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…

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…

Ex-militants payout

Dear Editor – Allow me space in your newspaper to write and express my personal views in regard to the recent Christmas goodwill payments of $3 million  made out by the government to ex. militants from both Malaita and Guadalcanal. While I highly appreciate the initiative and action taken by our present government to resolve…

Traffic lights

Dear Editor – Honiara city is crowded with so many vehicles now. Nearly every week, vehicles do arrive by boats from overseas. You see them being displayed for sale at the Lawson Tama car park. Some of them have the signs ‘For Sale’ sign at their back while running around. Vehicle is now every where…