MP Parapolo’s 3-columns policy

A STATEMENT by the prime minister while concluding the debate on the Anti-Corruption Strategy is interesting. Thumbs up to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he uttered something like this; “it is not wrong to assume that members who got into parliament through corrupt means will continue to practice corruption as a parliamentarian”.   Although these were…

Suspicious action of a CID officer

Dear Editor – We the chiefs of Sosoko customary land in South Choiseul Vasiduki area wish to question a CID officer  namely Fredrick Tagi of Honiara Police Headquarters as to how and why he accompanied Dilenty Pitavoga on his private boat going around Choiseul (South and North), during which he interviewed certain people of his…

A clear case of fraud

MANAOBA Airport in north Malaita reportedly cost the government $60 million to build. But some three years after the airport was completed, it was yet to open for business. The airport’s runway was not sealed. However, it was built to accommodate Solomon Airline’s Dash-8 aircraft. So it was a sizeable airport. The $60 million the…

Taro Airport

Dear Editor – Passengers travelling by Solomon Airlines on route Choiseul to Honiara are now paying additional $100 for a two-way ticket totaling $4,144.00. This is a very expensive and long distance route. Yet travelers to and from this remote province have no choice but pay the price. The National Government should take note of…

We can make a change

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen, I am concerned about the numerous complaints about Members of the Parliament being corrupt. For the past years I have heard the same complaints by the general public of our members of parliament for being corrupt. We are the ones that voted them into the house. Therefore, we…

West Honiara road

Dear Editor – Over the past weeks when travelling in the public bus or at the workplace or while strolling along the streets in Honiara, you will hear various comments about the condition of the road in West Honiara constituency. Some comments are in favour of the road users while others are intentionally for the…

Our poor roads

Dear Editor – It is indeed a very sad sight to see most of our roads being flooded due to poor drainage system over the past weeks and the latest over the weekend. After the rain and the flood waters have cleared away, our roads have been left with a messy road and wide pot…

Board members of Govt & public institutions

Dear Editor – As a citizen of this country, I am so disappointed to see the same people being appointed as board members of various government and public Institutions. This unjust practice is depriving our qualified citizens with right capabilities and highly intelligential knowledge the opportunity to utilise their competencies to help these institutions in…

Allegations of a suspicious logging license

Dear Editor – The Prime Minister, the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, announced just a few days ago, the Solomon Islands Government would be reviewing its policies on the Forestry and Mining Sector. During his address to the National Parliament when introducing the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), the PM specifically referred to what he deemed the ‘third…