New SIPA chairman

Dear Editor – I write to personally congratulate the SIPA new board chairman, former attorney general Mr Billy Titiulu for getting the job. A lawyer by profession is he, so no seke seke. At last, the responsible and accountable ministers had seen it fit to put the right man for the job on the job…

Response to Sasako’s article

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Bar Association (SIBA) is a Voluntary Association of lawyers who pay subscription fee to the Association. One of its roles is to endorse lawyers petition for Admission pursuant to the Legal Practitioner’s Act, and relevant rules. The SIBA consider petitions after the Registrar of the High Court requests SIBA’s…

War of words

Dear Editor – The battle of war of words between our two top leaders the likes of PM and the Dr Sikua, Leader of Opposition is no new story in our Solomon politics. It had happen almost every time a new government is formed. Nara wan bat no laek dadaon tu. They all want to…

Remembering the fallen

Dear Editor – Last week, on the occasion of Australia Day, the resident Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Andrew Byrne, presented a prestigious Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers medallion to Mr. James Tungi from East Guadalcanal on behalf of his late uncle, Tunggi Villia, who had served as a Solomon Scout during the occupation of the…

Lets support our tourism industry

LAST Sunday for the first time this year more than 2,000 tourists on board a visiting tourist boat Sea Princess graced our shores for a day long visit. No doubt our guests must have enjoyed their time here and we thank them for dropping by. It was a busy day for the city, given the…

Market wharf

Dear Editor – Its an eye sore to see MV Bikoi 2 still berthing at the Honiara central market wharf. We know this cargo boat crashed at the wharf in 2014 during the April floods, if am correct. By April this year, it would be two years and boat is still stuck there. The boat…

Why behind?

Dear Editor – I was reminded by a fellow traveller of the differences between Fiji and the Solomon’s. Why are we so far behind? One small matter pointed out was the “Hot Bread Kitchens”. The Hot Bread franchises in Fiji offer such a good range of breads and related products from meat pies and sausage…

Dr. Sikua vs PM

Dear Editor – Allow me space in your newspaper to write and express my personal views in regard to Dr Derek Sikua’s comments against the Prime Minister concerning the ex-Militants rehabilitation packages. As a simple grassroots man, it intrigues me to say that Dr Sikua choose to remain ignorant of the real facts to fathom…

SIPA tariff rates

Dear Editor – As a private citizen in Honiara I would like the new Ports chairman Billy Tiutulu to immediately and seriously look at the scope of Solomon Islands Ports Authority CEO. The Terminal Handling Charges (THC) will also now raise 1st March to $4338 per 20ft container and $8676.00 per 40ft.  They have raised…