The principle of burden reduction

Dear Editor – There are some principles that we need to take on board so as to drive the policies and the country forward. Until we learn to dictate our departure or reference point, we will be ending up proposing policies that are fundamentalism-filled than fundamentally orchestrated therefore prolonging the burden of the people of…

Surviving Disappointment

Disappointment is inevitable. That is because life can never consistently live up to our expectations.  I have a friend who involved in church ministry for many years. However, one day without knowing what his wife had in mind, he took his boys for a fishing trip and the wife decided to stay and do some…

Grand ‘Scale’ theft

Dear Editor – Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the front page pieces on Solomon Star issue No. 5787, Thursday 9th April. The two pieces that caught my eyes were those authored by Assumpta Buchanan and Denver Newter, with the headings “Grand Scale Theft” and “Scale Confiscated”. The two headings had the word…

Harsh judgement

Dear Editor – Several young students in the Solomon Islands have written to me in the past couple of months telling me of their ongoing difficulties in finding the money to progress their higher education dreams at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). One young man, in particular, wrote to say he had been given…

SIDT planning project proposal

Dear Editor – Following the shameful incident last weekend when a mother in Makira Province was allegedly beaten and left paralyzed by her partner, the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing a fresh project for its theatre group to provide awareness at the village level on the issues surrounding domestic and family violence. The…

High cost of living

Dear Editor –  The current high cost of living is undisputable as every single citizen is feeling the pinch of it everyday. Those in the formal section are most affected as they have to meet every thing with their very small salary. The DCC government if cares for it’s citizen then should put mechanism in…

Citizens must report misconduct

LAST week the LCC has formally charged the Member of Parliament for West Guadalcanal, Moses Garu for official misconduct. Chair of LCC, Francis Luza says the charge relates to an incident in December 2012 when Garu facilitated the appointment of his wife to be the Constituency Development Officer for West Guadalcanal. Last Month LCC also…

2015 National Budget

Dear Editor – It is my considered view that the national budget being debated at the moment is a budget to continue funding corruption which is rampant nationally. The Budget is not funding the reforms and restructures that are needed to bring about the changes to eliminate corruption. The new government, which prides itself in…

Welcome news on tourism front

Dear Editor – The organization known as ‘Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd’ (GTSIL) has recently conducted five days of ‘high impact tourism training’ for small and medium size tourist operators in Taro, Choiseul Province. The DTSIL sought funding from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the financial assistance under the European Union (EU) aided…

Easter Fun run

Dear Editor – I wish to simply correct the report in the Star by Denver Newter (SST 5785) that a runner complained of stomach aches and diarrhoea due to taking milk distributed at Rotary Fun Run and claimed the milk had expired. This claim is false as the donated milk was checked properly and was…