Solrice import Vietnam rice

Dear Editor – Very interesting indeed and what a hypocritical turn after much ado about “poor quality Vietnamese rice” and after much effort in putting a stop to SIPA’s efforts to sell lower, affordable  priced rice to Solomon Islanders, Nick Ellis has the guts to promote “good quality Vietnamese rice” for sale to Solomon Islanders.…

Indonesia is NOT Melanesia

LATE last week, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement rejecting the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s comments on the issue of West Papua and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). In his statement, Manasseh Sogavare proposes that the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) be given full membership to the MSG. He asserts…

Illegal practices in the logging sector

ON the 27th April 2016, an EX PARTE INTERIM ORDER was executed by His Lordship Foukona Judge (HCC 176 of 2016) Restraining Richfield Timber Company Limited and Vungasilo Investment Limited (licensee) owned by Joseph Tausuli, a member of the Guadalcanal Provincial Executive from landing logging machinery and equipment on Vungasilo concession license area. The Order…

Thanks for the honesty

Dear Editor – I would like to send a note to be included in the paper, if possible, recognising the goodwill and assistance of Atkinson from Imperial Travel Service and Betsy of the Honiara Airport Taxi Association. I recently left my personal phone in the back of a taxi after returning from the domestic airport.…

Kadere Party

Dear Editor – It appeared in a sheep skin, not knowing that it was a wolf, it took advantage of our traditional values by using us traditional chiefs to promote their unfulfilled manifesto under the banner of three 3Cs – CUSTOM, CULTURE and CHURCH to have the support and draw voters attention, assuming they would…

Leadership

Dear Editor – I write to support sentiments expressed by Ishmael A. Nori in your letters column on 19 May 2016. In his letter Nori called on young people to turn their eyes to the nation’s current leadership and see that we no longer have the kind of leaders we used to have. Today, our…

Doing and getting

Dear Editor – The several expressions, which, lead to the topic I would like to share with the readers: ·        “If you continue doing what you’ve been doing you will continue getting what you’ve always gotten.” ·        “Hit them over- the-head with a 50mm X 100mm X 1.00mm timber to get the point across” ·        …

A postmortem of SIPA

Dear Editor – I read with much interest the exchange of words and counter-argument between Mr. Dora and Mr. Tuhanuku on the SIPA saga. The latest being Mr. Tuhanuku’s explanation as appeared on Issue 2295 on 21st May 2016 of the Weekend Sun; which to me presented a strong and honest position that any intelligent…