Earning an income

Dear Editor – I was struck by the simple story, published in your last issue of the Sunday Star, of the determination and self-enterprise which has resulted in Winnifred Nanau, originally from Malaita, earning a living and income for her family by selling used clothing from her rented hut in Honiara. Winnifred was reported as…

Human rights and journalism

Dear Editor – A three-day Human Rights and Media Forum, supported by the Australian Government and the European Union, ended in Nadi, Fiji, last Friday. The Forum saw the attendance of editors, senior journalists and government communications officers from 13 Pacific Island countries, including from the Solomon Islands. Reportedly, the Forum reaffirmed the vital role…

Thank you Sir Albert!

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could include my observations in your editorial column. Last Tuesday(20/04/16) was a historic day in the record of this country. I say that because Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer delivered his earth-shattering decision on the brave challenge by Messers Waeta Tabusasi, Ruth Liloqula, Derrick Manu’ari, Fr. Mark Graham, Tony…

ACOM AB elections, a mockery

Dear Editor – Please allow me to share some food for thought and views and opinions about the recent election of the ACOM Archbishop. According to reliable whistle blowers within the ACOM circle it was revealed that what supposed to be a spiritually guided election of our new AB has turned out to involve claims…

SIPA controversy must be sorted

WE all want the best for our international sea port in Honiara. So any reforms to achieve that must be supported by all. But the controversy surrounding the manner in which Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer Colin Yow is carrying out the proposed reform is worrying. The important role Honiara’s international sea…

Solomon Games saga – PS make denial

Dear Editor – Having seen your publication today (yesterday) under the above, I wish to express my disappointment as to how the media reporting. Your report stated that the Provincial Secretary, Renbel Province had wrote a letter confirming the Province’s intention to relinquishing the Solomon game. After seeing that article, I went straight to your…

Incite, divide and conquer

Dear Editor – It  is with CONCERN reading the recent angle now pitched by the infamous SIPA CEO. I am certain that the SIPA BOARD members are confused and mere spectators in the tug of war to win public minds and politicians support. (Read pay board members and promise power and wealth to politicians). Collin…