Sea fare increase

Dear Editor –It is indeed a sad news for us the general public if the above caption comes to full implementation next week. As stated in the Solomon Star newspaper issue 6168 on Monday this week that sea travelers boarding local ships in Honiara to their provinces may likely to dig deeper into their pockets…

Great effort

Dear Editor – Good work to the team who took on the system and won in the tax free for politicians. I bet the pollies vote themselves an increase to cover the tax they should pay. Why the adjournment to Parliament? Was it because the Bills were not ready for the committee or was it…

Can the court decide on the SIPA saga?

THERE appears to be no sign that the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) controversy is going to be resolved any time soon. Perhaps the only option left to deciding who is right, and who is not, is to take it to the courts. And Attorney General James Apaniai is right in suggesting this to sacked…

Earning an income

Dear Editor – I was struck by the simple story, published in your last issue of the Sunday Star, of the determination and self-enterprise which has resulted in Winnifred Nanau, originally from Malaita, earning a living and income for her family by selling used clothing from her rented hut in Honiara. Winnifred was reported as…

Human rights and journalism

Dear Editor – A three-day Human Rights and Media Forum, supported by the Australian Government and the European Union, ended in Nadi, Fiji, last Friday. The Forum saw the attendance of editors, senior journalists and government communications officers from 13 Pacific Island countries, including from the Solomon Islands. Reportedly, the Forum reaffirmed the vital role…

Thank you Sir Albert!

Dear Editor – Grateful if you could include my observations in your editorial column. Last Tuesday(20/04/16) was a historic day in the record of this country. I say that because Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer delivered his earth-shattering decision on the brave challenge by Messers Waeta Tabusasi, Ruth Liloqula, Derrick Manu’ari, Fr. Mark Graham, Tony…

ACOM AB elections, a mockery

Dear Editor – Please allow me to share some food for thought and views and opinions about the recent election of the ACOM Archbishop. According to reliable whistle blowers within the ACOM circle it was revealed that what supposed to be a spiritually guided election of our new AB has turned out to involve claims…

South Guadalcanal underdevelopment

Dear Editor – My recent trip to South Guadalcanal two weeks ago was simply exuberant. After years of being abroad, this short trip was a much needed one to reorient and immerse myself with the cultural norms and values, and to experience what it means to be truly ‘home.’ However, apart from my exuberant experience,…

SIPA controversy must be sorted

WE all want the best for our international sea port in Honiara. So any reforms to achieve that must be supported by all. But the controversy surrounding the manner in which Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer Colin Yow is carrying out the proposed reform is worrying. The important role Honiara’s international sea…

Solomon Games saga – PS make denial

Dear Editor – Having seen your publication today (yesterday) under the above, I wish to express my disappointment as to how the media reporting. Your report stated that the Provincial Secretary, Renbel Province had wrote a letter confirming the Province’s intention to relinquishing the Solomon game. After seeing that article, I went straight to your…