Workers Policy

Dear Editor – I am glad to note from a report in your paper that the Commissioner of Labour and his team are taking steps to review our current labour laws and policies.  Just a strong reminder to Mr Commissioner not to be too carried away by the ILO labour standards but to look at…

Time to say enough is enough

THE Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) is at it again. As though they have not awarded enough yet to the Members of Parliament, this year PEC has given the MPs tax free salaries, life-time pension, and a 3.5% pay rise. It was only two years ago that PEC increased MPs terminal grant from $100,000 to $400,000.…

Fire tragedy..

Dear Editor – Allow me first, to share my condolence to the family who have lost their (as described by neighbours) beautiful children. My heart goes out to them and I pray that the God of comfort fill these empty spaces in that family. While the blame game maybe played among family members right now…

Apology to Lomo

Dear Editor – On behalf of LB Construction Company we wish to take this opportunity to apologize for the allegations against you in our report in the last weekends Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspapers. We have found out that we were misinformed by two staff on the $100,000 money allegedly to be paid to…

Choiseul needs passenger boat

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands is a country with scattered islands. Choiseul Island is one of these islands that is far from the capital, Honiara, or other neighbouring islands. There is a need for the people to travel to Honiara or other islands for business, education, health services, social services and the only means of…

The kind of laws we need

PARLIAMENT on Wednesday passed the Fisheries Management Bill in its second reading. Members of Parliament who participated in the debate spoke highly of the bill and its intention. This is a bill that has taken officials in the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources several years to put together. So it was a well-thought out…

Police & Red Cross

Dear Editor – It is my understanding, subject to any correction, that the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society must have confirmation from the Police in writing that there is need for assistance for the family who lost their two tiny children in the house fire last Saturday morning at Tasahe B Ridge before the Society…

Solympics squad

Dear Editor – An interesting feature in the upcoming Pacific Games in PNG is the participation of our u-23 Solympics squad, which all soccer fans and supporters in the country are eagerly looking forward to, come June, July. A preliminary squad was announced early this year in which players undergo a series of trainings and…

Solomon Airline: answers please!

MAY we repeat it again! Solomon Airlines board and management owe this nation an explanation as to why it suddenly sacked chief pilot Gibson Galo and demoted its chief engineer Trevor Palmer. The decision may be an internal company matter. But it only fuel speculation as to the future of this State-Owned Enterprise. Already rumours…