Letters to the Editor Archive January 2009

Antech Airware Computers

The computers that Antech are delivering are obviously that new type of hardware, called "Airware". It costs just the same as normal hardware, but has the added advantage of not getting in the way or taking...

Self-serving

Dear Editor, Re: Self serving Some people who are working within the ministry of education have been very fortunate to serve themselves with scholarships under either NZAID or AUSAID sponsorships. They...

Panapasa Balekana's Epitaph

Dear Editor Solomon Times Online. I thought that it was a fitting tribute that the Solomon Islands Government honoured the late Panapasa Balekana with a State Funeral following his recent death in Honiara....

QuestNet a Ponzi Scheme

Editor, I read with interest how a senior Government Politician & (his wife) have involved themselves in a Ponzi Scheme, Questnet, that is fooling Solomon Islanders into investing their money. I suppose...

Israeli-Solomon Island relations

I wish to thank your national government for standing by the State of Israel in the United Nations. King Solomon would certainly be proud that your great nation is a solid ally of his ancestors. ...

Sir Allan

Dear Editor- I'd like to thank Sasako and other contributors for all your constructive analysis one way or the other on this very important issue on parliament"s motion with support for Sir Allan. For...

Sasako's Original Article

Dear Sir, I wasn't going to make any more comment on this matter. However, given the elaborate commentary by Kenilorea Jnr, I've decided to take up the right of reply. Firstly, the non-reference to section...

Mr. Sasako's Original article

Dear Sir, Allow me to make some observations on this issue that has attracted numerous responses from your readers. I have read the numerous commentaries on this saga, including Mr. Sasako's original...

Fair Play

Dear Sir, Jammie of Asia hit the nail on the head in his contribution to this debate. I hold or subscribe to the view that it appears selective application of the law was at play in Sir Allan Kemakeza's...

Fair Play

Jamie, the actual words of the constitution is "AT THE REQUEST OF THE MEMBER". The constitution does not mention at the request of the member or a legal representative. Whether you like it or not that...

Antech Computer

Dear Sir, I commend Mr. Sasako for the facts presented in his letter to the editor. After reading Mr. Sasako's informative letter, I am convinced than ever that there could be some rent-seeking activities...

ANTECH saga and Related

Sir, Perhaps the ANTECH saga demonstrates many unscrupulous deals by gov't ministries and departments, and up or down the ranks when it comes to issues of public tenders. It is an issue that is becoming...

Jammie of Asia

You are entitled to accept what you have been spoon-fed with. As for me, I have read Solomon Islands Constitution and other legislation in full and am convinced that points you were refering to were mere...

fair play

Whats the difference between the person concern and his legal representative as far as the legal system is concerned? Abraham you seems to say that unless Dausabea applied in person the extension wouldnt...

Re: Ms Mola ?

Ms mola who ever that is, so far did not give anything constructive to add on to the debate. Apart from her personal attacks ( in any case a kid in a primary school would reason the same way she does)...

Outstanding Computers

Ms Dalcie, are you sure that the owner of Antech was sacked by CBSI? You are making a serious allegation here! ...

ANTECH SCHOOL COMPUTERS

Dear Sir, I am lost, to say the least, that the Hon Prime Minister was singled out as having been responsible for awarding the $4.9 million contract to ANTECH to supply computers to schools. Some documents...

ANTECH and Others?

With due respect to ANTECH and others involved, tax payers and citizens of the country are demanding immediate actions. If the contract signed and the said sum entered into ANTECH account for the purpose...

Outstanding computers for Schools from ANTECH

Dear Sir, I believe that the workings of "ANTECH computer company" who should have supplied computers to school worth SI$4.5 million dollars should be seriously looked into. I wonder why they were awarded...

Guadalcana women elect new office bearers

Dear sir, I wish to take this opportunity to commend the Guadalcanal Province women for appointing your new office bearers. Sisters, I know Guadalcanal is undergoing some rough toughs not only because...

Sir Alan Kamakeza

I laud Mr. Sasako for his candid response. His reply clearly reinforces what I have been trying to stress earlier: the need for making impartial and candid analysis before barking in the media. Clearly,...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, As this is my final comment on this on-going debate, I simply wish to say this. I have read the various contributions - from the Attorney General's, the Speaker's and others. None has adequately...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear editor, I might be suffering from literacy fatigue as Sasako puts it; however I wish to inform readers of the true fact about Dausabea and the reasons why he was not given the same privilege as...

Sir Alan Kamakeza

Dear Sir, I commend Mr. Sasako for his faster-than-expected response. However, after critically reading Mr. Sasako's "measured contribution"; SI's Constitution; AG's letter to the editor; and Speaker...

Death of Prof Hau'ofa

Dear Editor, I am very sorry and sad to have learned of the death of Dr Hau'ofa whom I know personally. The Pacific Islands have lost one of its shining lights! My sincere condolences to family members...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, Ms Moala, writing from Tahiti, seems to suggest I have not given adequate thought before commenting publicly about parliament's action on the motion involving Sir Allan Kemakeza and indeed other...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, Abraham Dumusiko's argument seems to be from someone suffering literacy fatigue. Peter Shanell's case should never be brought into the debate because the basis for his conviction was totally...

Sir Alan Kamakeza

Dear Sir, I applaud Mr. Sasako for his reply and for telling me and other STO readers that his "measured contribution" reflects his best analytical shot. However, given the mountain of criticism leveled...

Great idea and work Riverside women group

Great idea and work Riverside women group. Dear Editor - Thank you for publishing this short note which I want to personally thank and congratulate our hard working women of Riverside in Small Malaita...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Editor, I intended not to contribute again to this debate, however some of Sasako's comment in his last posting erroneous. Sasako's assertion that section 51 of the Constitution is selectively applied...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, If this is all Ms Mola has to offer - a one-liner - in the ongoing debate over Parliament's motion in support of former prime minister sir allan kemakeza, then I'm afraid I don't belong to her...

SI Alan Kemakeza

I am stunned to read Sasako's reply to a number of contributors on this subject. One thing is for real: Sasako has to analyze things impartially before barking in the media! ...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, I wish to respond very briefly to Tesua who made himself out to be the know it all God-send interpreter of the Constitution and other subsidiary legislations governing the conduct of each of...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Drear editor, I am not sure of Mr Sasako's assertion that Sir Allan twice appeal his case with the High court of Solomon Islands. The only appeal I know of that Sir Allan did in the high court was against...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, I write to thank Mr. Dumusiko for his views on this matter. I don't have a personal agenda on this nor is the issue about Sir Allan Kemakeza. The issue is about the TIMING OF and the PROCESS...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Editor, Alfred Saako's original letter to the editor on this subject was difficult to follow, not because the subject matter was complex but because his arguments embarrassingly lacked logic. It...

BE CIVILISED

The people of Lata need to act like civilised citizens. This is not a dug-out canoe so that they could force their way in. Where's the police in the area anywhere? The cops should be there to ensure...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

I find Alfred Sasako's views in relation to the motion moved by the Prime Minister for Parliament to extend Sir Allan's membership to Parliament until his appeal to the court of appeal is disposed of interesting...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Sir, Tesua Muatangi's letter on this subject is an interesting one. In fact, I don't expect the likes of Tesua to understand my stand because he has never been in parliament before to appreciate...

One Solomon Islands

The Editor Solomon Times Online Dear Editor, It is my wish that the recent words of the visiting preacher, Dr. Johnathan David, should set the tone for the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation hearings...

Sir Allan Kemakeza

Dear Editor, I find Mr Alfred Sasako's letter to the editor (concerning Parliament's decision to pass a motion on Sir Allan's membership of Parliament) difficult to follow, and even misleading. The...

Clarification

Hi Editor, I have just had the opportunity to access to the solomontimes news online and read with interest the handing over of the USD8000 to Lady Waena for the Pink ribbon day to support women with...

Dash 8 Aircraft

Dear Editor, Let me congratulate Solomon Islands on concluding and having the Dash 8 arrangement running. I would be interested to know more on its success hence would appreciate a follow up on the economics...

more SI students in PNG tertiary institutions this year.

Dear Editor, It's welcoming news to hear that the government is sending more students this year to do tertiary education in Papua New Guinea. Human resource capacity development is a very vital key aspect...

The Father beating his kid.

I am so happy to hear that police were doing their job well done, it's not the first time in the Solomons that a kid died after the Father beat him or her. We must thank our police for the great work...

TOURISM STUDIES

It is very encouraging to hear of the new tourism and hospitality studies at SICHE in 2009 starting February. This would be an execellent bridge for Solomon Islands, South Pacific and the World. Students...

Sir Allan a Free Man

Dear Sir, I read with a degree of concern, not so much about the early release of former Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, from prison but about Parliament's action in the passage of the motion which...

Cause of Crises May be Simple

Entire world ocean fish resource devastation is a likely source of impact causing the world money crisis as more and more cash is needed to buy food and fuel. Both land and ocean natural food resource...

Heed GG's new year speech

Dear editor, the Governor General's new year speech alerts us of the reality of the challenges that 2009 will bring our people as a result of the the global financial crisis which has been causing economies...

Government's 2009 Budget

Dear Editor, I write to place on record sentiments in support of comments attributed to the head of the country's chamber of commerce, Mr. Hemmer on the government's 2009 budget. It does not surprise...