Award committee

Dear Editor – Please remind all honest and hardworking people of this nation again, what was Charles Dausabea awarded for, announced at the last independence? Was it for dedication to sport or something else during his time at NOCSI as president? What a mockery of our national award. Why make our award system a laughing…

Royalty payments

Dear Editor – Your newspaper carried a very interesting article on the APID saga with a screamer headline, which unfortunately (in my humble view) reduces your reputable paper to one of public ridicule. Royalty payment, whether in logging or mining, is a statutory requirement. Every developer is required by law to pay royalty to landowners.…

TDP office

Dear Editor – We would like to respond to two articles that appeared in our local newspapers; one in the Island Sun on 18th August 2015 and the other in the Solomon Star on 20th August 2015, both complaining about the inactiveness of the Trade Disputes Panel (TDP). The TDP is one of the divisions…

$100,000 allocation for disaster unfair

Dear Editor – As the most affected constituency of Choiseul province, I’ve seen that the $100,000 allocation fund for disaster is unfair. South Choiseul constituency was badly affected by the cyclone last two months ago that caused damage to residential houses, clinics, food gardens, plantations and water supplies. So the $100,000 allocated was simply not…

Same sex marriage

Dear Editor – I thank chief John Toki for raising the above in an article on your recent paper. What he said is the ideal society that we have been living in since time immemorial and what we wish it would be like for the next, as he puts it, 100 years. Our ancestors knew…

Solar power needs of Koviloko

Dear Editor – The Hon. Obed Neo is a Member of the Provincial Assembly for Ward 7 at Koviloko in Isabel Province and a gentleman who has done much to aid the elderly, the widows and disabled people in his ward, totaling more than 267 disadvantaged persons. He is desperately seeking aid to secure 350…

$5m loss of revenue

Dear Editor – I’m writing on behalf of those resource owners who have been ripped off by those so called logging activities going on from 2008 to 2013, which was been revealed by the outgoing Minister of Forestry, Hon. Bodo Dettke. Those logging activities occurred on our land with no full agreement by us resource…

Do away with elections

Dear Editor – The purpose for which the electoral act was established is crystal clear, that is to administer elections in this country so that people are represented in parliament or in governance. Today, the major cause of social disharmony in our country is our elected leaders. These leaders are so greedy that legalise funds…

NRH car park

Dear Editor – Recently we hear that the National Government is planning to relocate the National Referral Hospital to a more suitable site. This is a very commendable move for the long term safety and sustainability of the hospital and its uninterrupted services to our people. When the relocation actually takes place, I make strong…