Clone products flooding SI

Dear Editor – In a country where the institutions are fragile, it’s easier for sub-standard products finding their way in unfretted. Normally these clone or counterfeit products, thanks to the wizardry of marketing, imitate world renowned brand names. What actually happens is that they use those leading brand names on their packaging but the components…

Govt under siege

Dear Editor – Mr. William Gua’s revelation in your paper that unnamed foreign businessmen had proped up GCC with a payment of $1.8 million seems to explain government somewhat irrational decisions especially in regards to natural resources. The case of bauxite mining and logging on Rennel Island immediately comes to mind but also logging and…

Aviation saga

Dear Editor – Its interesting to read and see the ongoing words of battle by a number of our top officials connected to the aviation authority. Anyway, my concern is with the technical aspect of who is going to look after the authority since the acting director George Satu is being relieved from duty. I…

Medical matters

During last week, the National Referral Hospital [NRH]’s Medical Laboratory installed a new biochemistry analyser. The installation of the analyser replaced the old one which was in use for more than 10 years. The biochemistry analyser is a machine that tests for kidney, liver, heart, sugar, gout and other body chemistries. The NRH Chief Executive…