Huge boost to fishing industry

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on 16 August 2017, reported that the Solomon Islands’ tuna fishing industry is to get a boost with a $US10 million dollar loan from the International Finance Corporation, IFC. Quoting from the RNZI news bulletin it said: “The loan will go towards a new fishing vessel for…

Thanks PM!

Dear Editor – On behalf of west Rennell Council of Chief, I would like to give a round of applause to the Prime Minister for taking a bold decision to remove the Minister of Mines Day Pacha from office as Minister. His duties and services in the Ministry has come to light, he is scheming…

Malaita Day reflection

Dear Editor –The 15th day of August reminded me of my second trip to Malaita when, on Malaita Day, 2016, I took a five hours coastal boat ride from Auki  all the way to Afio, a historical government station, neatly located at the entrance of the majestic Maramasike passage. I was there for the Teacher…

Get your facts right, Daukalia

Dear Editor – Please publish the following letter in response to that of Mr Henry A. Daukalia that appeared in your paper on Wednesday 17th August. Dear Mr Daukalia, please sir, if you must publish statements about SolRice it would be much appreciated if you could get your research a little more accurate. May I…

Sacking of MID minister

Dear Editor – The Office of MMF wishes to inform the general public about the latest sacking of the Minister of MID and, as has been reported by the PM’s office that it was done based on integrity. The OMMF wishes to categorically refute that claim because it was just a big fat lie and…

Help to Helena Hospital

Dear Editor – With the, initial, kind intervention of a friend and former surgeon at the NRH, Herman Oberli, the Swiss Army, SolTuna and the National Fisheries Developments Ltd (NFD), Helena Goldie Hospital has recently welcomed two retired, volunteer, doctors from Switzerland and much needed medical equipment and technology. Chantal Ruckstuhl-Dekumbis is a paediatric physician…

CAASI licensing officer?

Dear Editor – Thank you for allowing me space in your paper to ask this very important question, who is the licensing officer for CAASI (Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Island)? I was wondering since then, from 2015 till present that who is the legitimate officer here, manning the post. Far more important how transparent…

“Bloody ridge” plaque removal

OVER the weekend some narrow-minded people decided to remove the engraved plaque to honour our locals who have played a part in the second world war Guadalcanal campaign. Its an act of betrayal by some people believed to be locals who may have been part of the event or may have visited the monument last…