‘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…

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…

Why Kitano-WKK JV

Dear Editor – With reference to “Why Kitano-WKK JV?” written by Jackson Ray which appeared in your Letters to the Editor dated 29 August 2016, we found the article malicious, unfounded and irresponsible which seems an attempt to tarnish the good image of our company and current project in the bad light. We are writing…

Why Kitano-WKK JV

Dear Editor – With reference to “Why Kitano-WKK JV?” written by Jackson Ray which appeared in your Letters to the Editor dated 29 August 2016, we found the article malicious, unfounded and irresponsible which seems an attempt to tarnish the good image of our company and current project in the bad light. We are writing…

Bulldozing for change

Dear Editor – Travelling eastward either by boat or by air especially when it takes an arduous 30 hours and around 30 bumpy minutes respectively will definitely take you to Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province. An old government station springing in the fifties with just less than 10 residential quarters and a good shady government office…