Depleting fish stock

IN reality feeding grounds for migratory fish have nothing to do with manmade names of states or countries, seas or oceans. State boundaries aside, during the early 1980’s Western Port Bay Victoria Australia lost 100 out of 150 sq km of seagrass, followed by mass starvation of fairy penguins. The first UN SOMER world ocean…

Take my hands

Dear Editor – In New Zealand, the charitable trust that has freighted containers of medical supplies and equipment for the NRH for the past 12 months has been named one of 12 finalists in the “Partnering for Good” category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards.  According to a bulletin broadcast on Radio New Zealand International…

Low fish stock

Dear Editor – I have now received copy of last week’s issue Monday 28th September page 7 & 8 private view ‘Solomon’s fish stock mow’. Thank you again, so much. I am still however truly concerned about nothing or very little being will be done to address consequences for impacted SI people. The Star has…

Logging issues

Dear Editor – More and more I read of incidents and disputes occurring in the Solomon Islands involving Asian logging contractors and indigenous landowners. I can cite several cases in which logging equipment and machinery has been torched allegedly by angry landowners when logging contractors encroached on their customary land without consent. There was even…

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…