Renbel logging

Dear Editor – I wish to echo some of our concerns as landowners of west Rennell about the Amos Teikagei’s illegal logging operation on Rennell island, which brings a lots of problems to our communities instead of developments. The struggle of the genuine landowners of Rennell Island (West Rennell especially) with the illegal logging operation…

Gov’t quarters

Dear Editor – The people who had retired, redundant or sacked are continuing to use government quarters at Auki town. Many of them have claimed that they have obtained the entitlement of the plot land and at the same time secured the government building as well. This is one of unacceptable deals any government should…

When are we going to listen?

A YOUNG father was killed when the car he was travelling collided head-on with a hilux along Prince Philip highway, Kukum, in the early hours of Monday.  His two companions are fighting for their lives at the National Referral Hospital. The trio were reportedly drunk. Not only that, but they also took the wrong side…

Pray for the flood victims

MANY of our people will spend their Easter for the first time this year in an evacuation centre. These are the ones whose lives were turned up-side –down by the destructive April 3 floods, which claimed 21 lives and left thousands homeless. Many of the evacuees lost their loved ones in the flood. Many more…

How a magistrate bullied us

ON the 24th of March, 2014 we were in a court room at the Honiara Magistrate waiting for our Customary Land Appeal Court (CLAC) cases to be heard. We were all expecting an independent panel that is biased free and have no conflict of interest to appear and preside over our cases. We neither expect…

The floods cruelties

DEAR EDITOR – Dear Editor, I would be pleased if you could kindly print my poem in your coming issue. Once our great friends Our rivers span against us Swung their fangs and daggers To stab, maul, split and slay Taking us by surprise As we stood stunned Watching drily agape! What a cruelty!  …

Let’s forget St Barbara

DEAR EDITOR – I wish to respond to Dick Douglas, SIBC current affairs news yesterday regarding the call for St Barbara Mining Limited to return. We the new generation of Central Guadalcanal resource owners representing the 16 tribes who have entered into an agreement with Gold Ridge Mining Limited in 1996, wish to make the…

Yes, a baily bridge will help a lot

A BAILEY bridge to temporarily replace the destroyed Mataniko bridge is just what Honiara needs at this time. So we thank the great country of New Zealand and its people for offering to build one. Honiara’s traffic congestion was made terribly worse by the destruction of the old bridge in the April 3 devastating flash…

Why runaway?

DEAR EDITOR – Please allow me space in your paper. It’s funny to see full congregation left the church and ran away during service when they heard some people (outsiders) shouted “tsunami”. Pastors and Priests fled for their lives. All claimed “Christians” forget about immediate God they worship the moment they heard “tsunami”. What a…