Letters to the Editor Archive October 2007

Taiwan, China and the Pacific

I find it strange to read that Pacific Island leaders are emphasizing the need for member countries to support human rights in this weeks meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. Except for Solomon Islands,...

A comment on the Honiara clean up day campaign.

Honiara is certainly one of the dirtiest cities in the Pacific. The issue of keeping Honiara has been advanced by the City Council since time immemorial. There have been times when Honiara was cleaned...

The dolphin debtate

Solomon Islands have yet again come under overwhelming pressure from various International, Regional and even local counterparts on dolphin trade. People have over romanticized the existence of Dolphin,...

An honest assesment of the dolphin issue

Right now forget scientific evidence about dolphin numbers and instead be honest and reasonable and fully consider reality. I have just corresponded with the might of the Australian Government Commonwealth...

Dolphin export a barbaric act

I was most disturbed to hear that the Solomon Islands has permitted the export of live dolphins. It shows a total disregard for the well-being of other creatures on this planet and is nothing short of...

Export of Dolphins a crying shame!

I'm surprised at a so-called Islamic country sanctioning this appalling cruelty to animals. The Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) would never condone the use of animals for sport or entertainment. The stress and...

No to exportation of Dolhpins

It is disappointing news to read how dolphins are being sold and flown out of their home waters in the Solomon Islands. Common sense tells you, that if there is no scientific data to show how a take of...

The boycott by Oti on the Forum Leaders retreat

Can Honorable MP Oti and his party explain to us the reason for skipping the forum retreat? Clearly, if the forum meeting is not a priority for government, why go in the first place? What did they get...

Which meeting to attend?

I and my family have always voted for the Howard Downer side of politics but politics aside, Mr Howard and Mr Downer did not come to the economic aid of the Solomon Islands before the coup when help was...

No to dolphin exportation

As a Solomon Islander I totally disagree with the exportation of dolphins if that report is true. I am not a scientist or a person who studies dolphins but I believe that the exportation of dolphins affects...

Solair's financial controller

So the Chairman Mr Hou thinks his new financial controller is worth a lot of money. I bet the financial controller agrees. Has Mr Hou read the last Government enquiry into Solomon Airlines when that very...

To the critics of Baoro Koraua's appointment

What the critics of Baoro Koraua's appointment fail to tell us in their diatribe against him is that the last time bad management ran Solomon Airlines into the ground it was Baoro Koraua who bailed it...

A comment on the Peoples Survey 2007

The survey was a study. Therefore, anybody can critique or comment on it but to reject it outright without even looking at it thoroughly, is rather short sighted. The timing and purpose of this study would...

THE CASE FOR RAMSI IN SOLOMON ISLANDS: An Observation from a local counterpart

There are strong evidences to support the presence of RAMSI in key Government Departments. I have been working within the Government in various capacities in the last four years and have seen cases where...

No secrets in the People's Survey

I would like to respond to a number of statements in the press regarding the integrity of the "People's Survey". The survey was conducted by ANU Enterprise, a company wholly owned by The Australian National...

RAMSI Peoples Survey

The Government has now decided to turn its attention on the decision and findings of the survey done by the Australian National University. Rather then trying to defend themselves the government should...