First chapter in history

Dear Editor – After Second World War on Guadalcanal this chain of scattered islands was declared British Solomon Islands protectorate. Perhaps we were indeed fortunate from being colonised. In my simple understanding, colonized is just simply like one of the streets in London developed and looked after. Solomon Islands history reminds us that traders and…

Ghost laws & illegal registrations

Dear Editor – Recently I went to the Ministry of Finance to find out details about a particular vehicle registration. The Public Officer was kind enough to give me a printout entitled Certificate of Registration and Ownership. Later that day I perused the Certificate. The document said and I quote “This certifies that the below vehicle…

Disturbing political situation

Dear Editor – Allow me on behalf of the Ecumenical City Men’s Fellowship Ministry to contribute our views towards the current political situation in our country. The Ecumenical Men’s Fellowship Ministry in Honiara comprising of SIFGA and SICA membership churches share its concern in the manner and display of leadership that is being shown by…

Power hunger

Dear Editor – It’s political crisis again in Solomon Islands… Nothing but crisis alone. I thought the ethnic crisis was now over, but again we have another crisis coming into our country – the political crisis which was very hard for us people to stop it because it was a crisis which the leaders of…

Hotel camping 

Dear Editor – For quite a few years now our politicians have adopted the practice of congregating together in various hotels in Honiara during times of political instability and when the top job is up for grabs. These groups are known as “camps” and are, I suggest, a national disgrace in that they undermine what…

Political upheaval

Dear Editor – The political upheaval experienced today was once  and event led to the down fall of the same person  Mr. Manasseh Sogavare in 2006. I realize that the GCCG government had placed Malaita Province on  the front line for development and priority was for Malaita. Some smart guys blind fold the Malaitan MPs not…

Solar savve training

Dear Editor – According to a report in the Solomon Star newspaper, a local solar power company has been teaching constituency representatives from across the country how to care for their solar equipment already in use and to educate potential solar power users on future maintenance. This is a most enterprising and important development and congratulations…

Self interest now evident

Dear Editor – Well, now that the No Confidence Motion is set for this Friday, 30th October 2015, I hope the people of Solomon Islands have already seen the clear picture. The number game that is currently underway ahead of the MNC clearly differentiates, the MPs that are greedy and hungry for power, and filled with…

Political wrangling

Dear Editor – Quietly observing the political wrangling, it is very interesting to note of the political twists the developed over time. The coalition of DCC government has only been in place for approximately 286 days, and as yet, they had been trying to put their stake down amidst strong willful interests from within. All alone…

Political leadership chaos

Dear Editor – It is coming around again! Yes. You know what I am referring to…the inevitable no-confidence vote in a sitting Prime Minister. So, Solomon Islands, tighten your seat belts for another rough ride when all the money men will come out to play. Let us hope we don’t have another Black April or…