POB’s banking practices

Dear Editor – I wish to reply to the comments made by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, John Diau and the recent comments made by Aljen Ijini Tingulu in the Solomon Star issue No.5600, 26 August 2014. What I saw with the responses by the Bank and these two gentlemen was the fact that…

MP for Gao-Bugotu

Dear Editor – I wish to briefly make a few comments in response to Japhill Dikahehe issues on Island Sun dated 21/08/2014 NO.1761. Firstly, I would like thank him for sharing his unfounded and baseless comments he made towards the Gao/Bogutu Constituency, MP, Samuel Manetoali. Well, fellow voter and my friend, if the information you’ve…

Why damage our water supply?

ONE of the most important facilities that should be respected by all is our water supply infrastructure. We know the importance of water to us. Water is life. Without it, we all will die. So it begs the questions: Why would some people opt to cause damage to water facilities that were built to benefit…

Containing an epidemic of fear

Dear Editor – The idea of a deadly and contagious virus with no cure is terrifying. So imagine the courage it would take to nurse a neighbour who is sick from the Ebola virus, or bury your highly infectious wife, husband, child, sister or brother. That is exactly what 1,800 Red Cross volunteers are doing…

Praise for reconciliation ceremony: South Guadalcanal

On Wednesday 20th August 2014 the Solomon Star published the above headline. According to your publication, “a prominent leader of South Guadalcanal has hailed a reconciliation ceremony conducted for five communities in the area last week”. That so-called ‘prominent leader’ was identified as Francis Para who resides most, if not, all his life at Titinge…

Pallaras’ statement so true

Dear Editor – I’d like to comment on the High Court Judge, Mr. Steven Pallaras reply to the DPP, in response to Mr. Ronald Bei Talasasa’s attacked on Judge’s comments. The Public hail and said well done to High Court Judge’s reply that opens the eye of people on their legal system. In the Solomon…

Family Protection Bill is rubbish

Dear Editor – The passage of this bill in parliament showed the thoughtless and careless attitude of our leaders. The bill is foreign driven and most designers were people who hardly care for their own families. The purpose of this bill is to separate families and bills aimed at destroying families is not good for…

View from the Bench is appalling

Below is the full text of the speech High Court judge Justice STEPHEN PALLARAS delivered at the Family Violence and Youth Justice Workshop that ended recently in Honiara. In his presentation, Justice Pallaras criticised the regular travels and absences of Director of Public Prosecution Ronald Bei Talasasa, which led to a heated media exchanges between…

Bear With One Another

The seventh of the ‘one another’ sayings of the New Testament for our thought for this week is “Bear with one another” (Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13; James 5:7-11).  Someone has perceptively pointed out that “the church is not an art gallery for exhibition of eminent saints, but a hospital for helping sick sinners.” Most, if…