Talasasa must take note of the concerns

Our Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ronald Bei Talasasa is a highly respected and experienced lawyer. He was elevated to this constitutional post after many years of service in the country’s judiciary. In other words, he earned the position through hard work, dedication and commitment. He has had an excellent command of the Office he…

Is it reasonable?

TWO weeks from now the Ninth Parliament will be no more. A series of things will have happened. On 8th September, Parliament will have been dissolved, ordinary MPs will have come back down to earth and be like one of us, leading a normal life. The Executive Government that is, Cabinet though, would continue but…

Appointments to key Gov’t positions

IT’S natural to think of elections when we think of political corruption. People or business organization with their own agendas can twist voting and influence results. They may secretly give candidates big financial donations which in turn enables candidates to buy votes instead of winning them. But political corruption isn’t just about election rigging. When…

Pan Oceanic Bank

Dear Editor – I refer to an article in your paper of 19 August 2014 in which Peter Boso questioned the credibility of POB and whether or not the CBSI had done a thorough work in the application process. I would like to encourage Mr Boso to read the CBSI Governor, Denton Rarawa’s speech of…

Why CEMA is in deep sleep?

Dear Editor – I take the opportunity to acknowledge Jacob Ofasia’s question regarding what CEMA is really doing now as appeared in Solomon Star, issue No. 5594. I believed Jacob’s confusion emanated from his experience of the glory days of CEMA under its commercial trading function when the market network was in placed. These are…

Langalanga festival

Dear Editor – A Friend of mine who attended the shell money festival in the Langalanga Lagoon over the weekend commented that while it was interesting it was not well organised. If it had not been for a private party chartering a boat there would have been no real tourists there apart from the official…

Types of leadership

THERE are at least four kinds of leadership. They are leadership by instruction, leadership by initiative, leadership by sacrifice and leadership by compromise. 1.      Leadership by instruction Is about depending on others to tell you what to do; little of what is called brainstorming by oneself. Putting it quite crudely, leadership that is commonly understood…

Police for youth market

Dear Editor – Firstly I want to thank and congratulate the Youth at Work, SPC’s hardworking team, for their tireless work in putting on a successful event for the Youths of Solomon Islands. The Youth Market has become something to look forward to every month and it has grown over the months. However, the last…

Kolombangara may be for sale?

Dear Editor – It would be great if you spare a corner on your paper for this article. As already being spelt overhead, I want to put forth my opinion on this issue. Kolombangara Island, like other islands in the Solomon, hasa land trust boardcalled Kolombangara Land Trust Fund. This body is formulated to assist…