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…

Who is behind Alfred Sasako?

Dear Editor – Please allow space in your paper on our fact finding mission on this so called veteran journalist who has been obviously written against Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) on a number of occasions in his investigative writings. For several weeks, one Alfred Sasako has made outrageous, sensationalist and unsubstantiated claims against APID…

West Rennell task force

Dear Editor – Allow me space to respond to A. Jones regarding the above article, in Star Issue No.5952 on Thursday 20/08/15. I am sorry for him that he falls short to understand the points that I have raised in my article on 19th /08/2015. In fact my article is basically questioning the formation of…

Activities in aid of disabled

Dear Editor – It was very satisfying to read in your newspaper yesterday, 26 August, that several people with disabilities from communities all around Honiara will participate in a sports ‘Fun Day’ at the Maranatha Hall. What was all the more pleasing was the report that the event was to raise awareness and for the…

Alleged scam: a blessing in disguise

THIS week appears to be setting the stage for a showdown when Parliament meets next month. In many ways, issues that have surfaced are playing into the hands of the Opposition, which could unleash a torrent of salvos come Question Time. For example, SKL and its subsidiaries, a group of company being promoted here as…

CDF: Constituent are in the dark

THERE is great need for openness and transparency in the use of Constituency Development Fund. Why CDF information continued to be left in the dark is a painful reality to people in the rural communities. It is for their sake that this additional layer of service delivery apart from the central and provincial government system…

Voice of Katario

Dear Editor – An article in the Letters to the Editor column that seems to be not of the mainstream kind, made it to your column last week on Monday (17/08/15). Captioned “Congratulations ‘The Voice of Katario’”, the article was written by JS Pitabelama and referred to a recent gospel DVD release by youths from…

Solar help

Dear Editor – The Hon. Obed Neo is a Member of the Provincial Assembly for Ward 7 at Koviloko in Isabel Province and a gentleman who has done much to aid the elderly, the widows and disabled people in his ward, totaling more than 267 disadvantaged persons. He is desperately seeking aid to secure 350…