Cash water and power

Dear Editor – Please help. I’m trying to top-up cash water and power using mobile banking 277 and it is useless. It seems it occurs especially on the weekends. Can Solomon Water and Solomon Power advise if they can make these services available at shops similar to the ones you can get top-ups from Solomon…

Corruption

Dear Editor – In a couple of recent letters of mine I made mention the fact that despite high-level parties in the Solomon Islands looking into how best to solve corruption there was no clear answer found to tackle the scourge of corruption, recently said to be Solomon Island’s Elephant. Three or four possible reasons…

The enduring faith

Dear Editor – As even time swiftly developments on Bangkok where I have found home for many years since leaving the Solomon Islands as long ago as 1999, I reflected on the many countries I was privileged to have served in as a policeman since 1959 and decided to turn to U Tube on my…

Pacific regionalism forever changed

The fallout from last Wednesday’s election of the Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat does not come as a surprise to me. We had been warned that if the Forum leaders did not seek to stick to what has always been an unwritten convention and agreement there would be repercussions. In late 2019 when…

Coping with food security 

Dear Editor – I read that some governments have been accused of having a ‘profound misunderstanding’ of the causes of poverty and food insecurity in their countries amidst the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.  Such charges I believe cannot be levelled against the Solomon Islands government, albeit the Leader of the Opposition has called for…

His legacy lives on

On Tuesday, the country paid tribute to Late Sir Paul Tovua following his death last Friday. To honour this great leader, Late Sir Paul was accorded an ‘Official’ Funeral on Tuesday where his body Lay In-State at the Parliament chamber. Leaders of the country and the public got the opportunity to pay their last respect to him. Late Sir…