Vanikoro alleged attack, arson

Dear Editor – Your newspaper yesterday carried a report of alleged burning of machines, equipment and a growth centre at Vanikoro last Sunday. If the report is substantiated it raises serious concerns because I personally relayed information to RAMSI’s Special Coordinator , via RAMSI’s website, on two occasions prior to the arson attacks, after receiving…

University saga

Dear Editor – One could not be left appalled by the way our students are now scrambling to return from PNG institutions over the recent political events resulting in the shooting of protesting students and the eventual closing down of normal classes. It is common knowledge that this is not the first time this has…

Peace, the way to national unity

Dear Editor – As the Solomon Islands prepares to celebrate its 38th Anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, I believe from a government press statement, has chosen the theme, ‘Embracing Peace for Nation Building’ for this year’s celebration which all citizens’ should reflect upon to move the country forward. Nation building and the theme…

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…