Invest in tourism

Dear Editor – Tourism must be seriously looked into by a new government. This country has a real future in that industry. I therefore would like to give this short note about tourism for our leaders and people. We the rural people will benefit from nothing but tourism. I must say we have seen the…

DPP’s hysterical reply

Dear Editor – The hysterical reply by Mr Talasasa to my comments made at a Family Violence workshop has disappointed many people in Solomon Islands. It is disappointing that the chief prosecutor of the country reverts to threatening a Justice of the High Court for explaining the experiences he has had in his court. But…

Why forget Y.Sato?

Dear Editor – Someone who needs to be thanked was ignored by the head of the Anglican Church of Melanesian (C.O.M) during the recent visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury. If we reflect back on the release of the seven Melanesian brothers, it was Yukio Satu who played a major role in the negotiation process.…

Taekwondo leadership should step down

Dear Editor – I write to express the views of those representing Focus Taekwondo Club in Honiara, concerning the current Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (S.I.T.U) President and his executive. I find them incapable of leadership based on the points stated herein: 1.     Election of S.I.T.U. Executive Council Members The last election of the current S.I.T.U.…

Children say no mining

Dear Editor – May I respond to the above, or your front page cover-star No 5596 in Thursday’s issue. First it is misleading the least to say that Rennell Islanders are united against miners. The truth of the matter is that, some of the people are divided amongst three other mining companies, who are interested…

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…