RAMSI farewell: Blong samfala nomoa

Dear Editor – There is no doubt that RAMSI has helped our country turn and return from the edge of the abyss of long term destruction and despair.  It was rather unfortunate that most of the “farewelling” occurred only in one place. All the parties, cocktails, toasts, speeches, ceremonies and fireworks were done in hotels…

Mining

Dear Editor – Despite controversies surrounding specific mining projects throughout the country – Gold Ridge, Renell and Bellona, Temotu, and Isabel to name a few, the DCC appears to be doing something to improve how things are done in this industry with the recent launch of the National Minerals Policy. I assume that, the document…

Bankruptcy

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands is on the brink of bankruptcy. This is a fact – a very hard fact. The government must take immediate and decisive steps to prevent the country from sliding further into the abyss, which might take many more years to recover. First, stop all tax payer funded overseas trips, fire…

Threat from logging

Dear Editor – I would like to contribute to the above titled letter to the editor appearing on issue of Thursday 28th June 2017 by Judith Siota. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the concern raised by Judith which was indeed an ongoing concern for the Isabel Public and very relevant to current times, and…

Thanks RAMSI

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Cities: Good or evil?

ARE cities good or evil? In developing nations and emerging markets the rise of the city has been unprecedented in recent decades, and it is in these environments in particular that cities can often be viewed as breeding grounds for poverty and crime, as well as environmental and social degradation. But in actual fact, they…

Federal system

Dear Editor – Commenting on the Prime Minister’s view that the “Federal system of Government must be thoroughly checked” (Solomon star 22/06/2017), I would like to remind the DCCG not to drag the Draft Federal  Constitution, until it is too late to pass in parliament next year. Whilst I fully support the importance of rebuilding…

Guadalcanal weaving festival

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