$3.7M support payment

Dear Editor – I am writing to express my personal views after reading  PM’s Special Secretary’s comments in regard to the recent  government payout to Breakwater Cafe owners which appeared is Star issue No. 5942. The tone in Rence Sore’s news release is very easy to see through from any angle that those types of…

Rejection and success

Dear Editor – Although not directly related issues, two articles in the local Solomon Island’s media caught my attention during last week. The first article referred to the reported failure of 28 students to meet their academic studies at the University of the South Pacific and would be returning home. I don’t know the background…

Here it comes…

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Bauxite in Nende

Dear Editor – The acclamation about the discovery of minerals at Nende, Santa Cruz, is a child play, cynical, holds no water and utterly rubbish. Minerals can be found anywhere in the world and for somebody to say to you mineral is in your land and you started towing and pounding here and there is…

Sasako termination

Dear Editor – During the beginning of the year when the former PS of Mines and Energy was axed for defending his ministry amidst the controversial Bintang mining issue; Sasako as the media consultant arrogantly came out in the media and defended the DCC government decision; telling the country that the government had the power…

Magistrates up against each other

Dear Editor – I read your front page story in Friday’s paper with considerable interest. The story was about magistrate Esther Lelapitu defending her decision to sign and issue the No Appeal Certificate to Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID). She was defending her action and reputation after her fellow magistrate Jim Seuika wrote to the…

$2,000 bribe exposed

Dear Editor – I wish to applaud Jimmy Hanahunu for his courageous exposure of bribery and stand against such malpractices. I do not believe that it is the work of Jefter, but someone or organisation behind him. I say this because I have experienced such an experience where the law was being manipulated divert the…

Where’s our water tank?

Dear Editor – Would you please allow space in your paper to voice my complaints on the above issue? Dear chairman, we are counting down the 47 days release of the Gold Ridge tailing dam and still some villages are omitted or without water tank. My village is just a few kilometers from the tailing…