Skyline promises

Dear Editor – The so called Skyline Investment Group is nothing more than a ‘fund raising’ effort to raise funds in mainland China. What this group is allegedly doing is to make huge financial promises in investment to a number of countries in the Pacific. As each country in the Pacific is fooled into accepting…

Pot holes

Dear Editor – Firstly, Gary ought to be praised in highlighting pot holes around Tongs building which finally led to repair. I would like to raise the same complaint on another road in town called Choviri. Choviri is a fixed term suburb that should be provided with amenities as good roads and garbage collection services…

Solomon pijin sotkats

While English is the official language of the Solomon Islands, Pijin is clearly the ‘unofficial’ national language. It is the common language of  the Solomons, spoken and understood by almost everyone in the country. It is the language of gossip, jokes, the market, the bus stop, the bar. Until recently Pijin has almost entirely been…

Help for hospital

Dear Editor – The pledge of S1.13 Million from the Republic of China (ROC) Government for the refurbishing of the National Referral Hospital in support of better medical services is welcome news indeed and compliments the aid from the New Zealand Government with the Eye Centre facility, recently opened. The MOH in the Solomon Islands…

Timber auditing

Dear Editor – As one who has long advocated for anti-corruption measures in the Solomon Islands and supported the DCCG’s policy intentions on the creation of an Independent Commission Against Corruption it was encouraging to read a recent Radio New Zealand International news report which stated: “There are hopes an independent organisation can be set…

SSPM scam rumour

Dear Editor – It is now a big concern to people of this country regarding the current issues surrounding the suspected scam dealings by SSPM and other cabinet Ministers. If somehow the rumour turns out to be true, we might end up having the most and first ever corrupted SSPM in Solomon Islands history since…

DCCG turns paranoid

Dear Editor – It is becoming clearer to the general public that this representative government   (DCCG) willfully chooses to remain paranoid amidst all the revelation of their controversial decisions made since they took over leadership on December 2014. DCCG came into power and have raised a false hope as the only elected government assuming leadership…

Climate Change: A challenge for all of us

LAST week I was in Canberra for a meeting of all Australian High Commissioners and Ambassadors from around the Pacific. One of the topics we discussed at length was climate change, including Australia’s efforts to mitigate climate change and assist Pacific countries in adapting to climate change. We know that climate change is a priority…