Ronia slams budget claim

Dear Editor – In Star No. 5834 I raised a concern over the press release in which SIG Media Consultant, Alfred Sasako, was boastful about the “A Major Economic Victory” which the DCCG had achieved during the first quarter of this year. I was glad that Gabriel Taloikwai hit the nail on its head and…

HCC tender board

Dear Editor – Reading through the article on the Saturday 30th May 2015 in the Island Sun newspaper gives me a lot of questions about the heading “Public call City Mayor to clarify legality of the HCC Central Tender board”. The concerned citizen asked the Lord Major to clarify whether its Honiara City Council Central…

Immigration hiccup

Dear Editor – Please editor allow me space to kindly call on the Director of Immigration to clearly clarify the piece of legislation regarding the issuance of entry visitor’s visa to foreigners coming to visit our country. Currently it seems to us that all sorts of advice as well as new conditions and procedures are…

Becoming self-sufficient

Dear Editor – Following up on the theme of sustaining our rural communities, I would like to share a little story with your readers which might help to encourage one or more to become self-sufficient in food production. The story begins in Vanuatu (then known as the New Hebrides) in 1972-1974 when I commanded the…

Sustaining rural communities

Dear Editor – With 80 percent of the population living in the rural areas of the Solomon Islands and largely dependent on traditional subsistence farming methods, it has been my aim in recent weeks to focus on alternative sources of obtaining income and to provide added food security. A broad definition of well-being encompasses three…

Major economic victory for SI?

Dear Editor – As a lay person I could not get what Alfred Sasako was trying to say when he boastfully described a surplus in the government budget for the first quarter of this year in Star No. 5832. He should not only show part of the picture but rather the whole picture. Let me…

Major economic victory

Dear Editor – With such a huge surplus of $364 million for only the first three months of this year, it would be $1,456 million,( nearly one and half billion dollars ) by the end of the year. Great news indeed! The Minister of Finance hailed this achievement so far as a great success and…

MPS tax free award

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Please amend the mining Act

Dear Editor – One of the issues that became very controversial and did catch the spotlight of the media a few years ago was the Gold Ridge landowners royalty payment ending up in the wrong hands. That very scaring situation had not only left the concerned landowners amazed with disbelief but had also raised a…

Law and grace

Dear Editor – Confusion had engulfed the Christian denomination when the above mention, law and grace are a spotlight throughout the media. Since the purpose for the church (exclesia called out ones) is to reconcile the lost to our God and Father. The opposite is evident, scattering and not gathering. It seems that we the…