The issue of ‘unexplained wealth’

INDEPENDENT Group leader Dr Derek Sikua wants the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) to investigate Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s real estate properties. The Solomon Star featured that story in Wednesday’s paper. Prime Minister Sogavare owned a number of properties in Honiara. Dr Sikua wanted the LCC to find out the sources of funding through which Mr…

Cuban trained doctors

Dear Editor – Again Solomon Star chose the above item as its head line news on its Monday August 29 issue. That article is a very serious issue in as far as the bilateral agreement with Cuba is concerned, SIG medical training policy, institutions involved and a host of other protocols. Some of us understand…

Truthfulness in communications and reconciliation the only ways forward

Last week the Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare, launched the Information Technology Society of Solomon Islands (ITSSI) when he said the establishment of ITSSI provided an excellent opportunity for the Solomon Islands Government to obtain its professional views on the draft National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy. Prime Minister Sogavare, added during the official…

Manuopo Health Clinic

Dear Editor – A news bulletin on Monday’s SIBC news claimed the Manuopo Health Clinic in the Reef Islands would be better closed as the conditions at the clinic are now so bad it is unfit to be used by sick patients and nursing staff. The report was initiated by Richard Bapo, the Balipa Community…

Police UN deployment

Dear Editor – Firstly, I commend PS Police, Commissioner of Police and Solomon Islands Government(SIG) for facilitating the deployment of five officers from Royal Solomon Islands Police Force(RSIPF) with United Nations Peace-keeping in South Sudan. Thank you RAMSI for your help in training these men for their new task. I understand that operating at Hell’s…

Planning means succeeding

Dear Editor – Students, you need to learn the process for planning goals and objectives. Once you learn planning techniques,you will have the ability to plan your academic career and events dealing with management of time and money. If you do not plan for a career, it is like being on a boat without a…

Respect is a two-way street

A SIGNIFICANT reconciliation ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Guadalcanal Provincial Police headquarters at Henderson, east of Honiara. The event was significant because it eased hostilities and tensions between youths of Guadalcanal and Temotu living in the Lungga-Henderson area. This was after youths from Temotu brutally attacked a Guadalcanal youth and almost killed him.…

Justice for the Poor and Marginalised

I invite you to this very important discussion over the next couple of weeks to look at the subject, “Justice for the Poor and Marginalised.” The Bible speaks loud and clear that involuntary poverty is an offense against the goodness of God. It is related in the Bible to powerlessness, for the poor cannot protect…