State of Pacific Regionalism

Dear Editor – The Pacific continues to face significant challenges to realising its political and development ambitions. The current context of global political, economic and environmental uncertainty is likely to further exacerbate the vulnerabilities and dependencies the region currently experiences. Current economic uncertainties for example appear to have left a huge gap in terms of…

Response to Jackson

Dear Editor – I want to put my view in reply to what Jackson Rahemae has brought up in the Solomon Star. Jackson if you were a chief you would know your responsibilities but I doubt it because you are so childish for bringing this issue into the media. This MOU you based your argument…

Malaita revenue

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter concerning the article on Thursday 31st August on page 4 titled “How much Chinese investors contribute to Malaita revenue”. As a concerned Malaitan, I am seriously concerned that $291,000 per year is  a lot of money contributed by Chinese investors to the provincial revenue. The three questions…

APID reply to Sanders

Dear Editor – Your article of Solomon Star Issue No. 6686 entitled “RENNELL CHIEFS ACCUSES MINER OF TAMPERING WITH COURT CASE” is grossly misleading and need to be corrected, in order to avoid confusion.  From the outset, Mr Sanders has been involved or engaged in the Mining Industry in West Rennell in the past by…

Don’t give up on us

Dear Editor – We are the 100 level students in USP SI campus. Through your paper I would like to bring to the consideration of the authority of NTU about the ongoing students scholarship for 2018. I have been three times in the office of NTU asking same question for each week to different peoples.…

Environmental sustainability

Dear Editor – It has been reported recently that the community of Barana on Mt Austen, Guadalcanal, is determined to re-plant trees and protect the ecosystems in a proposed park. At a community consultation organised last week by SPREP through the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project and the Ministry of Environment, the…

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…