Amazing Lilo

Dear Editor – Grateful if space is allowed to convey the above-said matter to “Amazing Lilo” (Former Hon. GD Lilo). You are a newcomer to the constituency of Central Honiara. Yet in most or every ward in Central Honiara, you have a number. Being new and have that number is amazing. It shows you have…

The people have spoken 

Dear Editor– Saturday 21st marked the end of 2020 by-election for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal. It marked the end of a period that culminated in two months of intense campaigning. In the heated battles, parties clung to strategies they calculated would woo the important component in the election process — the voters. However,…

Banning Facebook

Dear Editor – The Government’s determination to ban Facebook in the Solomon Islands is rather bemusing. On the one hand, it is true that a ban will not curb our people’s fundamental freedom of expression as provided for in our Constitution. But on the other hand a ban may unnecessarily cause hardship to many of…

Truthful reporting on SI

Dear Editor – The decision by Solomon Islands’ Cabinet to ban Facebook is said to be legally wrong and I expect the decision to be challenged. The argument made by the prime minister and his communications minister is that it has been a platform for people to ‘abuse political leaders.’ I have some sympathy for…

Facebook

Supposed to be the face Understandably that’s the ace Much more better than the rest Over and over the globe She comes from America Europe Africa and the rest   It is all the thrill and the feel Associated with her beauty and face That all men sleeps less and less   The children and…

Congratulations to Babanisi

Dear Editor – My hearty congratulations to Edwin Babanisi on qualifying for a law degree. The Solomon Islands has created history by producing a first-ever visually impaired (blind) person to have graduated with a Bachelor of Law in the South Pacific. Edwin Babanisi from Shortlands in Western Province and Makira recently graduated from the University…

Cuban medical graduates

Dear Editor – On the front page of Solomon Star Issue No.7638 (Mon 28th Sept 2020) the Prime Minister reportedly spoke warmly about the more than 80 of our students who have so far graduated from Cuban medical schools. As a least developed country, we need to have good doctors working in our hospitals and…

Ships operators and captain

DEAR EDITOR – As a student and a concerned citizen of Solomon Islands, I urge that all shipping operators must comply with the Maritime safety laws of the country. Ships that travel in bad weather without complying with maritime safety law are a threat to human lives.   Some of our ship operators and captains knew…