2015 National Budget

Dear Editor – It is my considered view that the national budget being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally. The Budget is not funding the reforms and restructures that are needed to bring about the changes to eliminate corruption. The new government, which prides itself in…

Welcome news on tourism front

Dear Editor – The organization known as ‘Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd’ (GTSIL) has recently conducted five days of ‘high impact tourism training’ for small and medium size tourist operators in Taro, Choiseul Province. The DTSIL sought funding from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the financial assistance under the European Union (EU) aided…

Easter Fun run

Dear Editor – I wish to simply correct the report in the Star by Denver Newter (SST 5785) that a runner complained of stomach aches and diarrhoea due to taking milk distributed at Rotary Fun Run and claimed the milk had expired. This claim is false as the donated milk was checked properly and was…

Rotary fun run milk safe

Dear Editor – On Tuesday 7 April 2015 the Solomon Star published a story regarding children that got sick supposedly from the milk handed out at the Rotary Club of Honiara Fun Run on Monday 6 April 2015. The Rotary Club of Honiara would like to advise that the milk given out was all within…

Women in politics SI

Dear Editor – In the last couple of weeks there has wide coverage in your paper and other forms of media highlighting the need for wider participation of women in the national politics. Sir, nobody is against that and the reasons usually given for their case is always genuine and real. Women as always, served…

A time to say thank you

Dear Editor – Today is recognized as World Health Day and a timely occasion to say Thank You! We often overlook the dedication and tireless work of our doctors, nurses, aid workers, first aid volunteers and all those who have, and continue, to aid our hospitals, clinics, eye clinics and dental clinics. It is my…

Central Market needs the council’s attention

THE Honiara City Council recently inspected a line of buildings at Point Cruz with the view of pulling them down and replacing them with new facilities. The exercise was part of the council’s efforts to give Honiara a new-look image. This line of buildings runs from the Point Cruz Hot Break Kitchen right next to…

Reserved business

Dear Editor – I want to request the new Sogavare-led DCC government to seriously consider amending the Foreign Investment Act to make provisions for indigenous Solomon Islands fully participate in the economic development of our beloved Solomon Islands. When you look around our country today, all the business opportunities are taken up by Chinese, Filipinos,…

Women in politics

Dear Editor – In the last couple of weeks there has wide coverage in your paper and other forms of media highlighting the need for wider participation of women in the national politics. Sir, nobody is against that and the reasons usually given for their case is always genuine and real. Women as always, served…