Renbel MPA resignation

Dear Editor – Please, give me space in your editorial column to make comment with respect to the resigned MPA’s and Backbencher of the Rennell and Bellona Provincial Executive which published in the Solomon star of 28th July 2014. Like the famed slogan; “Desperate time, desperate measure” This is laughable and disgraceful to people in…

Lets all help fight against crime

Police alone cannot fight to reduce crime in the city because of lack of manpower and resources. Therefore it has to get the support from the public to curb criminal activities. Acting police chief Juanita Matanga last Thursday said police cannot address the rise in unlawful activities and behaviour of youths on the streets of…

Good start for SIFF

Dear Editor – When skimming and scanning through the Solomon star article No. 5577 Pg 23, last line of the paragraph, and I quote. ”Meanwhile discussion are still on for Division 1 and Division 2 whether to continue with second round or not” end of quote. Is this way forward of sport in this country? …

Air right crisis

Dear Editor – The air right fight between Fiji and Solomon Islands has been going on for over two weeks. It is spilling into week three without any solution in sight. PM Lilo left our shores for his overseas travel without solving the problem. The crisis is affecting the ordinary people very badly. I was…

Bank services and fees

Dear Editor – Thanks to the banks for providing an important service. I guess in this day an age we cannot live without banks. But I am however concerned that some of the services provided by the banks are unsatisfactory. Moreover some of the fees they charge are unreasonable. For example, recently I deposited a…

Giant African snail & ebola

Dear Editor – It is alleged that the dreaded giant African snail was introduced into the country through heavy logging equipment formerly in use in African countries. That from those countries, the boats that carry these had gone on directly to off load the equipment and their snails at the logging camp sites without the…

Helena Goldie Hospital

Dear Editor – Please allow me space in your paper to write down something that interests me as I read through the article “Helena Goldie Hospital gets its $2m share”. It is interesting to note that the language used would bring hope for hospitals in the country and I quote “Helena Goldie Hospital gets its…

Mamara township development

Dear Editor – Whilst it is good to see new urban centres established throughout the country, let  us not forget that the resource owners are very important in such establishment. Mamara- Tasifarongo town development is the latest and the sad thing about it is that the landowners are totally excluded from this development and any…

World Cup to BRICS Cup

The World Cup 2014 matches in Brazil just ended. However, our attention on Brazil continued for another match: the advanced countries versus the five emerging economies, known as BRICS.  The BRICS, representing three continents, accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s land area and 40 per cent of its population. They have a…

Fish depletion, a reality

What can be done to replenish Tuna stocks? Pacific Island people working together to actually conserve and manage tuna cannot do it alone. But island nations could absolutely lead the way to achieve solutions via the United Nations. Firstly, Pacific tuna stocks are now already at historically low levels, in other words ocean food supply…