Recognise your Limit

Dear Editor – Allow me space to briefly comment on statements made by Jonathan Tohuika in the Solomon Star issue 09/05/2015 in relation to the Bintang Borneo mining operation in ward three (3) Central West Rennell and also his brave accusation of Anthony Tamaika. Land owners of Labagu Village that involved in the mining operation…

FAO here

Dear Editor – I am very pleased to learn that the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has signed an agreement with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to aid sustainable agriculture and rural development. With the establishment of a country office the FAO will be better placed to give…

Council must clean up its backyard

SOMETHING is not right within the Honiara City Council. And it needs to be fixed. Urgently! Our front page story today rigs of the corruption that has permeated our government system over the years. When mayor Alfrence Fatai came into the council late last year, he reportedly uncovered corruption in the way contracts have been…

Crowded houses

Dear Editor – Many thanks for giving me space to express my views on your paper. First and foremost I would like to salute and congratulate the West Makira MP Derick Manu’ari and his team for his heroism in challenging MPs tax free salary payments. Further still I would like to express my special gratitude…

The nation’s first NGO

THE acronym N.G.O. is now ubiquitous. Non-Government Organisations: why do they exist and for what reason? Who are they and how do they operate? Where are they operating from and most importantly of all, for whom do they operate? These are really healthy questions. According to Wikipedia   an NGO is an organization that is neither…

Reading and literacy

Dear Editor – This is a follow up letter to my earlier communication regarding reading and literacy. Strike while the iron is hot is a motto used in some parts of the world community, that opportunity exists now with respect to Ms Boykin’s and Ms Talasasa’s tour of Read Pacific, Ltd in New Zealand. As…

Mother’s Day

Dear Editor – The recent Mother’s Day celebrations should be reflected on as it has some very important message that our country should dealt with seriously. Of course acknowledging our mothers is very important as they are everything to us. We should thank God and our mothers for raising us to what we are now.…

Why MSG must stand with West Papua

NEWS coming from the troubled and enclosed nation of West Papua over the weekend are historic. Indonesian president Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo granted clemency to five political prisoners who have been serving various jail terms for their alleged role in a raid on an Indonesian Armed Forces weapons arsenal in Wamena on 4 April 2003. The…