Letters to the Editor Archive July 2008

Natural Beauty in Solomons

The article by Joana Sireheti on your newspage could make interesting reading if it's well researched and includes comments from perhaps locals in the pharmaceutical industry, sociologists or even religious...

Coroner's case

The malaria death in American Samoa should be a Coroner's case. The Festival of Arts management & responsible authorities should be investigated. The Coroner should take-up this case. There are more...

Students allowance in Fiji.

I read the letter of Solomon Islands students studying in Fiji and it is sad to learn that they are experiencing some difficulties because of their allowance. This is not a new issue. Every beginning of...

Sponsor and students perfomance.

It is interesting to put the view of sponsor and students performance. In my view, individuals are not similar on how different issues are affecting them. But I believe allowance can have a huge impact...

Beautifying Honiara

Honiara doesn't need to have world class buildings for it to be attractive. Geographically, its setting is already an attraction and one just need to go up to areas like Mt Austin to appreciate what I'm...

bilikiki's world cup performance

Hey Editor It is interesting to read about the Heroes welcome given to our Beach Boys after the France beach world cup. I would like to also congratulate the boys for performing their best and fly the...

Where is the doctor?

Dear Editor, Just to correct Paul on some issues. Obtaining the qualification of MBBS does not mean that you can still peform good medicine if you have not practised it for so many years. In the field...

Student Performance and Sponsor

Let us not be frustrated and blame others for our low performance. It is true that the payment of allowance for SIG sponsored students is always late, but I think it is a bit unfair to use that as an...

Doctor can be de-skilled

Doctors who are trained in any speciality are only good in that particular area of speciality. That is why doctors in one department (speciality) refer any patient to another department (speciality),...

Team Doctor: The wrong tool

The use of Eye Doctor for Accident & Emergency tasks breaks common sense in medicine. The Eye Doctor was a wrong type of doctor to go with the Arts Festival Team. The task should have been best done...

Under age smokers.

The current move to only allow smoke to be payed on packets with the intention for under age not able to afford it will not succeed in my personal view. It will only add other problems, like kids will...

Students performance and sponsor.

As a student of the university of the south pacific studying in Laucala campus, I see some very important issues regarding the above subject, which I want to put some comment. The Solomon Islands government...

Solomon Health

It is not a surprise that we see an Eye Doctor, if the story is true, was choosen to go as a Team doctor to the Games in American Samoa. That is, sadly, reflects the qualifty of Health management in our...

Re: Where is the doctor?

I know the doctor you are referring to and I can vouch that he is loyal Solomon Islander through and through. Ask the Management & players of the Solomon Island U23 team & they can inform you that he and...

Jet E170

Mr Editor, Like any other organizations, Civil Aviation Authority, as a Regulator, should ensure that its operators are adequately provided with safety information regardless of what type of service it...

Rising Lake/Sinking Island

Halo again editor. Topic barava mekem staka pipol contribute. Tagio fo alaom mifala fo save putim ting ting lo column blo iu. It is fantastic to see the Lake Tenggano issue generated so much interest....

Where is the doctor?

Dear Editor, For the last few days I read in the papers that there was a doctor accompanying the contingent who always puts his name out in the paper that he does this and that for the solomon contigent...

Rise of Water Level at Lake Tegano

Just like to share few thoughts about this issue. At the moment it's very hard to attribute the rising water level to global warming or tectonic plate movement. Both arguments are possible but also requires...

Where is my pen,sir?

Iam whole heartedly convinced with that little illustration of "Where is my pen, sir?" by Chris Rarumae. For the past thirty or so years this story happened but it was ignorance maybe, has taken its course...

Sinking atolls

Sinking of coral atoll islands can only be stopped by understanding supply of residue from coral growth is now failing due to nutrient pollution feeding invasive micro algae that is smothering and killing...

climate change signs

Signs of climate change are everywhere. Nineteen of the planet's 20 hottest years on record took place in the 1980s or after. Rivers and lakes are thawing earlier each spring. Animals and plants are moving...

Sinking Islands

I really agree with what solomon Pita is saying about taking measures to save our low lying islands so that we don't lose them, but i think we have very little capability and resources to cater for drastic...

Where is my Promised pen, Sir? - Enough of Political Games

A little boy was sitting at the corner of the small thatched house waiting desperate to see the guest of hounour. He remembered those very words his elder brother told him the day before. "This man was...

Our Sinking Islands

I agree with Steve and the other contributors to this discussion that our beloved islands are sinking, especially the low lying ones. The contributor's insight into the causes and effects of this global...

Independence Photos

Dear Editor, Thank you for the Independence photos. Your site has been a great source of information ever since I first came across it. All the best. Harold Maesulia, Suva

The Global Warming Theory

Global theory propagandists have run out of explanation as to why the temperature aren't rising as expected for the past 10 years (since 1998), there is significant cooling instead of significant warming...

Global warming or Tectonic activity

The effect of global warming is felt everywhere and it is sadden to learn that the beautiful Lake Tegano is of threat to this issue. Moreover, one in his right mind might have think that global warming...

Lake Tenggano Rising or Island Sinking?

Greetings again editor mi hope mi no mek mess lo column blo iu. It is encouraging to read Mr Pugeva's exposition on the threat to Lake Tenggano from global warming. It is also great to note that he actually...

Rise of Water Level at Lake Tegano

This is a serious issue that needs attention, but one thing that is of doubt is Tango's claim that the water rises to 2-3 feet. If I'm right, Rennell Island is an atoll and the water is floating above...

Global Warming, A Threat to Lake Tenggano's Biodiversity

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who have recognized and raised issues of great concerns, something to do with the threats fostered by global warming on our World Heritage Site. ...

Village Way-of-Life Poem

My village life, So unique and pristine, I thank God for placing me here, Where villages dotted the coastlines, And villages spotted the mountain ridges, Where thatched-roof houses stood free, without...

Village Life in Guadalcanal

I write from Thorney, a village north of London outside Peterborough, England, with friendship links with Bouna village, Guadalcanal. I visited our friends there last year and was so impressed with their...

Lake Tengano Residents Say Lake Level Increasing

Halo editor mi laek sharem samfala idea lo dis fala subject tu. The best way to understand such problem is take a look at the overall geomorphology. Landscape systems are dynamic and interrelated. When...

3rd Time Lucky Motion

Current political developments in the Solomon Islands are sickening. I don't know whether or not anyone in his or her right mind could ever stomach the threat of a third round of political turmoil in our...

My Solomon My Identity

I read with a broken heart that article of yours which unvailed something about how we the rural dwellers are surviving at such a time like this where every thing seem to be heading nowhere. Poor communication,...

Life in Rural Solomon Islands

I can relate well to the sentiments shared by Allan Ross in his experience of rural life. I think it is crucial that we teach our children to appreciate our rural life-style and provide them with opportunities...

Unconventional Means

The latest twist of events creates more suspicious than confidence. The allegation of using ex-militants for political gain is an old revelation. Why ex-militants have to be the scape goat of succesive...

East Rennell - Sinking Little Bit?

East Rennell Lake Tengano residents would do well to consider their whole island may have sunk down a little and that the lake water level is not actually rising. At time of the SI Western province earthquake...

Wheel Chair Syndrome

It is unfortunate that Patricia Rodi should staunchly defend what was clearly a bad and demeaning analogy. And Jim is quite right to point out that foreign-funded scholarships (of which we were and are...

Help Our Female Teenagers

I read with great interest about the series of arrests conducted by the local police force with their PPF counterparts and Quarantine over the past weeks in what they coded "operation clean harbour". Again...

Wheel Chair Syndrome

Dear my good people. I think we should stop arguing about wheelchairs. I for one who doesn't like genuine things like wheel chair to be center of a tug of war. If we stop talking about this and discuss...

Having Confidence

Will there be ever a time when our leaders have 'Motion of Confidence' on each other? Rather than entertaining Motion of No Confidence. May be confidence will be materialised when our country reach 40...

Increase in Cases of HIV Infection

Fours years ago, the confirmed/reported cases of HIV/AIDS in our country was only two. Now there are 11 confirmed HIV/AIDS cases. Only God knows how many more are infected and are still roaming our streets...

Woman and Child Homeless

I wanted to reply to sleepy319 comments regarding the above subject. Stop blaming us and our government for ignoring the plight of abused women in our country. Like any other country, we are also keen...

Homeless Mother and Child

It is sad indeed to learn that we are now beginning to have homeless people in our country due to domestic violence and rejection. Domestic violence is a crime and women should be made aware that they...

The Wheel Chair Syndrome

Wantoks, no one denies the need and importance of wheel chairs for our sick and disabled people. I think we all agree that such gifts must be appreciated and I for one would like to join you all in thanking...

Wheel Chair Syndrome

I guess that there are may ways to portray the aid dependence of Solomon Islands rather than the use of wheel chair. In my mind, two important facts are there about it; one is that it is a gift and secondly,...

Bilikiki's preparation

Bilikiki encountered another set back i believe in their preparation towards the FIFA beach soccer worldcup in France. Apart from the intensive trainings in Honiara, the proposed friendly matches were...

Woman Abused

As I see it this woman is being abused twice once by her husband who has beaten her and she had to flee from her home spousal abuse and beating of women is against the law in my country men go to jail...

Mobile Phone Use

I think that having a mobile phone is very handy, if there is a problem u can call for police assistance, in my country the mobile phone are equip to atomatically notifiy police or other abulance with...

woman and child homeless

I find it a shame that in your country u do not have a shelter for battered and abused women. and for a woman and her child to have to live in such a way as this shame on u and shame on your govt for...

Wheel Chair Syndrome

In my opinion, wheel chair syndrome is indispensable, given our demographical and geographical nature, and the bilateral and multilateral commitment. It is to our own manageability weaknesses and misconception...

Homeless mother and daughter

This is sad and calls for the welfare organisation and woman's group in Honiara to come forward for assistance. At least apply to real situation some of the advocacies. As for the father, he should be...

SI wheel chair syndrome

It's ungrateful when one cannot appreciate a generous donation or assistance that has a gap to fill. There are numerous patients at the National Referral Hospital which need the usage of wheelchairs. A...

SI Wheel Chair Syndrome

Wantoks, having re-read Sina's comments earlier, I do not see it as belittling or unappreciative in any manner. If I may interpret Sina's comments, before he has the time to respond himself, I understand...

Wheel chair syndrome

I agreed with Tesua that the wheel chairs are kindly donated by ROC to help those medical patients that in need of it. Can people like sina donate wheel chairs like what ROC did? There are people out there...

Unclear statistic on HIV/AIDS cases.

I read the news on HIV/AIDS and it is not a matter to consider it very lightly. Solomon Islands is a developing country where it needs to have a healthy work force for its development. Therefore responsible...

HIV ON THE RISE

With much conern for the people and futrue of my beloved Solomon islands. I for one do not point finger to the ministry responsible for the up rise of HIVAIDS, for lack in informing the public of the...

The Wheel Chair Syndrome

I like the analogy given by Sina Adrian regarding the wheel chair syndrome. I think it truly exemplifies the style of governance experienced in the Solomon Islands over the past 30 years. Our country's...

HIV ON THE RISE

Its pretty interesting and annoying to read through this article in this paper. Whilst reading through its content the logic that I get from it was that there is a difference in the number of reported...

Independent to be dependent on God

Solomon Islanders stand proud as they celebrate 30 years of independence on 7th July 2008. People reflect on what has happened and what is yet to happen. Excitement fills the air as celebrations take place...

Wheelchair syndrome?

There is no reason for someone like Sina A. Gina to belittle wheelchairs that the ROC has kindly donated. Aid such as this go a long way to helping needy medical patients and should be appreciated, not...

Thanks ROC

The gifts of wheel chair on the 30th independence anniversary of the Solomon Islands may well be synonymous with the performance of our beloved country over the last 30 yrs. I guess it's time to be on...

Independence Celebrations

It saddens me, year after year, SIG pours millions into the celebration of 7th July. No doubt, this day is such an important landmark in young nation's history. But I doubt if 7th July should be a budgetary...

Cry From The Heart - Stop the Political Game

It is very interesting to watch and observe the game of politics and how it's been played in Solomon Islands now. It is apparent now that the interest of the people and the nation is more a secondary matter...

SI Wheelchair symdrome?

Thanks to ROC for its continious humanitarian assistance to the people of SI with the recent gifts of 30 new wheelchairs. The precious gift can be likened to 30 more years of pushing around back and forth...

Happy 30th Independent Anniversary

This date should help us SI to reflect from the past and now make some change to move forward for improvement and development. Our small group of SI at Waikato-Hamilton in NZ also commorate the date but...

Happy 30th Anniversary Solomons

Happy 30th Anniversary of Independence Solomons! I had the privilege to attend the dinner hosted by the Solo High Commission in Canberra. There was kastom dancing, Solo music, Solo food, and a great speach...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

As one of the few ni-Vanuatu ex-KG students, having spent 4 years of my youth in the late sixties, it is always a pleasure to consider Solomon Is. as a second home. I have had the pleasure of returning...

Doctor shortage

The issue about doctor shortage as expressed in Solomon Star is a problem world wide. Health workforce is very mobile in our day and age. Even our neighbour Australia has shortage of doctors. About...

Happy Independance Celebration!

I wish all solomon Islanders an enjoyable celebrations to mark the 30 years of self-governance. I felt so emotional to follow up on the events that are happening and i wish i was at home now. I celebrate...

Vandalized Japanese war memorial statue on Mt. Austin

We are doing research on WW2 and learned of a Japanese War memorial at Mount Austin. In research we found the article from your newspaper dated January 23, 2008 regarding removal of the statue from the...

Trade Show and Independence

Hi Wantoks, As a Solomon Islander living abroad and reading all the fun and the joy that people are having at the Trade Show goes to show the potential that our nation have. I am encouraged to see that...

Honiara City Council Clean-Up-Campaign: Is it working?

Honiara City Council Clean-Up-Campaign: Is it working? The Honiara City Council Clean-Up-Campaign has been going on for quite sometime now, but in spite of the massive efforts to mobilise the citizens...

Trade Show Photos

Dear Editor, I write to let our curious readers know that there is one locally owned website up and running now where you can get all sorts of pictures of the trade show that is going on right now in...

Telekom Dispute

Take it or leave it is another demand made by our Telekom workers. Whether that expression touches, matters of industrial dispute, which are before the arbitration or the Court, I reserve it for legal...

Trade show

Dear Editor I would like to request if you would upload photos of the trade show that is currently happening there in Honiara. This will be of great help to us your viewers whom we have no opportunity...

Telekom

NFP & Telekom management may try to use the fact that there is only one monopoly of Telecommunication in the country at their advantage. The fact that there is only one Telecommunication Employer means...

Happy 30th Anniversary Solomon Islands.

The 7th of July 2008 will mark thirty years since our beloved Solomon Islands gained nationhood. As I reflecting back on the our journey in the last 30 years, I was compelled to thank our founding fathers...

Motion of no Confidence

It is disappointing to see that our politicians are only interested in finding faults with each other and ingore the real issues that our country is facing. I don't think that a motion of no confidence...

Vote of No Confidence

The reason for the vote of no confidence in the current CINURA government is premature and the reasons given for the motion in my humble opinion takes advantage of the ignorance of the majority of Solomon...

Happy Birthday My Beloved Solomon

Time has passed with so much on our back that it feels like the 7th of July 1978 was just yesterday. I for one sometimes feel as if we have not given enough time to set alight deveploment across the face...

NPF investment

I disagree with Mr Makabo who says that NPF is the victim. NPF will do a great investment for the people of Solomon Islands by paying the contract and getting rid of Robinson. Mr Robinson is currently...