Gov’t for Voters

Dear Editor – Solomon Islanders used to live harmoniously with each other in their small communities in the past. It is a society of hands giving. People usually support each other in almost everything. It was a heaven on earth then. Recently, I made a short visit to a rural setting in one of our…

Outside dependency

Dear Editor – Former Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, in a SIBC news bulletin, warned that Solomon Islands is controlled by foreign influence. Sir Nathaniel cited the recent dismissal of the CEO of SIPA and the CEO of Solomon Airlines as examples of persons he alleged had taken the country for a ride and they…

‘Small and Far’

The uncertain agenda of the Pacific Islands Forum WITH a focus on economic growth, the central theme of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum is “Small and Far – Challenges for Growth.” It’s yet another confusing message from the Forum. Just two years ago in Palau, Forum organisers celebrated island nations as “Large Ocean States” rather…

Why Kitano – WKK JV

Dear Editor – I want to ask Mr. Jackson Ray to stop using the media to rubbish companies who have helped so much in the infrastructure development of the Solomon Islands. In your first claim you argued that Kitano built the Kukum Highway and later you said that McConnel Dowell built the stretch of road.…

White River CHS

Dear Editor – The call made by a community member last week on the school management to answer certain issues regarding the above school must not be taken lightly. In fact I was so vocal about these very same issues two years ago.Two years ago there was no water at the school and surprisingly, the…

Charity donation to Care Centres

Dear Editor – The donation of S$50.000 each to the Honiara Christian Care Centre and the San Isidro Care Centre last Friday was a generous and most welcome charitable act. The money had been raised as part of the local celebrations honouring Malaysia’s Independence Day and to all those who contributed, but especially to the…

University education for SI

Two events which took place last month (August) as reported in the media are in my  opinion should not be ignored by the National Government and stakeholders in education development and services in the country. 1.     During USP SI Campus Open Day, the Acting Director Dr. Patricia announced that USP has secured its land title…

MOI’s costly mistake

The truth is coming out. So it’s not a surprise that MV Sitka, a Tongan registered vessel that was purchased for Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) constituency, has ran aground in Fiji two weeks ago after it developed mechanical problem. The vessel, according to local marine authorities, is more than 50 years old. Even if Albert…