Good decision are fair decision

CORRUPTION also means unfairness and in the sense of mining sector where resources are scarce and the hype for benefits are high corruption can often set in. Mining and forestry are generating big revenues for governments, at the same time generates serious negative impacts. TSI believes that decisions are much taken at the upper level…

Can we trust ourselves?

While computers can be trusted to churn out the rubbish, can we trust ourselves to do the same? LAST week the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission announced its newly-installed Biometrics Voter Registration (BVR) system detected nearly 6,000 potential voters who repeatedly registered to vote in the national general elections later this year. One voter registered nine…

City Council and workshops

DEAR EDITOR – Please allow me space to express concerns on this issue above. It is encouraging to see many money making business activities emerging in every corner of the capital – a pop-corn here and an ice block there, a fish & chips here, a coconut there, a carwash here, a canteen there and…

World Cup Soccer

DEAR EDITOR – Watch out Solomons! There is a new brand of football or soccer as is popularly known now generally being played in Brasil at the World Cup. It is a blend of rugby, Aussie rules, and the little that is left of soccer as we are used to playing. The new brand I…

Three provinces miss out from PCDF program

DEAR EDITOR – Renbel Province is amongst the least developed provinces in the country. However, least educated members dominating the assembly had made the situation even worse as most colleagues believe. Besides lacking of knowledge and proper understanding on regulations and procedures, they corrupted and diverted most public funds include the PCDF projects, yet always…

Justice catching up on the thieves

JOHN Poloso, 47, was jailed yesterday for two and half years for his part in the $10 million scandal uncovered in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service last year. He became the first accused to be jailed for his part in the scandal. Poloso pleaded guilty to two counts of false pretences. The Magistrates…

Acknowledgement

DEAR EDITOR – I would like to convey my acknowledgement to each and every one of you for the sympathy and condolence message given to me and family over the passing away of our beloved daughter Late Macrina Sasa on the 1/5/14. It is now a month since she had left us and we still…

Tourism on Santa Anna

DEAR EDITOR – Owaraha long term tourism project on Santa Anna Islands covers quite a large area of land that people depend on for roots crops and various fruit trees like coconuts, bread fruits, nuts and bananas. As far as I’m aware, this tourism long term project covers Taraniwapu lands, Fangani Lands, Maroqorafu lands and…

Call for separate constituency

DEAR EDITOR – Paramount chiefs of Santa Anna and Santa Catalina islands (OWA) in the south eastern Solomon Islands, Makira Ulawa Province, are calling for a separate constituency from east Makira. East Makira national and provincial leaders of various communities must carefully consider the previous recommendations for Owaraha and Owariki to have a separate constituency…

Lungga land

DEAR EDITOR – RIPEL does not have any right to sell or make claims over any land beyond Alligator Creek, east Honiara. From what I understand, Levers the former owners of the land had transferred all that land over to CEMA. I have documents to prove that and I don’t know why is RIPEL, a…