Letters to the Editor Archive February 2009

Gold Ridge Mining Issues

I wish to thank Patricia Rodie for supporting concerns raised by landowners and others in the local media recently. Indeed the case of cyanide leakage is a very serious one and responsible authorities...

Malaita Independence

Dear Editor, I find the continuing discussions on Malaita independence and, in particular, the role of the Malaita Ma'asina Forum amusing. Let me express a couple of things. First, I find it amusing...

Goldridge Minning Issues

Dear Editor, May I call on responsible authorities to investigate allegations of human rights abuse, cyanide spillage, as well as the financial status of the ASG mining group highlighted in the local...

Partial Payment of SIG sponsored-students' allowances

As someone who has a number of relatives studying at the USP, Laucala Campus, I am very happy to note that the SIG sponsored students have received partial payment of their semester one allowances this...

Dangerous Escapee

Dear Editor. I would like to respond to Solo with these Questions: 1. Which part of Malaita is ES hiding and who are the chiefs you are referring to? Are-are or South? 2. What is the latest update from...

USP Student Receive Allowance

Close to 562 Local students studying at USP laucala campus whom are SIG sponsored students receive their part payment of allowances this week. The timely dispatchment of semester one allowance is worth...

Dangerous Escapee

Thank you W. Luwii for your [misconcieve] response. A quick perusal through my postings on this subject would reveal that you are not responding to my comments at all, let alone addressing the issue. ...

Dangerous Escapee

Dear Editor, I want to repond to Solo from Suva who claims that Chiefs in North Malaita are working together with Police to bring Mr. Edmund Sae to face justice. Solo your assertion has no base. If chiefs...

SINUW Accussed Gold Ridge Mining

Dear Editor, The revelations revealed by former Gold Ridge employees through their welfare representative, SINUW, is welcoming. I support Mr. Kagovai's stand on the issue at hand and for questioning ASG,...

Dangerous Escapee

Thank you Nancy Mae for your other letter pausing the Police Commissioner (Ag). In fact I did not read down further to capture your letter. This is the bottom line Nancy. Local Police and RAMSI must not...

Keep Honiara Clean

Dear Editor, The slogan 'Keeping Honiara Clean' baffles me sometimes. I am sure some of the things that come to mind when seeing or hearing this slogan are empty plastic/bottles/bags, betel nut stalls,...

Dangerous Escapee

Dear Editor, I guess Solo and Nancy knows the definition of "Dangerous Espcapee". I believe Sae's case has been handled very differently by both the local Police and RAMSI since the arrival of RAMSI in...

Is Free Trade-A Way Forward For Solomon Islands?

AS GLOBALISATION brings real economic challenges home and abroad, the leaders around the pacific region are searching for durable economic solutions to elevate and consolidate the small and vulnerable...

Dangerous Escapee

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Houpere for your comments. Just to enlightened you on the issue of chiefs cooperating with Police. The failed RAMSI mission to capture Sae was in fact a joint effort....

Dangerous Escapee

Dear Editor, Among other reasons why Mr Edmond Sae could not be captured was because of ineffective and lack of corporation from the community of which he belongs. He can be easily captured if chiefs,...

U-17 Saga

Being a soccer fanatic I was saddened by the unfortunate withdrawal of our SI under 17 boys from the Oceania Championship. However, I tend to believe otherwise that the withdrawal was justified/timely...

U-17 Saga

Dear Editor, It is interesting to note that people are concerned and passionated so much about SIFF. I can remember quite well that a couple of years ago, SIFF had also cancelled and withdrew another...

SIFF is Hopeless

Dear Editor, All the administrator in SIFF office can not and will not do anything positive for our loved country sport anymore. They have reached their full capacity and done nothing to further improve...

Dangerous Escapee

Thanks Solo for that piece of information about the failed mission to capture Edmund Sae. One thing for sure with Mr. Sae is the fact that he is not going around causing trouble for the rural populace...

SIFF

Dear Editor, I have heard rumours with regards to misuse of funds at SIFF. Bata hem coconut nius nomoa, without records it is hard to substantiate. Does anyone know how much money SIFF receives from...

Dangerous escapee

Thanks Nancy Mae for raising that question as to whether or not Edmund Sae is also a dangerous escapee. For your information, RAMSI once tried its luck by sending a hightly trained platoon to capture...

Dangerous Escapee

Dear Editor, I read with interest the above-mentioned piece of news posted on this website and wish to pose to the Acting Police Commissioner, Mr. Marshall, the following questions: what about Mr. Edmond...

U17 Saga Continues

Come on SIFF Development Officer, Noel Wagapu, what is this further trials for given the withdrawal from OFC tournement? What are these up coming tournements? It does not make any sense to further trim...

Under 17 Sol Team

Hi! Guys, lets not beat around the bush. The saga of our Under 17 Team is the result of chronic deases that plagued Leadership of SIFF, where some of them are there since Noah. I don't know when there...

Flood victims and aid relief

Dear Editor, I would like to join others by urging responsible authorities to properly spend all the goodwill donations from various aid donors, NGOs and companies on its intended purpose. Apart from...

SI High Comm' in Fiji

Is Sikua sending a message to Fiji interim government by having only a counselor manning its high office in Suva? Or are we serious about setting up the H/comm' at the first place? ...

What a pity...

What a pity it is to see that our U-17s aren't taking part in the up-coming oceania championships. Come on SIFF, stop using FIFA funds for your own deeds, and spend the money for what it was meant for.

People Unhappy about Relief Supplies

I think the concern raised by Victor Tadakusu need to be investigated and addressed by the relevant authorities. It is important that relief supplies meant for the victims of recent flooding in North...

NZ aid for relief

Dear editor, I am interested in the news item on NZ assistance towards Guale PDC towards floods relief. What is to highlight administrative costs? Am I wrong to say computer, stationery, ship repair or...

SI Under 17 Withdraws from OFC U17 Tournament

There is still time for fundraisers, seek assistance from the Government etc. to send our boys to NZ. This is a very important tournament for the young lads to get more international exposer. Besides,...

A man of great courage

The news of Mr Stevens' rescue was a a great relief not only to his family but also to those of us who were sadden by the lost of lives during the recent flooding on Guadalcanal. Stevens' personality...

Positive outlook for Copra?

Dear Editor, I would have to say that I disagree with what the manager of CEMA is saying. In the medium term I doubt very much that copra, or any other commodities for that matter, will see an increase...

Customers Question Public Transport Fares

Apart from public transport (fares), surcharges from statutory bodies such as SIEA should consider the drop on fuel prices as well, although we would expect petrol to rise again and diesel to remain or...

High price for half its size

It's amazing to read the above title on this website. As someone who in favor of fairness I have seen that thing as unfair and unwelcome in the minds of logic thinkers. Please responsible authorities,...

Beware of Questnet

Beware of questnet they scam poor countries. They are banned in India, Sri Lanka and UAE. They give you one dollar in donation and scam a million. Google the companies credibilty. ...

Doctor Resigned - More Problems

One Wednesday 4 February 2009 on the Solomon Star Online news, I read with great sadness the fact that the National Referral Hospital in Honiara has only three anaesthetists. This is not a new problem....

Police Arrest Priest Attacker

Dear Sir, I write to congratulate police for their work in apprehending the alleged attacker of an Anglican priest in East Malaita last year. Equally, I wish to record congratulations for the cooperation...

Serevi

I was intrigued to read Lavenia's posting on the Sevens maestro, Waisale Tikoisolomone Serevi. Serevi is the most accomplished Sevens player that ever walked this earth. While Serevi's connection to our...

Launch of SPC Office

Dear Sir, May I congratulate SPC and the Solomon Islands Government on the occasion of the former opening its first in-country office in Honiara this week. In doing so, I wish to congratulate in particular,...

SkyAirWorld Reschedules Flights

Dear Sir, Now that SkyAirWorld has decided to cut back on its tri-weekly flights between Brisbane and Honiara to just once a week, one wonders what the motive was in entering the narrow but lucrative...

Serevi's dismissal

The FRU are not team players themselves, if they are saying that Serevi is not. Why did they go and select the Wellington 7s team without his presence. He is the most important component of the selection...

Antech Airware Computers

Dear Sir, I read with interest Harry Kwow's letter, particularly with respect to investing the $4.3mn for a year at the coupon rate of 4.7 percent. However, the bad thing about this proposal is that the...