Saving tuna – and the people who rely on it

The fate of the world’s tuna – and communities that fishing for it – may rest with consumers SEAFOOD consumers are more discriminating than ever before. Not only do they increasingly demand fish that are harvested sustainably, they also look for “fair trade” products that also support local and traditional fishing communities. But these labels…

Consequences of smoking

Dear Editor – I am encouraged that the Prime Minister Sogavare has taken a stand on smoking by calling on people in the Solomon Islands to stop smoking and to wait for the DCCG to enforce its tobacco regulations. The PM was speaking at the official launch in Honiara of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ last…

Missing import parts

Dear Editor – T. John of East Honiara in Solomon Star issue No. 6603 of Friday 26 May, 2017 has raised the above very important public concern. I write as former employee of then (BSIPA) British Solomon Islands Ports Authority that imported goods must be checked properly and received in good order and condition on…

Corruption at work

Dear Editor – We do not have to look far to find corruption. Corruption can happen at any time, anywhere and everywhere.  It begins with us. The little not right deals we do or have committed are part and parcel of corruption at a small start.  They grow and go big when one is addicted…

Post-RAMSI engagement

Dear Editor -The RSIPF Police Commissioner, speaking with the Premier of the Western Province last Thursday, reportedly said 44 police advisors from New Zealand and Australia are expected to work alongside the members of the RSIPF after RAMSI leaves at the end of June this year. Mr. Varley explained the advisors will be in the…

Gov____t sponsored student’s arrears

Dear Editor – Most tertiary students and even senior secondary students (F6/F7) beginning from last year are sponsored by govt under the MPs constituency funding scheme. This is part of government assistance in ensuring its support to the people in education sector. To such it brings hope and shine forth to parents prioritizing and investing…

Reaction to US withdrawal on climate deal

Dear Editor – In a press release yesterday, Solomon Islands Prime Minister expresses his disappointment and dismay at the recent announcement by the President of the United States of America – Donald Trump on the intention of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In his press release, the PM said, “To date…

Julian Moti

Dear Editor – Someone just sent me the opinion piece of Jimsyn Diodi that you ran.  I would like you to publish an answer to that, please. Dear Mr Diodi, Thank you for your letter (article?) to the editor. It is for people such as you that I wrote the book ‘Redeeming Moti’ and your…