Ombudsman newsletter

Dear Editor – I refer to the article send to Solomon Star newspaper by Mr. Atkin that was published by Solomon star in today’s (Monday 4/9/17) issue No. 6689, which had incorrect reporting in it.  The title of the news article was “Ombudsman Office re-starts newsletter online”.  The final paragraph of the article reads “He…

Withdrawal of Anti-Corruption Bill

ON Monday 28th August 2017, the Prime Minister’s Motion to withdraw the Anti-Corruption Bill passed through the Parliament floor, with the support of the following Members of Parliaments. 1.                 Hon. Peter Shanel Agovaka 17. Hon. Manasseh Maelanga   2.                 Hon. Ishmael Avui 18. Hon. Augustin Auga   3.                Hon. Jackson Fiulaua 19. Hon. John Maneniaru…

Reality of our soccer

Dear Editor – The reality of Solomon soccer has been put to the knife. Morning of mixed emotions covers the nation. Even the will to believe has evaporated. That’s when reality strikes. The two legged tie has already been decided. Come Tuesday, it’s all matters of formalities. Collectively, the New Zealand teamare miles ahead from…

State of Pacific Regionalism

Dear Editor – The Pacific continues to face significant challenges to realising its political and development ambitions. The current context of global political, economic and environmental uncertainty is likely to further exacerbate the vulnerabilities and dependencies the region currently experiences. Current economic uncertainties for example appear to have left a huge gap in terms of…

Response to Jackson

Dear Editor – I want to put my view in reply to what Jackson Rahemae has brought up in the Solomon Star. Jackson if you were a chief you would know your responsibilities but I doubt it because you are so childish for bringing this issue into the media. This MOU you based your argument…

Malaita revenue

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter concerning the article on Thursday 31st August on page 4 titled “How much Chinese investors contribute to Malaita revenue”. As a concerned Malaitan, I am seriously concerned that $291,000 per year is  a lot of money contributed by Chinese investors to the provincial revenue. The three questions…

APID reply to Sanders

Dear Editor – Your article of Solomon Star Issue No. 6686 entitled “RENNELL CHIEFS ACCUSES MINER OF TAMPERING WITH COURT CASE” is grossly misleading and need to be corrected, in order to avoid confusion.  From the outset, Mr Sanders has been involved or engaged in the Mining Industry in West Rennell in the past by…

Don’t give up on us

Dear Editor – We are the 100 level students in USP SI campus. Through your paper I would like to bring to the consideration of the authority of NTU about the ongoing students scholarship for 2018. I have been three times in the office of NTU asking same question for each week to different peoples.…

Where does bribery begin?

Dear Editor – This is a brief comment on Barnabas Tavala’s response to an earlier article I wrote under an assumed name and published in your paper under the heading “Where does bribery begin?”. At the outset, Barnabas Tavala is not the author’s real name so he is a hypocrite. For the time being, I…

Environmental sustainability

Dear Editor – It has been reported recently that the community of Barana on Mt Austen, Guadalcanal, is determined to re-plant trees and protect the ecosystems in a proposed park. At a community consultation organised last week by SPREP through the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project and the Ministry of Environment, the…