Congratulations Hou

Dear Editor – The MP for small Malaita is now our new Prime Minister. Congratulations Alaha for given the duty to navigate our destiny for the next 10 months. As it is now, delivery of services is what the people this nation deserve.You can be somebody with wealth of experiences and academic tickets but if…

New PM for SI

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International yesterday, 15 November 2017, focused on the new Solomon Islands Prime Minister.  This is a précis of the RNZI news bulletin. “The new Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Hou says one of his new government’s priorities is to restore basic services to rural areas. “The former Central Bank…

Kwailabesi SDA Mission station

Dear Editor – I wish to thank Ambrose Oiofa Dolofera for his reply to my article in Solomon Star issue No: 6748, Thursday 9 November, 2017. With due respect; I was merely trying to inform the Baefua public, the Kwailabesi Rehabilitation Committee, the SDA Mission and anyone who might have some interest regarding the rehabilitation…

Finding the Will of God

I invite you to our discussion this week as we look at the topic, “Finding the Will of God.” It is my prayer that somehow this will be a help to you to find God’s divine purpose for your life. I believe that we are not in this world by accident but by God’s divine…

Why arrest Aipia?

Dear Editor – I’ve read many articles about Dr Reginald Aipia’s beche-de-mer saga. But the report on his recent arrest for farming Bechdemer on his remote Lord Howe Island seems to be on a jealousy basis. The beche-de-mer on Lord Howe Islands belongs to the indigenous people there and not belong to the Director or…

Re: Where’s our sovereignty?

More than a month ago on 14/08/2017 your paper carried an exceptional article by Mr. William Gua under the above title which reminds me of a political ‘monsoon’ that bore similar sentiment more than three (3) decades ago on the eve of Independence and as such, I wish to tread into the ‘No Go’ zone…

Why Aipia?

Dear Editor – The letter authored by Tepuke P. Hakatigisa’a from White River which came out last Friday in this column is interesting. That letter mention how a ‘Patrol Boat’ was dispatched to arrest Dr Aipia along with his American friend who were busy with the bechedemer farm in the Malaita Outer Island. Yet, the…

Connecting ships, ports and people

Dear Editor – World Maritime Day (28 September) has been marked around the world in a series of events and celebrations led by International Maritime Organization (IMO) from its London headquarters. Seafaring nations, coastal states and the shipping industry staged conferences, seminars and public events under the 2017 theme “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”. At…

Attitudes (2)

Thought for the Week By Rev. Eric D. Maefonea (SWIM)  I again invite you to our continuing discussion on the topic “Attitudes.” One of the biggest challenges facing us today is attitude. If we want to see change happening, then we must first have a change of attitude as individual Solomon Islanders. Many think that…