Pacific Venture must go

Dear Editor – Logging is not a development and all along I have been an anti-logger. My advice to the people of Manawai and Muki was not considered therefore today they started to experience the consequences. I did not support logging and for two contractors to operate at one area as in our case is…

Micro credit

Dear Editor – Bob Pollard kindly replied to my letter in your newspaper in which I had outlined the potential for coconut virgin oil production as a valuable, much needed commodity, and a source of income for farmers. Bob said one of the difficulties his company faced was farmers wanting to participate in the scheme,…

Honiara Central Market

Dear Editor – The Central Market in Honiara is an important venue for the market vendors, shoppers and tourists alike. Always a hive of activity and a place I liked to visit during my time in Honiara. I was pleased to learn the members of the Honiara Central Market Vendor’s Association (HCMVA) are committed to…

Urgent need to police the common border

The need for police and immigration presence at our common border with neighbours Papua New Guinea is urgent than even. Right now, the border was left unattended by these responsible authorities. While historically people living on both sides of the border were blood related, this does not mean cross-border activities should be allowed to go…

Feratelia against Rev. Maefonea

Dear Editor- I read with dismay and bewilderment an article by Pastor Francis Feratelia, published in your paper dated 11th May, 2015. I remember some years ago, a local personality by the name of Peter Aifiu responded quite credibly to an article published by the same Feratelia concerning his legal scriptural argument. In this recent…

MPs and ‘02’

Dear Editor – I totally agree with your headline on the above subject, Solomon Islands as a Christian country, to have top leaders with such practice is a curse to the nation. Look at our MPs with how many strings of women attached to them, you would be very surprised. It has become a practice…

Alcohol advertising

Dear Editor – It is too often that while reading your paper my heart sinks to find it full of advertising for alcohol.  I was especially alarmed and disappointed to read this paper on 11 May 2015, in which there were three full length colour pages of advertising for Solbrew. Harmful use of alcohol is…

Red Cross appeal week

Dear Editor – This is the Red Cross appeal week in the Solomon Islands, running from 12 to 15 May, an event regularly held in order to raise funds to support the shortfall in the organization’s finances due to cut backs in donor funds by national and external agencies. It is worth recalling the Red…

Media, social media

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands is blessed with a free press which allows for a sharing of news and views.  It is encouraging; too, to witness how social media is changing the way citizens are beginning to exercise their democratic rights and enabling e-democracy to take hold. Social media must never be used to…