Proposed oil palm workshop meeting

Dear Editor – As the chairman of SMOPGA, I am proposing if Ministry of Agriculture Livestock (MAL) can host a workshop for all oil palm stakeholders nationwide in the earliest quarter of the year 2016. My concern is on why oil palm projects fail. It is important to review and re-evaluate achievements and failures against…

PM must listen to people

Dear Editor – I was really adamant about the issue of the payment to the ex-militants. As a citizen of this country, I have a lot of questions concerning this matter. In some fractions, I was really confused and see this matter just as politically motivated. The Prime Minister used this avenue to sustain his…

CDF myth

Dear Editor – The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is but the national government’s development strategy executed under the umbrella of the Rural Development Scheme, to make it look rural and voter oriented so that the rural voter thinks he is being compensated for his part in the government system. There is nothing purely in it…

Self-employment and private business support

Dear Editor – The Prime Minister Manasseh, Sogavare, last week commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was reported speaking last Friday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, in east Honiara. “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend…

Keeping election pledges

Dear Editor – Last week saw the new British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Chris Trott, make a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. In a subsequent press release from the office of the Prime Minister, it was reported that the PM had spoken about the Democratic Coalition for Change…

Fake medical clearances

Dear Editor – The allegation (SStar No.6080) by Director of NTU, who stated“…NTU did not want fake medical clearances.  Past students pay various doctors to do their health clearances, which was cheating” is a ridiculous sweeping and incriminating immature statement. Whilst I have no concern about designating Honiara International Medical Centre to undertake medical clearance…

Where is Lilo?

Dear Editor – I wish to add on a James Kaeso’s letter to the editor in which he posed the question ‘where is Lilo?’ Thanks Kaeso for raising a very valid point regarding the amount of serious allegations against the former PM whom at the end of the day is not found wanting in the…

Investigate the SIPA saga

Dear Editor – The issue of Solomon Islands Ports Authority SIPA to me is interesting and warrants proper investigations. A committee should be set up to look into what is happening with SIPA now. There is no use listening to the new CEO MR Yow firing from one end and the other party remaining silent.…

Enough of the complaints

Dear Editor – The $3m Christmas payout to ex-militant which do not go down well with the some people and the opposition was a cabinet decision and not a one man’s decision. If those people and the watch dog think it’s still not right, then take it to the courts to prove your argument. It’s…