Kadere Party

Dear Editor – It appeared in a sheep skin, not knowing that it was a wolf, it took advantage of our traditional values by using us traditional chiefs to promote their unfulfilled manifesto under the banner of three 3Cs – CUSTOM, CULTURE and CHURCH to have the support and draw voters attention, assuming they would…

Leadership

Dear Editor – I write to support sentiments expressed by Ishmael A. Nori in your letters column on 19 May 2016. In his letter Nori called on young people to turn their eyes to the nation’s current leadership and see that we no longer have the kind of leaders we used to have. Today, our…

Doing and getting

Dear Editor – The several expressions, which, lead to the topic I would like to share with the readers: ·        “If you continue doing what you’ve been doing you will continue getting what you’ve always gotten.” ·        “Hit them over- the-head with a 50mm X 100mm X 1.00mm timber to get the point across” ·        …

A postmortem of SIPA

Dear Editor – I read with much interest the exchange of words and counter-argument between Mr. Dora and Mr. Tuhanuku on the SIPA saga. The latest being Mr. Tuhanuku’s explanation as appeared on Issue 2295 on 21st May 2016 of the Weekend Sun; which to me presented a strong and honest position that any intelligent…

Island Sun misleading headline

Dear Editor – The Island Sun heading “ Political Appointee Sacked” in reference to Mr. Martin Housanau is not correct. The fact is that Mr. Housanau’s contract had expired and OPMC decided not to re-engage his service. A letter sent to him last week was to this effect. The use of the words “sacked” or…

Cease the shipping grant

CONGRATULATIONS to Northwest Choiseul Constituency and its Member of Parliament Connelly Sandakabatu. You have demonstrated to the nation what transparency and accountability is when you produced the first ever report on the $5 million shipping grant allocated to you. The shipping grant, managed within the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, has been in existence for many…

Curse or mismanagement

When anything goes wrong, there are always two explanations: blame it on bad luck or poor judgment. When an economy does badly in terms of poor rates of growth or inflation, economists put the blame on shocks: external or internal. When an economy does well in terms of high rates of growth or low inflation,…

High cost of bride prize

Dear Editor – I am writing to complain about how East Guadalcanal people charge bride prize on their women. Firstly, I must commend the people of Guadalcanal Plains area for reducing the compensation/bride prize that are demanded by other people because we as Christian people, we are not born in this world to be sold.…

Tuhanuku’s call absurd

Dear Editor – The President of Workers Union of Solomon Islands (WUSI) David Tuhanuku”s call on the Government to investigate former CEO Collin Yow and his associate is a waste of time, effort and money. The Government has a lot of urgent and important matters to attend to rather than engaging itself on petty politicking,…