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…

Youth@Work

Dear Editor – Last week the Youth @Work organisation elaborated on the process of its Y@W 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…

Betel-nut stain

Dear Editor – I would be very pleased if you could spare me a column in your article just to voice out my thoughts and views on the above subject specifically,” betel-nut stain”. I am a student with a deeper concern for the betterment of my country taking this issue into serious consideration. Betel nut…

Avoid misuse of allowance

Dear Editor – As a Solomon Islands citizen and a scholarship recipient, I sincerely thank the Solomon Islands Government for the commitment of paying monthly allowances for students studying at various universities in Fiji and elsewhere. This is really useful to meet the costs of our stay while studying overseas. Let me share briefly on…

Aid agencies that might help farmers

Dear Editor – Farmers of the Weather Coast in Guadalcanal Province have continually expressed their disappointment over feeling neglected as their leaders and the province allegedly fail to recognise their struggles. Your paper last week reported that the farmers, who operate under an umbrella body called the Akutoga Association, made a statement claiming that they…