Solo Icon show

Dear Editor – I just want to call on the organisers of the Solo Icon Competition to please improve their sound system for the upcoming semi-finals of the Solo icon competition. I say this because as a person who love to watch talented young Solomon Islands sing their hearts out in the Solo Icon, I…

Our soccer

Dear Editor – I read with interest comments the national soccer coach Moses Toata made in your paper after their semi-final loss to Papua New Guinea. I appreciate his taking responsibility for the loss and his efforts towards the national side. Let me however say this. The time is right of the country to recruit…

Tackling climate threats

Dear Editor – Climate impacts in the Solomon Islands, a country that dependent on fishing and small-scale farming for sustenance, are set to intensify pressure on food security. But innovative, participatory approaches may help policy makers navigate possible future scenarios in order to develop the right policy responses. However, the most pressing issues facing Solomon…

PM must restore our confidence

Dear Editor – Interestingly after much outrage and calls from the opposition, civil society and the general public in the media for SSPM Andrew Muaki to resign and further calls for the Prime Minister to leave up to his ideologies and promises, hence, should immediately sacked or terminated his SSPM, there appears to be no…

Misfire on the Airline issue

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing a space in your paper to express my disgust in relation to an article penned by Alfred Sasako which appeared in the Island sun newspaper. The article was about the appointment of a new CEO for Solomon Airlines. I was very surprised to see Sasako firing the first…

Termination of Ron Sumsum

Dear Editor – Regarding the now widely published, termination of Ron Sumsum as CEO Solomon Airlines, some reports give the impression that Sumsum was removed for shutting the airline down last week. In fact, the new CEO John McCormick was appointed on 1st June, nearly a week before the shutdown. The new CEO must have…

Careless and irresponsible attitude

Dear Editor – Honiara City is one of or the only dirtiest city in the Pacific Islands in terms of littering. At this point, I don’t throw this to any one in particular. Everyday, everywhere in the city is rubbish all over the place. Well done to our City Council for providing rubbish bins,atleast you…

Indonesia is not Melanesia

Dear Editor – Professor Tarcisius Tara Kubutaulaka’s article ‘ Don’t be bullied, Indonesia is not Melanesia’ (Solomon Star May 28) makes the choice for Pacific Islanders of Melanesian background very clear and unambiguous. They have the choice to stand with the oppressed people of West Papua or with their Indonesian oppressors. In making the choice…

It’s on again!

Dear Editor – No retreat, no giving in. Betel nut vendors are back again on the Honiara Streets. This time round it appears to be irresistible and wild. These consistent goings-on are happening in the eyes of the very legislator, the Honiara City Council (HCC), but no action is executed. Who is responsible for Honiara…