Letters to the Editor Archive August 2009

Maeliau and the Church Saga.

The misunderstood of Maeliau's being out from the church is that it is not the Bishop's decision. The church in the past had questioned this for so long. In various general conferences, SSEC leaders came...

Congratulation Fr. George Angus Takeli

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my family to congratulate Fr. George Angus Takeli for being elected the next Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Temotu. We wish you and...

Role of the LCC

Thank you brother for your reply. I believe our discussion does shed light on this particular issue of the role of the LCC in regards to its functions. And I do believe it is important to raise points...

THE ENQUIRY IS SEEN AS A NEW CHAPTER

Dear editor. Since we follow the democracy principles I would also like to share in the issue of -The Commission has been formed to probe how customary lands on Guadalcanal Province were acquired before...

Eductation Attach'e' role not clear.

Dear Editor; Thank you very much for allowing space online to cater for personal comments and suggestions. Now, regarding the above topic, I'd like to raise it to critical analysis. From what I understand,...

Role of LCC- Reply to John Iko

Dear Editor, Please allow me space to respond to John Iko's article on the subject: "How to prosecute MPs". I think it is vital that some of the points he raised are clarified so as not to mislead the...

SSEC & Maeliau

It may be too early and dangerous to make judgement now on who is right and who is wrong. The separation, I believe, is the appropriate thing to do at this stage as seen by the Leaders. Rev. Maeliau &...

Congratulatory message

On behalf of the ex- COM staffers here in Suva, I would like to Congratulate, Fr. Geoge Angus Takeli, for being elected the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of Temotu. May Gods blessing and guidance be upon...

Support from IMF

Dear Editor I thank Andy from Suva for bringing up the issue of IMF support for the Solomon Islands economy. This a matter of national importance during the economic crisis. If the IMF can support Fiji,...

RCDF, Examine the Sources

Dear Editor, I would like to contribute to the ongoing discussions on RCDF. At this instance, I would like to direct the line of discussion on the source of the funding. Whose funds are we talking about?...

Don't bite the hands that feed you!

Dear editor, thank you so much for allowing me space to share my view on the SIPEU log of claims, the PEC/PER and Parliamentarians entilements. If there is anything that one should be upset of, then the...

SSEC and Maeliau

Sir, I believe that putting aside the doctrines and church rules, the only yard stick one could measure his/her belief and faith in the christian religion is the bible. I am sure the Elders of SSEC have...

Maeliau Saga

To all Maeliau die-hard supporters. You need to answer this one simple question. If you are so hell bent on arguing in favour of Maeliau's movement, then why have we not seen the whole of the Northern...

Rural CDF

It's always interesting to read opinions and concerns on the RCDF issue. The RCDF came into existence in the early 1990's during one of Late Solomon Mamaloni's Prime Ministerships. That time it was coined...

RCDF

I'd like to thank Mr. Kosui in regards to his contributions relating to my posting. In reply I would like to raise the following issues: In regards to making allegations to the Leadership Code Commission,...

How to prosecute MP's

Firstly, I'd like to thank Mr. Manu'ari for taking the time to read and respond to my views. Secondly, I'd like to reply to some points raised in his arguments. This reply is mainly based on the Leadership...

RCDF - for What??

All contributions and discussions so far are very interesting and I'd like to contribute as well. Whilst the general contributors, include myself, agree that RCDF has been misused, it has brought everyone's...

Foreign Reserves

I'm just wondering whether IMF had paid money or capital to help our depleting foreign reserve, this is because here in Fiji IMF last week had paid Fiji's 190 million dollars (equivalent to 800 million...

SSEC & Church Observation

It's great to read the discussions about the above subject online. Rather than saying who is right or wrong I'd rather make a general observation about church. A doctrine is a particular principle, position,...

Reply to Chris Wanekao

Dear editor, please allow me space to respond to CHRIS WANEKAO regarding the above issue. His claim is totally ridiculous. It sounds like someone who wants to justify his statements and jumps from there...

Misitana's Ignorance to Church issues

Dear editor, please allow me to respond to CHRISTOPHER KIRIO MISITANA regarding his letter for all the people in this earth to read regarding SSEC and Maeliau. Below are some of his exact words, whether...

Angry Movement Followers

Dear editor please allow me to put few thoughts on the SSEC row. When the media publish the decision of the SSEC to expel Maeliau, his supporters burst out to the media criticizing the church. To me, this...

SSEC

Thank you editor for your space in your web to write some views concerning this matter. Well, everybody both SSEC and Maeliau's movement, I dont think we can solve this issue, the decision has already...

RCDF - Needs Absolute Redefining

Thanks editor for publishing this contribution on RCDF and its relevance to tangible advancement and progress for our communities, constituencies and the entire nation. Although I don't have absolute...

Finding Old Friends

Dear Editor, Talofa lava from Samoa.I am Anna.Logovii Lino-Fata, currently living in Samoa.I participated in the Youth and Invitation Program in Japan for the year 2000.I made friends to two beautiful...

SSEC and followers

The movement by former Rev. Maeliau started quite a long time ago and how it opertaed was questionable by even ordinary church goers. So there you go. The church does not need to give more time for the...

Reply to Stewart and Allen

Dear editor can you let me respond to Steward and Allen. I wish to clarify some of my points, interpreted inaccurately by Steward and Allen. I never said that the arrival of the gospel on our shore is...

SSEC row

Thank you for allowing me to make a comment on the SSEC -row I suppose the termination of Rev.Maeliau and his followers as claimed by the so -called SSEC leaders in solomon islands perhaps stems from...

Congratulations Solomon Islands

Congratulations to all Solomon Islanders for endorsing the move to deregulate the Telecommunication sector. You have just made the first step of many toward improving the ability of all Solomon Islanders...

RCDF

I once tried what John Iko suggested but found it very difficult to do so. Firstly, LCC would require that you actually prove beyond reasonable doubt that a sitting MP misuses the money. You need to give...

RCDF- dependency syndrome

Dear Editor, In my humble view RCDF and other forms of hand outs given by MPs for various income generating projects in our rural areas in some ways has created a dependency mentality or dependency syndrome...

How to prosecute MPs

Dear Editor, I wish to contribute to John Iko's article regarding the procedure of prosecuting MPs in relation to misuse of RCDF. As he has rightfully stated, LCC is one way of prosecuting our MPs if...

Judicial Review Into PEC

Sir, Is the use of the Courts to determine the work of PEC (particularly in awarding of excessive benefits to MPs and their Spouse) a means to legitimate these outrageous benefits. The whole issue is...

Date Set For Judicial Review Into PEC

The High Court has been commissioned to declare whether or not the Parliamentary Entitlements Commission acted within the constitution when setting the increased entitlements in the 2009 PER. I have a...

Most Houses in Honiara Are Without Proper Appraisal: A Call for Valuers Bill 2009

Dear Editor, I just want to express my view on the above subject. Most of the houses in Honiara are skyrocketing in terms of rental rates as well as market value and market price on homes/houses that...

How to prosecute MP's

It has been interesting reading the contributions of fellow wantoks on the issue of our MP's RCDF use and other administrative matters. My contribution concerns a more directive approach to this issue....

SSEC and Maeliau followers

Dear editor, Please allow me space to contribute to the above issue. The issue of a church (SSEC) coming to the shore of the Solomon Islands is not an earthly thing. If someone think it is, then you...

SSEC Row

Allen you have attained in due respect of putting up the allegations that has laid upon this gentleman. Upon the time frame that has been dated (30days) for Rev. Maeliau to come forward with any resolutions....

SSEC Row

I am writing in response to CHRIS WANEKAO's article. No one dispute the historical stories about the church's arrival in Malaita. Rather we should question whether the theological foundation of the church...

Boisoto and constructive debate

Dear Editor, Ok Boisoto lets do some constructive debate. After critically analysing (to use your terms) your posting in relation to SIPEU/SINTA strike notice, it was obvious that you are making mere...

SSEC ROW

Dear editor, I want you to allow me just to say few words with regards to the above issue. Concerning the issue of Mr.Maeliau's teaching For sure I am from north malaita and I follow the teaching of...

Why Beggars in the street?

It is too early for solomon islands to have beggars in the street...beggars are those people asking for money or other neccessities of survival such as foods and cloths illegally from someone. Hence,...

RCDF for what?

Firstly let me call upon my fellow good country men not to personalize issues when contributing views to issues of national interest. Also, stop the character assassination, stop deriding others of their...

Contesting the Validity of PEC Awards

Dear Editor I find it rather hard to believe that the PM and his cohorts would direct the AG to file a case in the High Court to determine the validity of the awards. Who cares whether the High Court...

MPs' RCDF Misappropriation: Its real- Drummond what kind of answer do you want?

Dear editor, Please allow me space to reply to Drummond once and for all on this issue which he thinks is very important to him; that if I agree with RCDF misappropriation by MPs or not. Drummond, why...

SIPEU/SINTA Strike Notice

While I agree with sentiments raised by Boisoto on how some unpopular decisions are made by our national leaders, I beleive this column requires constructive arguments to issues than to air mere generalizations...

Derrick and Koroni

Dear editor There is no point discussing if we do not see my question in the same direction. It was said that sometimes unnecesary arguments are a result of misunderstanding. My question which was...

Constructive Debates

Dear Editor, Charles Koroni's note to Drumond needs to be aplauded as I rather find Drumonds contribution to the ongoing discussions on this paper rather childish and does not speak well of him being...

SSEC and Maeliau

Mr ABURU TOLO's argument is a moot one. Given the fact that SSEC had in several occasions given Maeliau to refrain from doing his controversal teachings. Below is the memo taken from tard. Read and Digest....

SIPEU Strike

AS I have predicted, the SIPEU executive have back down, whether the issue be reffered to the trade dispute panel or not they should havet remain strong .what the government is doing is they only say they...

Drumond and Manuari

Drumond, I believe you already know the answer to your question before you threw that question on Manuari. That itself amounts to throwing of unneccessary questions on the floor. I belive that even a primary...

Reply to Drummond- Its not just about scoring points.

Dear Editor, Please allow me to reply to Drummond on his most recent response to my article. Indeed it is not my intention to drag on this debate because it seems that it is heading to no-where and...

SSEC Row

Dear editor, Please allow me to put few comments regarding the above heading. I am afraid of the kind of claim by Judges Clif on this paper regarding the above subject. Maeliau was expelling from the...

SIPEU/SINTA Strike Notice

Dear Editor, The letter by Jack from Suva is fully supported. If Hon Rini and Hon Zama can see the rationale to grant themselves millions of dollars in the name of the so called "parliamentary entitlements"...

SSEC Row

Dear editor, Let me ask this question to the SSEC national council? Before getting or granted this label or title as "REVRENED" do you think this certification is a shallow element that can be issued...

re: Malaii Maesilia inquiry

Here's the line my bro have fun reading. http://solomonstarnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10457&Itemid=26 ...

SSEC row

JUDGES CLIF made a good point nevertheless he failed to address the issue of doctrines alluded to by the SSEC Bishop. It is vital that practices of theological doctrines are confined to some extent. When...

SSEC Row

Dear editor, Could you please allow me to present my view on the above issue. Let me quote this very important statement which described the real difference between the liberals and the conservatives...

Reply to Manu'ari

Dear editor Thank you Manu'ari for your reply. Sorry to say that you missed the point also. I didn't ask about your position on whether MPs have missappropriated the Fund, because with regards to misused,...

Allegations against Minister of Education

Thank you very much JO from Honiara for you kind reply to the concern I had raised earlier on regarding our good member of Parliament. As I am interested in those purported responses from our Minister...

Education Attach'e

If the task of the Ed. Attach'e is merely a channel for students to pass on issues, problems, etc, etc to Honiara then God forbids it. It is a task that is best handle by SISA or other Exe. from FIT, FSM,...

SELF-SERVING LEADERS

It is high time to stop and evaluate the performance of our governments leaders since attaining nationhood 31 years ago. The actions of our leaders over the years has cost this country more than what...

REPLY TO DRUMMOND O FROM SUVA- You are missing the point.

Dear Editor and Readers, I wish to reply to one Drummond O from Suva who questioned my position on whether or not I think RCDF has been misappropriated by MPs. However, before I discuss further, I would...

SISA, Education Attache', and the Government.

Dear editor, the topic that carries the above heading attracts a lot of contributors. What I want to raise here is that the SISA should make sure the government is responding to their submissions, and...

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES UNION RE-AFFIRMS STRIKE ACTION

Thank you editor for sparing this space for this contribution. I read the news from SIBC online, with sadness because the services to our people will be affected, given the SIPEU members go on strike...

RCDF, Development and active participation in Solomon Islands

I think Derick has a point on the above topic. In 1996 a former MP who contested for his second term in one of the constituencies in Solomon Islands was accused of no tangible developments seen in his...

Controversal church Leader

Dear Editor, I wish to comment on the above said topic which I found intriguing and as a church member, saddened by the recent rift in church affairs among its members.The issue of Mr Maeliau's teachings...

Beggers on the Street

Dear Editor, The answer is go home to where you come from and plant cassava and kumara to feed yourself. There is clear cut biblical saying which states that you have to sweat before you can eat/receive...

Allegations against the Minister of Education

As a matter of fact the Minister concerned had already replied to these unfounded allegations. It was reported in local online news sites several weeks ago or maybe a month or two. I found it funny that...

re: ssec and maeliau

I agree with the recent SSEC decision to remove Maeliau. I wonder why it takes them so long to come up with this decision. It is obvious Maeliau advocated some controversial theological doctrines. It is...

RCDF story by D.Manu'ari

Dear editor and Readers My attention was drawn to two lines in Derrick's posting about RCDF and l quote " Mind you, I'm not saying that it has not been missappropriated or abused'. 'Iam not saying that...

Controversial Church Leader Expelled

Bula Editor and I would appreciate publish of my take on the above subject raised by Jessie M DMani from Raiwai. As implied by Jessie, the blame is directed at the SSEC hierarchy for a decision that possess...

Controversial Church leader Expelled

Dear Editor, I wish to express my view on the decision which was taken up by the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) leaders in a meeting recently held in Honiara in expelling one of its prominent and...

Legal option

Dear Editor, Hats off indeed to Radcliffe and his legal fraternity as highlighted by Kieu. We have no other options but to have this depressing issue challenged on the highest level. If TSI and similar...

Allegations against the Minister of Education

Dear Editor, As a constituent of Aoke/Langalanga Constituency I am concerned with the increasing allegations of nepotism and illegal actions being taken by the Minister of Education. From the numerous...

Beggars on the Streets

We have heard it on the radio, read about it in the newspaper, seen it on TV and now we have them on our very streets in Honiara. The truth is this social problem is now right on our door step and sad...

education attache

Education Attaché There we go again, Mr.Asika and Mr.Dimebag have missed the point again with their lengthy articles which contained nothing but just mere rhetoric craps. By reading their articles, one...

RCDF, Development and Active Participation in Solomon Islands

Dear Editor, I wish to shift the discussion on RCDF to a more relative one of RCDF, Development, and participation because looking at it more thorougly th problems related to leadership and RCDF in...

Challenge to PEC Awards

Dear Editor I take my hat off to Andrew Radcliff & his legal colleagues for proposing a challenge to the PEC awards in Court and putting their legal expertise at the disposal of any body taking up such...

Arrest is not the solution

Dear Editor, Please publish this article, I read in Solomon Times news online regarding the issue of the burning down of the GPPOL Head office at GPPOL 2 station, and found out that there are bitter confusion...

Student Affairs at USP - Laucala

I have noticed over the past weeks that students blame various institution for failure to address their issues. During our time at USP its also touch. Therefore, am sympathise with the student. Please...

Leadership in Solomon Islands

My gratitude to all those whom have shared their views/opinions on this issue. Of course it is a very complex matter to deal with but, when we address each particular contributing factor to this issue...

Education attache

Dear Editor, Please can anyone confirm if the education attache is the former minister of educations rival in the Aoke/Langalange constituency. ...

Research - Way forward for SI Tertiary Students

The debate over USP students verses SI Government lack of attention to student issues has been on-going for some time now; I would also like to contribute to the discussions. I note that a lot of writers...

Education Attaché office, Suva

Dear Editor I wish to respond to Mr. Abdul's view on the above matter. Indeed one of the reasons why the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) was formed is to address issues regarding the welfare...

Leadership in Solomon Islands

Just to provide some light to Samson's thought of not "abolishing" RCDF but to transfer its administration to a certain independent body. I Indeed this was the thought in Hon. Patterson Oti's mind when...

Education Attache

Alot has been seen here about the Education Attache issue. Here I'd like to response to Abdul or whoever you think you are. I note you've stated SISA is the right body to consult but wait, this SISA which...

We Need Action

Thanks Andrew Tau for that. I do strongly believe in what you have said. Its about time we change our attitudes. Enough is enough, of watching greedy politicians fattening themselves. I would like to call...

Reserve seats for Women

The truth is no matter how much is put into reserving seats for women, it is still undemocratic. Might as well have reserve seats for youths, the unemployed, the marginalised, immigrants, minority population,...

Malaita Diamonds.

Collin Steven from England has stated some parts of Malaita to look for diamond deposits. i was born and raised in that part of malaita where he mentioned, there is no such thing like that. if you get...

Student Attache

In my persona l view, I think both parties (SISA and Student Attaché) are doing their job. If the Student Attaché is only a spokesperson for the government, then let it be. Another extra foreign office...

Leadership in Solomon Islands

Dear editor like to make a few comments in this discussion. My apologies first to Samson Viulu for misspelling your name Coming back to the discussion, on the outset my comments in relation to Giona's...

Leadership in Solo & RDCF

A very interesting discussion has been initiated about the use of RCDF in Solo. I view that it is only right to have guiding policies in place on how RCDF should be used (if it has not existed yet). The...

EDUCATION ATTACHE

This is just to present my view on issues raised against the office of the Education Attache here in Suva. I think that the authors have overlooked the fact that the Solomon Islands Students Association...

Response to Steve Kapivio: Why

One Steve S Kapivio needs to be reminded that no-one has disputed the quality of services that USP provides to its students, let alone demean the calibre of its lecturers in running its courses. It is...

Silence and Lack of action is killing Solomons

Like everyone else, I have been reading the parliament entitlement issue. I do not want to repeat what other writers have said against this increases. Except from my experience I'm pretty sure they are...

Leadership in Solomon Islands

Lets remove the word "abolish" of RCDF and introduce re-allocation of RCDF to be administered by government ministries and genuine NGOs. I guess that was my initial idea of abolishing RCDF from the control...

Spousal Grant

I just wanted to make a quick note on the above that while the recommendation of the Parliamentary House Committee may indeed unbinding to the actions and decisions of parliament, the fact that that process...

Public Hearing

Dear Editor, Recent parliamentary response mandated a public hearing into the PEC's decisions. What kind public nao olketa like herem moa ia? The voice of the Solomon Islands public is been made clear...

Spousal Grants

On the 17 July 2009 MP for Temotu Pateson Oti initiated a motion in parliament referring the recent terminal grant by the Parliaments Entitlements Commission (PEC) to the House Committee. The terminal...