SIPA’s sponsorship

Dear Editor – Sad to hear that Collin Yow is being given the marching order to leave. My worry is with the sponsorship deals with some of our organisations and sports team. Would they still benefit from the financial package? I hope that Board can enlighten us on this.  Joss Den JnrHoniara

Demographic aiding human, economic development

Dear Editor – Speaking to Radio New Zealand’s Pacific Correspondent, Koroi Hawkins, last week. Osnat Lubrani, the UNDP Representative for the Pacific, spoke of a new UN report which has highlighted a demographic report which he claimed as saying the Pacific has a unique opportunity to accelerate growth by investing in its youth. Mr Lubrani…

Sea fare increase

Dear Editor –It is indeed a sad news for us the general public if the above caption comes to full implementation next week. As stated in the Solomon Star newspaper issue 6168 on Monday this week that sea travelers boarding local ships in Honiara to their provinces may likely to dig deeper into their pockets…

Great effort

Dear Editor – Good work to the team who took on the system and won in the tax free for politicians. I bet the pollies vote themselves an increase to cover the tax they should pay. Why the adjournment to Parliament? Was it because the Bills were not ready for the committee or was it…

Earning an income

Dear Editor – I was struck by the simple story, published in your last issue of the Sunday Star, of the determination and self-enterprise which has resulted in Winnifred Nanau, originally from Malaita, earning a living and income for her family by selling used clothing from her rented hut in Honiara. Winnifred was reported as…

Human rights and journalism

Dear Editor – A three-day Human Rights and Media Forum, supported by the Australian Government and the European Union, ended in Nadi, Fiji, last Friday. The Forum saw the attendance of editors, senior journalists and government communications officers from 13 Pacific Island countries, including from the Solomon Islands. Reportedly, the Forum reaffirmed the vital role…

Thank you Sir Albert!

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could include my observations in your editorial column. Last Tuesday(20/04/16) was a historic day in the record of this country. I say that because Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer delivered his earth-shattering decision on the brave challenge by Messers Waeta Tabusasi, Ruth Liloqula, Derrick Manu’ari, Fr. Mark Graham, Tony…

ACOM AB elections, a mockery

Dear Editor – Please allow me to share some food for thought and views and opinions about the recent election of the ACOM Archbishop. According to reliable whistle blowers within the ACOM circle it was revealed that what supposed to be a spiritually guided election of our new AB has turned out to involve claims…

South Guadalcanal underdevelopment

Dear Editor – My recent trip to South Guadalcanal two weeks ago was simply exuberant. After years of being abroad, this short trip was a much needed one to reorient and immerse myself with the cultural norms and values, and to experience what it means to be truly ‘home.’ However, apart from my exuberant experience,…

Solomon Games saga – PS make denial

Dear Editor – Having seen your publication today (yesterday) under the above, I wish to express my disappointment as to how the media reporting. Your report stated that the Provincial Secretary, Renbel Province had wrote a letter confirming the Province’s intention to relinquishing the Solomon game. After seeing that article, I went straight to your…