Dear Editor – After independence in 1978, the China town in Honiara is between MHMS and Honiara High School. Today the entire Honiara City is now known as China town. From my observations, I started to see Chinese moving into the residential areas with their big shops.
This is not bad but it is a threat to many local Solomon Islanders who are running small canteens to sustain livelihood.
Locals cannot afford to rent Chinese owned premises from White River to Henderson as the fees are very expensive, there fore the squatters should be left for the locals.
I firmly believed that those in responsible authorities are weak, ignorant or being bribed to by pass bye laws protecting the business needs of Solomon Islanders.
The city needs radical leaders who can put the locals first. Other wise, the ownership of the entire city by Chinese businessmen is slap on the face of all indigenous people of this country as they become beggars on the streets of their own soil.