West Papua: Not a bad start for Sogavare

WE all want our government to support the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) bid for membership of the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Thursday responded to that call. The Government, he says, will vote to bring West Papua into the MSG fold on “observer status”. The highly anticipated announcement…

Kwaso

Dear Editor – It is with deep concern that this above illegal alcohol is causing so much problem in our country today. For a start, let me say the person who was responsible in coming up with the recipe of this product is partly to be blamed for causing this ever growing problem we now…

Familiar clichés

Dear Editor –  There were some familiar clichés used in speeches made at last week’s regional conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation in Honiara. It took the Prime Minister, the Hon. Manesseh Sogavare, to come up with the key words that a change in mind set is needed if women in the Solomon Islands…

Telekom’s Red Hot

Dear Editor – In one of the media outlets issued this week, a newspaper reporter clearly stated that Our Telekom company has decided to stay on to this newly introduced Red Hot marketing as it is more economical and benefits both the company and its customers. Furthermore, it makes it easier to enjoy the finest…

Giant African Snails

Dear Editor – This topic is of personal interest to me so when Gabriel Taloikwai raised it on Thursday 21st May; I thought I should chip in. Yes Gabriel, you have missed something. It has already been reported that relevant authorities are giving up the fight against giant African snail due to lack of government…

HCC tender board

Dear Editor – Reading through the article on the Saturday 30th May 2015 in the Island Sun newspaper gives me a lot of questions about the heading “Public call City Mayor to clarify legality of the HCC Central Tender board”. The concerned citizen asked the Lord Major to clarify whether its Honiara City Council Central…

Immigration hiccup

Dear Editor – Please editor allow me space to kindly call on the Director of Immigration to clearly clarify the piece of legislation regarding the issuance of entry visitor’s visa to foreigners coming to visit our country. Currently it seems to us that all sorts of advice as well as new conditions and procedures are…