Resources owner spectators

Dear Editor – While the above statement might be true in some  sense, it is not true to many unrecognized and struggling Solomon Islanders. In most cases, MPs are to blamed for not supporting economic developments in the rural areas. Cocoa, coconuts, piggeries etc are left abandoned in the villages as financial support is only…

Good talks

  Dear Editor – I read with interest, your front page on 16 February, 2018, of which the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change (SIDCC) was leveled as bowing to pressure from PAs’ demands. The above reflection is perceived for its sensitiveness because of two core reasons: (1) duration of SIDCC in power is partial,…

The new Kia police post

Dear Editor – I was very pleased to read an article in the Solomon Star on Sunday, 4 March, 2018, of the official opening of the new Kia Police Post in Isabel Province. Replacing the temporary structure that was first built on the site in 1996, the replacement Post was solely funded by the Solomon…

Talking security again 20 years after

Dear Editor – It was reported in the Island Sun newspaper last week that Prime Minister Hou met in Honiara with the visiting Head of Australia’s Intelligence Organization, ASIS, Mr. Paul Symon, when the PM was briefed on the proposed South Pacific Intelligence Dialogue (SPID) to be held in June this year. The planned SPID…

The Rain

Dear Editor – Please publish the following:   The weather man predicted fine The reality is like a dolphin Meandering with the current flow Eating all that meet its part    This morning; the torrential was heavy Pushing all the lead, mercury and arsenic From the dust formed many centuries Back when the Japanese and…

NZ to increase aid to the Pacific

Dear Editor – Quoting Radio New Zealand International – 2 March 2018 “In a speech to the LOWY Institute in Sydney this evening, Mr Peters said New Zealand was a Pacific country, linked by history, culture, politics, and demographics. “In many respects the Pacific is where New Zealand matters more, wields more influence, and can…

Short vs Laore

Dear Editor – On your viewpoint column on Monday 26 March, 2018, Frank Short responded to Ms. Caroline Laore’s thought on TRC delay. In his opinion Mr Short seemed to localize Laore’s view on the rationale stated for having a division in police force then, and he further elaborated on his personal inputs portrayed in…

The pursuit of peace

Dear Editor – The Solomon Islands Government has once again re-affirmed its pursuit of peace for the ongoing progress, security and stability of the island nation. I have commented on the challenges that the government faces in bringing about the desired result, but I have never touched upon the fact that where politics has previously…

The plight of local pilots

Dear Editor – A million dollar question that we have been asking ourselves of late is “Are local pilots really inferior and incompetent compared to foreign pilots?” The above question begs an answer from the responsible bureaucrats currently posing as our administrators who are milking us dry at the top of the food chain. As…