One Link

Dear Editor – If I may share a few thoughts on the above topic which appears every day after the CBSI intelligence press conference last week.  Firstly, I concur with few citizens who have expressed their views regarding the way the so-called ‘CBSI intelligence team’ seems to do their work.  Obviously, I believe the work…

Poor shipping service

Dear Editor – I wish to express my dissatisfaction after I boarded Fair Lady from Honiara to Auki on Monday this week. I am not satisfied with the services provided inside the ship because it does not have a canvas at its back-top area. As a result, those of us sitting in the area and…

Coronavirus does not respect borders

Dear Editor – The subject above strikes me to share my concern with the public.  Knowing China as a threat to every neighbouring country including the Pacific for Coronavirus, I have great concern for this country.  The Solomon Islands is highly at risk to this virus as it continues to spread since we are filled…

In whose interest, Mamae & Sore?

The majority of City residents and working population, market vendors, teachers, Police Officers, Public Officers, City Councillors and their employees, school children and thousands more in the provinces have benefited tangibly from their investment with One Link Pacifica and thousands more are waiting patiently to receive their share of their investment with One Link Pacifica,…

COMPASSIONATE SERVICE TO THE NEEDY

(Sharing in the compassion of Christ) By Retired Bp. Raymond Aumae   Good people of God in Solomon Islands. It won’t be long from now when you will hear from me again through SIBC, social media, and other local media outlets that a charitable organization known as COMPASSIONATE EDUCATION TRUST FUND will have been legally…

I’m glad to be here

From the High Commissioner’s Desk Dr Lachlan Strahan  AS Australia’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, I’m delighted to continue the tradition of fortnightly conversations with Solomon Star readers through this column.  It’s an honour to serve here in Solomon Islands, a neighbour with warm and enduring ties to Australia. I take this opportunity to acknowledge…

Public holiday with no meaning

WELCOME back! We hope you’ve had a great and enjoyable Christmas Day celebration with families and loved ones. Today is supposed to be a normal working day. But the Government, out of the blue, decided to declare it a “special public holiday”. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the decision and request to have…

China and media freedom in the Pacific

By JEMIMA GARRETT*Writing in the Interpreter   THE refusal of the Vanuatu government to allow high-profile Vanuatu-based journalist to fly home on Saturday has given a sharper edge to concerns about a wider trend of attacks on media freedom in the Pacific and highlights both China’s influence and Australia’s policy failure in broadcast and other…