Satu vs. AG

Dear Editor – The recent exchanges of verbal barrages between terminated acting director of CAASI, George Satu (“Satu”) and the learned Attorney General, James Apaniai (“AG”) can only be described as perplexing. Also the deafening silence by the respective aviation Minister and Permanent Secretary is equally irritating. I guess sometimes Silence is Golden yet again…

Corruption Bill

Dear Editor – They say one thing and do the other. We will address the corruption bill head on they say. True one too! Its withdrawal of the order paper for the day on the floor of parliament at the 11th hour lately don’t speak well of that promise. Let alone, Me Fright! A promise…

Integrity

Welcome to our discussion and this week we will look at the topic “Integrity” under our main theme “The essentials of Life.” In the light of recent developments of sacking and termination of high profile officers within the public service, I believe, this is a topic worth looking at for our discussion. In all our…

SISA Investigation report outcome

Solomon Islands Students Associations (SISA) have conducted a joint investigation with the Education Attaché to verify the unruly behaviour of the students that caused disturbances to their neighbours in Fiji. In the process of our joint investigation through the Solomon Island High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji Patteson Oti we had a meeting with…

International freight services

Dear Editor – Thank you for publishing the article about the observed unfair practices of shipping agents. A couple of weeks ago, I called in person to the Point Cruz Office of TRADCO Shipping which I know deals with international freight to and from Solomon Islands. I had wanted to ship stuff to Europe in…

No more logging on Rennell

Dear Editor – The Minister for Environment was quoted by your paper that logging will not be allowed on Rennell Island. What about mining? The Mining Lease was not even legal. Manetoali and DCC must stop misleading the people of Renbel Province and Solomon Islands. Removing Day Pacha from the Ministry of Mines is not…

Good work JANUS

Dear Editor – With the recent arrest of the PS and his wife for allegedly stealing public funds, the public is more than assured that RSIPF are doing its work and that justice is being served. We look forward to quick trials and if convicted thieves must be sent to places they rightly belong. Our…

Good work JANUS

Dear Editor – With the recent arrest of the PS and his wife for allegedly stealing public funds, the public is more than assured that RSIPF are doing its work and that justice is being served. We look forward to quick trials and if convicted thieves must be sent to places they rightly belong. Our…

New SPM

Dear Editor – I wish to join others in congratulating Dr Fred Isom on his appointment as the new Secretary to the PM and Cabinet. According to the news item, prior to his appointment, Dr Isom was policy secretary, social sector in the PM0. I am just curious what social things has the “social sector”…

International freight charges

Dear Editor – The price of electricity and bus fares are regulated. The fees land surveyors can charge for their professional services are prescribed under law. The agents of shipping companies who transport cargo from Solomon Islands to other parts of the world however are free to put whatever charge they can dream up. Don’t…