Letters to the Editor Archive March 2008

Lilo on global warming

Seas rising? - I don't think so! The islands are "sinking" due to their sitting on moving and active tectonic plates. When one examines the extensive ocean level measuring stations around the world,...

Corruption

Just glancing through the news of the quashing of the charges of Hon. Zama last year, it is important that the provisions in the Penal Code are changed in order to make sure politicians are not making...

Dolphin Issue

It a wise decision for Western Province to prevent export of Dolphin. The province & the country earn much more by developing Dolphin industry for local & international tourists. Another area that we...

Be fair to betel nut vendors

I sympathise with betel nut (B/nut) sellers who try to make their living but are not permitted to do so in town center. I wonder what exactly is the underlying policy for such prohibition. If the policy...

What effect of island fish devastation?

What does Minister for Environment Lilo have to say about effects of island fish stock devastation and the human social and economic environment impact evident in SI? Fish stock devastation has been causing...

Need For Truth

The truth is that tuna stocks are so devastated that longline fishing is no longer worthwhile and fleet unloading facilities like at Tulagi have closed. Furthermore and of vital importance, tuna are now...

Increase bus fare.

Who is to be blamed for such increase inflation in the country? By analysing the economic situation in solomon Isslands it seems that all the responsible organisation in the country are not doing their...

More for Women

I totally agree with Mary's article of 17th March. As women we should act more and less talking. From my simple observation of current trends, alot of my women folks are using their status to gain favour...

Govt. should actively Promote Competition in and Substitution for Rice

It is gratifying to learn that the Government will introduce new fiscal measures in the 2008 budget. This would be including increase excise duty on tobacco and beer, increase gaming tax, and abolition...

La Perouse`s 2 masted craft found

I have been researching the history of the La Perouse Expedition of 1785-88 and have in my possession historical reports of the two masted craft built at Vanikoro Is by the survivors of the wrecked ship...

Late payment of SIG sponsored students

It seems that late payment of student's stipend especially the SIG sponsored students studying in various institutions in the region is a continous experience. When the SIG experienced delays of scholarship...

Gov't to Raise Excise on Beer and Tobacco Products

It is very encouraging to know that our political leaders are beginning to realize that working towards a better health for Solomon islanders is not performed by Doctors, Nurses and other allied health...

WANTED - 100,000 WANTED

I think Solomon Islands could supply all 100,000 workers needed for rural Australia. See http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=470531 But like the sign says in the fast boat Solomon Express,...

Double unrest for solomon islands Students

While I do agree with you,exposing the real situation happen here in ragards to students,however make sure further explain things like the number of students who already recieved and how much,the number...

Double unrest For Solomon Island Students

could you please allow me space to inform our beloved families back at home about our situation here. While USP students are facing unrest, Solomon Island students (SIG sponsored ones) double it up with...

Kiribati Vs Solomon Boxing Tourmament

Dear Editor, I wish to comment on the above, especially the comment made by the coach Franklin Riga. In that he stated that there is no proper training equipment contributing to their poor performance....

Difference

Australia's approach to Solomon Islands has to be different to approach to Fiji. Fiji is facing the problem of becoming a South Pacific state of India whereas SI is now reeling under impact of acute...

Baptisim of Former Militants.

For us to achieve real peace, it has to be from within and that I mean can only be achieved through a spiritual conviction. Well looking back at what had been happened over the weekend, I beleive all peace...

EASTER FUN RUN

I walk to the front gate of my school after the Easter fun Run and to my horror witnessed the litter they left behind. Thank you for organising this event but be responsible for the litter you produce....

Huniehu Revoked wife's appoinment.

In last week's defence of his wife's dual appointment, Huniehu shifted the argument and accused solomon Islanders of being sheilaphobic. He went on to raise the issue of gender equity. Rubbish! Headlines...

Miracle Supplement

The article on the so called "miracle" mineral supplement should not be taken lightly. It should be a concern for all Solomon Islanders that such a supplement is allowed to enter the country and sold...

If nepotism is intended for a good cause, is it illegal or scandalous?

This was a question asked by Hon Edward Hunuhehu as he tried to justify the appointment of his wife to the Board of SIEA and SIWA. The answer to the question is a straight-forward YES. Look at the recent...

More for WOMEN

I agree that more should be done for women...but what?! and please stop using women as a reason for setting up project that only benefit a few and yet collect so much in donor funding.....lets not be just...

Court action to be initiated against Solomons Government representitive.

Dear Editor, I am writing to inform your readers of the impending court action against Solomons Islands Goverment representitive Mr Henry Pika and Office of Foreign Affairs, Commerce & Trade. This court...

Very wrong or not?

There seems to be something very wrong with accounting of aid to SI as explained by High Commissioner Hooton. I distinctly saw and heard PM Howard claim in Aus on Aus news that Aus was giving eight...

Not enough

PM's Rudd and Sikua talking and discussion about infrastructure improvement is a good start but local employment in SI alone is not enough. Too many people in SI need work in order to buy food they need....

SkyAir World

I used to travel regularly to Honiara -Brisbane route for 600AUD per route, now with the establishment of Sky Air World, i will be going to the solomons for only 250AUD or even less than that. Solomon...

Malaita Proposed Developments.

I would like to commend both the National government and the Malaita provincal government for continiuing to persure the development projects on Malaita. Infact, development is the only mechanism that...

Baulelea Fishing Project

It is wonderful to see this news. I would ask the media one question, though: The Solomons has over twenty years of experience with small fisheries projects. Has no one studied them? I ask this...

Australia, climate genocide & ICC

Dear Sir/Madam, The Solomon Islands - like many other Island States and indeed major mega-delta nations such as Bangladesh and Thailand - is acutely threatened by man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution,...