Unprofessional action by police

Dear Editor – The Development Association of Tikopia and Anuta (DATA) has strongly criticised the Police Force on the use of guns to arrest non-violent citizens on Vanikoro Island early this month. The police actions on the use of guns for the arrest were unprofessional and uncalled for. Police are professionals in their job and…

Additional scholarships

Dear Editor – I want to thank the national government for the additional scholarship for SINU. However, there are some concerns that I want to put across about the additional scholarships. By looking at the scholarship it only provides tuition fees only. This prompted me to raise concern. My concern is about those students who…

NRDA’s land battle

IT is very worrying to follow and learn the undertakings of the Nende Resources Development Association’s (NRDA) and their fight over the registered land LR616 and LR716. This land has become a center of row between Zing Lin Timbers and Rolland Tang Timbers in the recent months. The two land plots hold a plantation that…

APID is NOT a mining company

Dear Editor – Your weekend Solomon Star edition of 20th Saturday 2016 carried a story regarding a tenement Worldlink Resources holds on West Rennell, Renbel Province. In the second last paragraph, you published the following statement, “Worldlink Resources operates on a tenement next to rival mining company, Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) on West Rennell.”…

Crippled society

Dear Editor – Our situation is more critical than ever as we all face all nods day after day. Turning to the point that promises have been not fulfilled and development is not utilized to target our populace that need such development. Important mainstreams in the Government Ministries that contributed to the health, education and…

Gov’t support for football hailed

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could publish this article in your newspaper to personally congratulate the SIFF President and the Kurukuru coaching officials and players for the fifth victory at the 2016 OFC Futsal championship recently held in Fiji. The Kurukuru victory is a clear reflection of the significant effort and hard work put…

4th USP Campus

Dear Editor – I thank Charlie Kieu for his enlightening contribution on the issue of the 4th Campus of USP in the Solomon Islands. I was partly concerned that the issue which has been on the table since the 1980’s was going to proceed without at least some re-examination of the rationale underlying its initial…

Establishment of 4th USP campus

I WISH to respond to Gabriel Talokwai’s letter which was published in your paper on 8 February 2016. It was in reference to the proposal to establish a 4th USP Campus in Solomon Islands.  I will attempt to address some of the points he raised in his letter. The first point he raised was that…

Academic studies and scholarships

YOUR newspaper featured the outstanding academic achievements of 31 year old Tammy Tambe from Wagina in South Choiseul who has recently received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergan in Norway. Tammy begun her high school at King George Sixth before moving on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Marine…