Awarding of contracts needs reviewing

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space to express my concern regarding the awarding of contracts by the Ministry of Aviation. This ministry has long been associated with the un-procedural awarding of contracts to the ‘who you know’. I would like to bring to the attention of authorities this issue because millions of…

Are we moving or not?

Dear Editor – The years are climbing slowly but firmly. We only realize the years are slipping away when the other ends. I am saying this because our beautiful Solomon Islands is still facing the same problems we faced many years back. Why can’t we address old problems and prepare to face new ones? Facing…

Thank you Island Enterprise

Dear Editor – Thank you Island Enterprises for the full page calendar in the Solomon Star last Friday. We the ordinary people do not get many things like that. Will you be publishing any more calendar soon as many of my friends and family want them, we did not expect it.   J.R. WilliamsHoniara

We are not a monopoly

Dear Editor – I read the letter from Geoff Ford Samuel published on the 7th January while on holiday in NZ. I must say that the letter was probably one of the most balanced I have read in recent times, thank you Geoff. However, I need to point out just one correction, SolRais at the…

Ex-militants $3M pay-out

Dear Editor – Like senior lawyer, Gabriel Suri (Issue No. 6071), I too am not sure about the DCC Government’s explanation that the recent $3M pay out to ex-combatants was for their rehabilitation (OPMC Press). Rehabilitation and reintegration are such big words and $3M is big taxpayers’ money engulfed into oblivion, so it seems. How…

Democratic Rights Fund

Dear Editor – The US based DRF supports Disabled Persons Organizations in the developing world to take the lead in advocating for the human rights of persons with disabilities at local and national levels, utilizing the mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In 2012 the Association for People with…

$300, 000 on offer

Dear Editor – Let me comment on the senior MP ministers who have refused to accept the $300, 000 bribe price on offer for MPs to re-force their 01. The DCCG members that switch side to join the opposition in a bid to unseat PM Manasseh Sogavare led DCCG government must be commend for standing…

PM got it wrong

Dear Editor – There could be a better word to use by the PM for justifying his payments to the ex militants. These are the very people that brought this country to chaos. They protected nothing as most infrastructures were destroyed and innocent lives are lost due to their criminal actions. Peace cannot be paid with…