Ethnic tension related claims

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen who has the right to voice out my anxiety about twaddle claims by Ex-combatants [Criminals], Special Constables and the many more, I want to make comments. I just want to make few comments regarding the claims issued on the Solomon Star [article no. 6307] about the Special constables…

Media errors

Dear Editor – Please kindly correct two errors which appeared under the article “Ministry unaware of claims” in page 2 of yesterday’s issue (no. 6307), * Paragraph 2, your report quoted $15 million was paid out to ex-combatants. This is grossly erroneous. The correct amount paid out was $3 million * Paragraph 6, your report…

Radio advertisement

Dear Editor – The above advertisement has been relayed over SIBC to the general public for quite a while now.  It is believed to be promoting twisty that is sold by Low Price Enterprise. This particular advertisement is based on a made up story about a giant who cried without stopping because a child stole…

Gov’t priorities

Dear Editor – Its interesting to see more government vehicles running here and there around the city. It must have cost the government millions of dollars to purchase them. There are government ministries which have more vehicles than others. Some of the vehicles were supposed to be used by government for years. However, soon some…

Dental services

Dear Editor – As a taxpayer of this happy nation, I would like to voice out some of my personal findings about the dental services. First of all, I would like to ask a question, where is the national dental clinic of Solomon Island? I know that there are three main dental services in any…

Students back

Dear Editor – Last Saturday, my cousin brother arrived back from PNG. He was one of the students repatriated from studies due to the continuing civil unrest amongst PNG students. I write to just thank the government to making that decision to repatriate our students. My cousin told me that situation there was frightening and…

Facing up to corruption

Dear Editor – Taking a principled stand against corruption, especially when corruption is entrenched, doesn’t come without some cost, personally and even politically, as appears to have been hinted at in the latter case in the Solomon Islands. Let me first illustrate by what I mean when I refer to personal cost when facing up…

Maritime transport sector sails

Dear Editor – For the past 36 years, Solomon Islands’ economic success has been built on its use of maritime transport to trade to our scattered islands with the rest of the world. Today, almost 99.5% of our external trade and more than 90 % of internal trade go by sea. Some 90% of the…

Facing up to corruption

Dear Editor – Taking a principled stand against corruption, especially when corruption is entrenched, doesn’t come without some cost, personally and even politically, as appears to have been hinted at in the latter case in the Solomon Islands. Let me first illustrate by what I mean when I refer to personal cost when facing up…