Lake Tengano

Dear Editor – The Renbel premier exposed his threats to commercialize the lake Tegano world heritage site prompt me to respond very brief. Whilst I acknowledge your democratic right, I however condemned your initiatives to support the proposal loggings and mining. I do believe the whole people of east Rennell are with me to stand…

Women in Parliament

Dear Editor – On Thursday 13th Feb 2014, whilst travelling to work, I listened to the car radio. I was drawn to the voice of a woman speaking in English and saying “Mr Speaker” a few times. As I listened closely, I realised the radio was broadcasting some kind of a debate. Then I recalled…

Our students

Dear Editor – I would like thank the government, if its true that scholarship award has been increased from 99 to 400. We should not deny the rights to education for our young children. They deserved to be awarded scholarship. However, its important to be strict in selecting those students who deserved to be awarded…

Chinese lunar New Year

Dear Editor – 2014 is the year of the horse according to the Chinese zodiac and the spirit of the horse is recognised by the Chinese as a year for making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is forecast that, in general,’ fortune’ in all aspects, will fluctuate so care is advised and people should…

Lets fight corruption in the country

FORMER Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday said its time to fight corruption in the country. It’s a problem which is causing a lot of problem in the country and slows down development from taking place. It was also described as a cancer to the development of the society, eating away the resources of the…

SIEA service

Dear Editor – Thanks for giving me the opportunity. I have been trying to raise my personal concern about the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) services through this medium for sometime. So thanks for this offer. This is related to the continuous power outage experienced in Honiara. Although power was able to be restored now,…

A WONDERFUL STORY OF SEPTEMBER 9/11

It is 11 years since 9/11 and here is a wonderful story about that terrible day. It is an amazingly true story from a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15, written following 9-11 disaster. On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic. All…

Equality is the key

PEOPLE, with the inclusion of women and girls, must be central to any development frameworks if humanity is to end the persistent presence of inequality which sustains the enabling environment that allows societal scourges like extreme poverty and violence. This inclusion will demand of us a fundamental shift in the way the participation and input…

PITIA members face reality: No fish, no jobs

THE ability of the domestic industry to compete in the southern long-line albacore fishery has hit the point of no return. Tying-up vessels and sending employees home is now the reality that is faced by the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) members that have an interest in this fishery.   Scientists have warned for…