Why behind?

Dear Editor – I was reminded by a fellow traveller of the differences between Fiji and the Solomon’s. Why are we so far behind? One small matter pointed out was the “Hot Bread Kitchens”. The Hot Bread franchises in Fiji offer such a good range of breads and related products from meat pies and sausage…

Dr. Sikua vs PM

Dear Editor – Allow me space in your newspaper to write and express my personal views in regard to Dr Derek Sikua’s comments against the Prime Minister concerning the ex-Militants rehabilitation packages. As a simple grassroots man, it intrigues me to say that Dr Sikua choose to remain ignorant of the real facts to fathom…

SIPA tariff rates

Dear Editor – As a private citizen in Honiara I would like the new Ports chairman Billy Tiutulu to immediately and seriously look at the scope of Solomon Islands Ports Authority CEO. The Terminal Handling Charges (THC) will also now raise 1st March to $4338 per 20ft container and $8676.00 per 40ft.  They have raised…

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…