Miner’s attempt exposed

Dear Editor – Please allow me space in your prestigious newspaper to straighten up a little bit the issues at Renbel Province. Friday’s article captioned as “Miner’s attempt exposed” has mentioned some relationship between Mugava and Solomon Mining with World Link Resources Ltd. We wish to clarify and inform the public specially the good people…

Modernising Honiara

Dear Editor – I wish to join all Solomon Islanders who have embraced the Mayor’s announcement that the properties in the stretch of land between hot-bread and NPF head-offices will be demolished and improved. Well done Mayor and your team. This is a wonderful announcement and like Jackson Ray, I want to extend to you…

Our Walkabout lo Weathercoast

I’VE just returned to Honiara after a four day walk along the Weathercoast and back across central Guadalcanal. I was accompanied by my wife Dawn and three High Commission colleagues: Ben O’Reilly, Tanya Morjanoff and Warrant Officer Gary Fuss. The remarkable Pastor Selwyn Saro guided us through the whole journey. For us, the walkabout was…

$2000 bribe exposed

Dear Editor – THE exposure by Magistrate Jimmy Hanahunu of the alleged $2,000 bribe by Jefter Tuhagenga that appeared in the front page of the Solomon Star issue No.5942 of Thursday 6 August, 2015 is in no way convincing that Hanahunu and his sister adviser Esther Lellapitu are honest and ethical as the article implied…

Healthy environment, healthy life

Dear Editor – Most often we ignore the fact that our surrounding predetermines our living. Rubbish dumping is an issue in the country particularly in our main city Honiara as well as our sub centers in the provinces. The no care attitude is one factor contributing to the increase unnecessary dumping of rubbish in the…

Matchbox or better?

Dear Editor – I applaud the Honiara City Council’s vision to improve the image of Honiara by demolishing the first stretch of buildings along the Pt. Cruz shoreline. Without the benefit of details, I feel compelled to express some reservation. My biggest concern is what will become of buildings that are historically significant.  For example,…

Change the name of CDF

Dear Editor – I call for CDF to be changed and be called MP’s discretion fund. The reason is obvious when MP’s, CDO’s, chairpersons and those who voted for the winning candidates do not allow other constituency citizens to access the fund. The list for projects under CDF omits all other citizens of the constituency.…

Postponed Renbel Day is a cover up

Dear Editor – The recent cancellation of Renbel Province second appointed day for reasons based on the mining controversy in West Rennell is a disgrace and a mockery to Rennell/Bellona people. Premier and his executive have many ways to deal with the mining saga and that should not disturbed the much awaited provincial day, which…

Investing in the power of young people

TODAY, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to improve their well-being and that of their communities. In 65 countries, more than half the population is younger than 24. Denying these young people the right to…

Solar panel for Gedede community

Dear Editor – To those skeptics at home and overseas who have often cast dispersions on the actions of some local MPs, the gift of solar panels to the widows and disabled people of the Gegede community in East Central Guadalcanal by their Member of Parliament is a welcome and kind charitable act. I very…