Ethical leadership

Dear Editor – Allow me a space just to spell out my opinion on “Ethical Leadership” in relation to the article published on Friday 24th of February 2017, in the Page “Letters To the Editor, Title: SPOL-Treatment of its staff” written by Desmond Tutu.  In Mr Tutu’s letter, he voiced out the treatment that the…

Acknowledgement

Dear Editor – The Vestry Committee and the good Christian people of Burns Creek Anglican Satellite Church would like to sincerely express our greatest gratitude to his Most Right Reverend His Grace Archbishop of Anglican Church of Melanesia and Diocesan Bishop of the Central Melanesia – Bishop George Takeli. It has been a decade of…

A ‘historical’ bill

THANK you for giving me the opportunity to speak on this important and historical bill the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Bill 2016.  Sir, historical because this is the first time we will have a legal framework that will govern and regulate tertiary education and skills development in this country. Sir, at the outset…

An untold sin

Dear Editor – It is a pity to see our youth teams falling short from qualifying to the World Cup or any other Oceania youth championships. Recent cases were the Under-17 boys that failed to book a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, after going down to New Caledonia 3-2 and the…

My response to Sogavare

Dear Editor – Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s response in Monday’s Solomon Star issue (02-27-17) headline is quite extraordinarily explosive from a leader. Mr Sogavare has appeared so aggressive to Sasako’s revelation of the recent discretionary payment to MPs. I was merely responding to an inquiry of the possible sources (other than the Appropriation Act as…

Let’s be alert to widening gap

Dear Editor – While the indigenous population is so privileged to own the country’s natural wealth, there is denial through many development dimensions that continues to position local people’s ownership and rights at the brink of extinction. The conversion of natural resources (and labour) to modern cash does not prove rewarding (environmentally, socially and financially)…

MPs SIG scholarship

Dear Editor – I wish to contribute on the general discussion on MPs scholarship awards.  Basically, I totally disagreed with the negative views and opinions expressed by other writers on the subject of MPs scholarships. Firstly, those individuals have very narrow minded views, they don’t understand the bigger picture of this vital academic initiatives offered…

More youths unemployed

Dear Editor – As a concerned citizen of this country, I challenged you the leaders of this nation to never give a blind eye to this matter of urgency, but work together and start putting positive efforts in trying to curb the high rate of unemployment in this nation. Currently, the percentage of unemployed youths…

Hefty taxes – poor road conditions

Dear Editor – A vehicle-ride through the streets of Honiara speaks for itself. There are potholes almost within every 10 to 20metres even along the main highway. But where have all the charges irrespective of taxes or management fees collected by various government authorities gone to? The most notable of them all is – the…

Ethical leadership

Dear Editor – I would appreciate if you allow me space in your newsletter to highlight my brief perspective on Ethical Leadership. Ethical leadership is a profound and simple phrase but unlucky for us, we only have few of these types of leaders in our country. Honesty, trust, consideration, charisma, teambuilding and fairness are some…