Reply to Rodney Tahara

I AM obliged to reply Rodney Taraha’s statement in this column regarding the delivery of the Northwest Guadalcanal Constituency women’s project that Mr Taraha also referred to as cheap donation. Geographically, the Northwest Guadalcanal Constituency (NWGC) is one of the biggest constituencies on Guadalcanal with a total voter registration of almost 6,000(5982) in the last…

NPF saving scheme

Dear Editor – I was reading in the Solomon Star issue No.6584 on the Thursday last week issue. Page 11 caught my attention of the news “NPF’s saving schemes for self-employed piloted.” I write to congratulate the National Provident Fund’s new product mentioned above. This caters for the self-employed citizens for nation building. This is…

Catholic media

Dear Editor – In his letter to your paper, SS of 8/5/2017, I don’t see the connection between G Bruns of Marist House, Tanagai, in his concern over Camillus Koke’s call on the good parishioners of Makira to behave during the Archbishop’s visit and Bruns final statements. I quote: “What does Catholic Media expects from…

Donation from our MP

Dear Editor – Allow me a space in your column to express my view as a voter from Northwest Guadalcanal on an article by a Rodney Taraha from Kakabona village, published in your paper on May 1st 2017, regarding donation provided by our MP for Northwest Guadalcanal to his voters. Mr Taraha, we the voters…

Foot prints of Honiara

Dear Editor – Honiara the capital city of Solomon was renowned as a beautifully cleaned and kept town by foreigners who visited the place before and shortly after the country attained its independence from the colonial masters. The legacy of such profound acknowledgement lies in the effort and visions of those who took pride in…

Rearming the RSIPF

THIS is a momentous occasion in the history of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF);  major milestone in the re-building and resurrecting of the RSIPF. In 2003, the Government, with the help of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the National Peace Council, stripped the police force of its weapons. As…

Harmonising pesticide registration

Dear Editor – I wonder who is representing the private sector of Solomon Islands at this meeting. Island Enterprises were the first company [and now the largest] to go into commercial pest control work and I have had a valid Australian Pest Managers licence since the mid 1980’s, we also have several other licenced staff…

Leadership style

Dear Editor – I am writing this letter based on my personal views and interest of the issue relating to the leadership style and corruption that has become norm for Solomon Islands. Corruption according to Transparency International is defined as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. That said, it is the central role…

Three lane road at bridge

Dear Editor – Its good to see a solution being taken to ease the current traffic congestion in Honiara. Since last week the new Mataniko bridge had been designed to allow for three lane. In the morning the west bound lane into the city was turned into two lane while eastbound traffic was reduced to…