Bus fare

Dear Editor – Please publish the following on the above topic: What’s the point? Whats the increase for? Do you want a CEO salary? For smoking and being smelly all day?   The fuel cost is down Yet the owners want an increase? Who are these owners? The Asians in Melanesian skin?   The last…

A CoI into BoH trust fund is a must

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has promised to take the lead to address corruption. His comments on the front page of the Solomon Star last year on Saturday 16th December 2107 at an event organised to mark the Anticorruption Day on Friday 15th December 2017 saw him assuring the nation of his Government’s stance on the…

Root cause of gender violence

Dear Editor – Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela in his New Year message to the people of the Solomon Islands advised everyone to be positive about tomorrow despite the many challenges the country faced in 2017. The PM was essentially referring to the difficulty the country had faced in the past year in meeting the desired…

Is stealing not a crime?

Dear Editor – Stealing is synonymous to thieving or robbing. The Noah Webster Dictionary defined stealing as: Taking the goods of another feloniously or to take and carry away feloniously, as the personal goods of another (paraphrased). Webster went on to explain what constitute stealing or theft as; the taking must be felonious, that is,…

What is MID doing?

Dear Editor – The existence of poor infrastructure such as poor state of road and the costly poorly bus service experienced currently in Honiara indicated very clearly that this very important ministry, MID, is no longer performing its role. This ministry has an obligation to provide and improve transport infrastructure and services for the people…

One thing leads to another

Dear Editor – Just a personal observation and the views here are without prejudice as they say in the legal fraternity and more. Recently featured in your paper and other media outlets, there’s a campaign going on for gender equality. At the outset, I must say that I am 100% in supporting gender equality. No…