YWCA needs urgent help

Dear Editor – The YWCA in Honiara is appealing for help and assistance in dealing with a delicate and touchy matter on their doorstep. It is said there are several young girls behaving in a promiscuous manner on a regular basis around the YMCA’s fence line and help is needed to see to their welfare…

Proposed oil palm workshop meeting

Dear Editor – As the chairman of SMOPGA, I am proposing if Ministry of Agriculture Livestock (MAL) can host a workshop for all oil palm stakeholders nationwide in the earliest quarter of the year 2016. My concern is on why oil palm projects fail. It is important to review and re-evaluate achievements and failures against…

PM must listen to people

Dear Editor – I was really adamant about the issue of the payment to the ex-militants. As a citizen of this country, I have a lot of questions concerning this matter. In some fractions, I was really confused and see this matter just as politically motivated. The Prime Minister used this avenue to sustain his…

CDF myth

Dear Editor – The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is but the national government’s development strategy executed under the umbrella of the Rural Development Scheme, to make it look rural and voter oriented so that the rural voter thinks he is being compensated for his part in the government system. There is nothing purely in it…

Self-employment and private business support

Dear Editor – The Prime Minister Manasseh, Sogavare, last week commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was reported speaking last Friday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, in east Honiara. “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend…

Keeping election pledges

Dear Editor – Last week saw the new British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Chris Trott, make a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. In a subsequent press release from the office of the Prime Minister, it was reported that the PM had spoken about the Democratic Coalition for Change…

Fake medical clearances

Dear Editor – The allegation (SStar No.6080) by Director of NTU, who stated“…NTU did not want fake medical clearances.  Past students pay various doctors to do their health clearances, which was cheating” is a ridiculous sweeping and incriminating immature statement. Whilst I have no concern about designating Honiara International Medical Centre to undertake medical clearance…

What lessons do we learn from the robberies?

ANOTHER robbery! Happy for you to put this view of mine in your paper regarding the increasing number of large scale robberies taking place in the country. What message do those robberies tell our leaders and authorities? Are those robberies accidental or just carried out for fun? Are we not taking anything or learning any…

‘Unbelievable experience’ on New Year

I would like to share my experience with you my fellow Solomon Islanders who are residing in and around Honiara City. This was one of the experiences I came across that really strike my attention. Hence, I would like to headline it “Unbelievable Experience”. It was an unbelievable experience for me and I was shocked…