Achievements of SI business ladies

Dear Editor – Women in the Solomon Islands can, and must, play an important role in innovative economic development and business expansion in the country and the DCCG, along with regional partners, including the Asia Development Bank (ADB) should continue to explore business development services for women and help gender disparities in terms of business…

Negative propaganda of Papua

BRUSSELS, (THE JAKARTA POST) – Deception and lies have been commonly practiced to promote political interests by bad politicians. Emele Duituturaga, executive director of the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs, recently claimed she had submitted a report on the human rights situation in Papua directly to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the margins of the…

Leaf huts

Dear Editor – Joss Vyleu I refer to your letter in the Solomon Star[Monday 11th] re leaf huts. Don’t you know there are 2 standards for buildings in and around Honiara? Those who do what they want and do not apply and us who do the right and legal thing and apply for a permit…

If you have ears and eyes, listen and see

The police commissioner Frank Prendergast on Friday last week revealed that 10 people have been arrested as a result of the first usage of breathalyzers. The first ten are going to face tough consequences under the newly passed laws. When parliament was about to pass this new traffic laws, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force…

Is MSG a strong or sick man of the Pacific?

In almost one decade of its existence, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has shown its potential to be “the strong man of the South Pacific”. It is making the region more economically integrated while sustaining its Melanesian cultural identity. However, one issue threatens the Group’s core interests and imperils the whole MSG project. The United…

Peace event

Dear Editor – Its good to see the successful staging of the national healing and apology week. At least some of the former combatants have come together and reconcile with each other and with the government, police and Honiara city. Its a first step to achieving lasting peace in the country. The experience from the…

Toilet plea

Dear Editor – Honiara city is a growing in terms of the population. Yet, one of the services that is lacking is public toilet. I’m not sure how many public toilets we have in our city. I remember one near the Honiara public library and at the Central Market. Apart from that, there are not…