Call to revoke appointments

IN a brief response to MPA Vasuni’s article in the paper dated 15th April 2015 for a call to revoke the appointments of four non-executive members of the Central Provincial Assembly. Firstly, I salute the MPA for Tulagi ward for continuing to be a “watch dog” to my Office since his election victory on December…

MPs’ benefits keep increasing

THE legalise enrichment of our Members of Parliament continues to go unabated. It was only two years ago that MPs were awarded a cool $400,000 non-taxable terminal grant that they received at the end of each term in parliament. That’s besides the numerous benefits they get during their term. This week, the public woke up…

Fighting corruption

Dear Editor – The DCC makes its position loud and clear that they will fight corruption head on. I cannot settle down for anything less than see that comes to manifestation especially in the public sector. It becomes a norm that bureaucratic corruption is rife in the Finance department where some officers deliberately delay doing…

Potential sale of GRML

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Government Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat Office posted a media release on Facebook on 13 April 2015 titled “SIG MAINTAINS POSITION ON GOLD RIDGE WATER SAFETY”, which has subsequently been referred to in various media reports. The media release contains a number of factual inaccuracies which Gold Ridge Mining Limited…

New SIVB board

Dear Editor – I have noticed in your recent newspaper that Solomon Airlines, through the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, had advertised the posts of directors for the Solomon Airlines Board. I assume the term of the current Board expires and that the advertisement was placed in compliance with the SOE Act 2009. From reliable…

The Tilapia

Dear Editor – Please publish the following: This fish grows anywhereEats anything that come its wayMeandering in the estuariesNot moving out too far in the bay Taste not too bad For those with no sea fishAll trapped in the net few years backWhen they were here signing fishing bills Increasing their dues a little by…

NTU leadership

Dear Editor – If you would allow me to raise my concern and view regarding the current performance of National Training Unit, this year 2015. There are two major issues that really stands out, that I would really like to highlight. During the reign of the outgoing NTU director Mr Selu, there has been a…