch the FAO-funded TCP Project, the PS of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Mr Jimi Saelea, said the DCCG was committed to address issues such as poverty, hunger and quality health when looking at agriculture-related issues in the country.…