Student bus fare

Dear Editor – As a young Solomon Islander, I am really concerned about the student fare from GPPOL 2 to Honiara. It already stated in all buses travelling from East Guadalcanal to Honiara that students fare is $10 for one way. I find particularly appalling that most of the bus conductors tend to ask bigger…

Pacific Games bid victory

Dear Editor – History was achieved in Port Vila last week and thanks to the government and its delegation. Your lobbying strategies earned us the award. Since Solomon Islands won the bid, what’s next? 2023 is not far away therefore we must start thinking about sporting facilities. The Burns Creek land must now adequately dealt…

Land for development

Dear Editor – As a Solomon Islander and one whose livelihood depends very much on the land I am living on, I tend to be nervous about the catch words and phrases being used now-a-days to try and allure landowners, to open up their lands for development. Whilst development is good, we must also carefully…

PMO claims nonsense

Dear Editor – The statement by the Office of the Prime Minister and cabinet blaming the Parliamentary Independent and Opposition groups of not supportive in the government’s efforts in getting the anti-corruption bill 2016 through parliament was outrageous on the part of the government, and logically it holds no sense at all. Being a lay…

Yow’s Apologists

Dear Editor – The ghost of Colin Yow refuses to go away, at least for now. Lately we have seen articles in your good paper (as well as in the Island Sun) written by apologists of the sacked CEO of SIPA. For instance, Henry Star Dora has elevated Mr Yow as a savior who has…

Premier insensitive

Dear Editor – We refer to the Solomon Star issue in which Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke made comments in relation to the recent brawl in the Windy Ridge area. We have the victims have seen that Veke’s response to the claim was not the type of quality leader that Guadalcanal citizen need in today’s world.…

You crucified himself

Dear Editor – One Henry J Star Dora wrote under the heading, “they conspired and crucified Yow” in a letter which appeared in the Tuesday issue of your newspaper. His “they” group comprises, the Attorney General, SIPA Board Chairman, President of SFA, and myself. Not sure whether this is the same man who organised performances…

Nothing to laugh about

Dear Editor – I would appreciate the opportunity to respond to the piece published in the Tuesday edition of the Star by M.R Junior. Mr Junior, clearly you don’t know me well. I find nothing to laugh about with this whole sad saga of SIPA and the demise of Mr Yow. I certainly don’t laugh…

Tribute to David Friend 1940-2015

Dear Editor – David Friend was born in Hampshire in 1940.   He obtained a BSc (Agric)  from Reading University and  a DTA from the University of the  West Indies.    He was appointed as  tree crops  agronomist to the British Solomon Island Protectorate during 1964 and was posted  to Dala Research Station on Malaita. At Dala…

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