Telling stories through short films

Dear Editor – In past years I was always interested to read of the work and success of the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) which some years ago was managed by the late Dr. John Roughan.  The SIDT visited many rural communities throughout the Solomon Islands and through play-acting and counseling services illustrated correct behavior…

Lives do matter

Dear Editor – It’s sad to note that someone who wanted to attend church was run over in a traffic accident on a Sunday morning recently. Pedestrians who walk to church or drive to church and elsewhere must be very careful and be on alert and watch out when walking along the road. Because death is…

Aust climate change policy

I was surprised to read in last Friday’s Solomon Star that the Australian High Commissioner Dr. Strahan said he is proud of his government’s climate change policies. Australian leaders, when they are not in Canberra waving pieces of coal in Parliament like to claim they are part of the Pacific Family; Australia is our kind…

Covid vaccine 

Dear Editor – In the UK on Friday, Harriet Brewis writing in the Evening Standard says the woman who helped shape the UK Government’s Covid mass vaccination efforts has said she wants to see vaccines replaced with “improved formats” such as nasal sprays or pills. I wish to quote the article.  Kate Bingham, who led…

Banning of yeast

Dear Editor – An online report raises, at least to me, some sensible points to the recently touted suggestion to banning yeast to try and prevent the illegal brewing and sale of kwaso. This article reads, and I quote. “The banning of yeast has been touted by the public and Premier Daniel Suidani of Malaita…

Work of SINCW

Dear Editor – I wish to raise SINCW’s appeal for adequate funding to implement women’s programmers in line with the SIG’s reprioritisation agenda. Last December, in a meeting with the Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, the executive members of the Solomon Islands National Council of Women, led by the SINCW President, Ms Ella Kauhue, informed…

WHY ARE WE SO CORRUPT?

SOLOMON ISLANDS ranked 44 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) survey announced last week. CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Last week, the wise men and women of Solomon Islands congregated to discuss a solution. The…

Fataleka Housing Scheme 

Dear Editor – It was reported that the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has thanked the Fataleka Housing Scheme for responding positively to a request for a clinic staff house in Ward 5 in West Fataleka, Malaita Province.  It was reported that Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka Rex Ramofafia has donated building materials, which…