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…

Implications of market renovation

Dear Editor – Whilst I am really happy with the city council’s current central market renovations, it is rather unfortunate that no alternative central location is secured, to cater for market goers to continue trading in a centralised location. Furthermore, the HCC does not tell the public about how long the renovations will go for,…

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…

Faulty mining licences on Rennell

THE Attorney General Chamber is recommending cancellation of mining licenses on Rennell Island. A report produced by the Attorney General this week points to maladministration and irregularities in the granting of mining leases to Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) and Bintang Borneo for the bauxite deposit on west Rennell. Apparently, there was no recommendation or…

A vulnerable Pacific region

THE recent devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu was another reminder of the vulnerability of the Pacific region to natural disasters. The road to recovery following a disaster is so often a long one requiring a huge commitment of time, energy and resources. Of course, Solomon Islands has not been immune from the impact…

Rearmament of police officers

AS many have decided, there is great need for certain units of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to be rearmed as warranted by the nature of their duty following the recent ethnic tensions we had here. Two such units are the Maritime and VIP units. Not that alone, but as members of the…

Corruption considerations

GABRIEL, a Honiara writer, submitted a letter to the Editor of the Solomon Star newspaper, in which he claimed, “It is my considered view that the national budget (2015) being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally.” In a sovereign country like the Solomon Islands and with…