Letters to the Editor Archive January 2010

Multi-million road improvement project

I would like to comment in support of the points raised by Jack Waisi regarding the proposed engagement of local manpower in the construction of roads in Makira, under the current multi-million road improvement...

Makira Road Rehabilitation

I read with much excitement the recent announcement of the SIG and multi-donor funding arrangement for the Makira road rehabilitation project. This arrangement has been a long overdue wait for our good...

Women's Party

While appreciating the hard work and effort put forth by our SI women into the creation of the so-called "Women's Party", there is far more work to be done. I hardly heard of any parallel women's' party...

Natural Disaster, no time to waste

It is the time for those people who are living close to the river banks to think, using the God given brain to analysis what the future tells when it comes to the flood. They, now should realised to move...

Increase in Fees-KGVI NSS

While everyone appreciates the move the Free Fee Education, there are effects being felt on the higher level. Take for instance KG VI School, has opted to increase form 4-7 fees of about or more than...

Makira Road Improvement

Hey, This is a great news for the people of makira. we have been waited for this same promises for the past decades. Please, contract specilaist contractors to do better jobs. the roads in Makira now...

Women's Party

Women are far out-numbered, neglected and ignored for so long. The long absence of women in the solomon's legislature may have been our demise given our political instability in recent years. While I...

Cattle Rehabilitation in SI Stalled Again

I read with deep regret the recent news posting in the Solomon Star by the Acting Director of Livestock; that the proposed project for cattle to be brought in from Australia may not be possible this year,...

Learn & Play team victorious

Thank you for allowing me a little space in your editor's column to publish this 'own-reflection' article in reference to the above. Honestly, I could not hold back my emotions after learning through the...

Flooding

I sympathize with families and members who are badly affected by the continuous flooding and rain. Particularly to the family who lost two children. It is a great lost. I can feel it as I experience similar...

Bridges Destroyed by Flooding

Dear Editor, I read with a heavy heart about the recent and not for the first time, precious young lives, homes, and infrastructure that were lost or damaged due to flush flooding by some our significant...

Telekom Infrastructure sharing

What a strange reaction to the issue of shared infrastructure. In most countries this is seen as a good thing to do. When a new provider enters a market and shares the existing infrastructure it pays the...

Women Political Party Formed

Congradulations indeed women to have their own party. However, this is a strategy that can be counter productive to women gaining support. What potential women should do is to dwell on a party that creates...

Government Decision on Illegal Logging Irresponsible

The dilemmas surrounding the logging industry and circumstances of the recent undertakings are not new. May be charging a group people in the process may be one way as Pedical has suggested. However, it...

Women Political Party Formed

Thanks for allowing me space to share this little thought in reference to the above'women form political party. Thumps-up for the courage and vision displayed by the women who engineered and teamed up...

Daylight Thieves

Dear editor, The recent issue of warning for the Asian logger instead of taking legal actions against it is really a WORST response in times where the nation is trying to do away with corruption. This...

Our Party

The Political party 'Our Party' seemed to have some of the feared figures in the Sogavare led Government which I fear if they come into power will see Julian Moti as next AG, their anti-Australian rhetoric...

Sasako not Credible?

Sasako is not an investigative journalist, but rather an analyst and commentator, who wish to stir issues in government circles and educate his readers on mishaps or successes within the echelons of public...

Government Decision on Illegal Logging Irresponsible

These loggers need to be charged. I think there is another under table dealing where by certain people within the ministry are getting some good rewards from those companies. Who knows??? ...

Sasako Not Credible

I for one am not giving Sasako a thumbs up. After all his 'cash for comments' articles for Pheonix International, I find the credibility of Sasako sadly lacking. He says he is an investigative journalist,...

Bemobile to Negotiate use of Telekom Infrastructure

Just been hearing that Bemobile wish to negotiate with Our Telekom for the use of the latters infrastructure. Is Bemobile serious!? They must be kidding themselves. I as a customer wish to see Bemobile...

Thumps up to Sasako

I agree with Mr Viulu. Keep digging Mr Sasako, fully supported your investigation. Truth hurts once it comes out to light. Whatever is been done in the dark will certainly come shouting on the roof tops....

Logger warned but not charged

I can not belive my eyes reading through 'the logger warned but not charged'. A lot have been written about thieves in Honiara and yet a daylight thief found red hand worth thousands of dollars was not...

Sasako Vs DPP

Good effort Sasako on the above issue. Just some few points I wants some clarifications on. Sasako mention in one of his articles in the Solomon Star that there are new Evidence(s) available that allege...

Sasako v DPP

I urge Mr. Alfred Sasako to keep on cracking the case. If there is corruption involve then the person responsible must be dealt with accordingly. It's either corruption or our Prosecution office is incompetent...

Thumbs Up to Sasako

I salute you Mr. investigative journalist for the job well done in uncovering the half truths with regards to the untimely death of that very innocent young man due to negligence of the said culprits....

Police raid on illegal beer outlet

The Police has done a good job. It is a normal and routine operation. But when will these type of raids lasts? The increasing existence in the number of illegal beer outlets in well-known and notable...

Police raid on illegal beer outlet

I wish to support what Mr. Michael Aike has said in support of the arrest of the 57 years old who has been arrested by Police at West Kola recently. Whilst appreciating the Police action I must join Michael...

Sasako

Mr sasako you need to investigate properly before coming out in the media claiming that Carol is the driver. How do you know? you need to investigate your self before poking your nose into this issue.If...

Police raid on illegal beer outlet

I salute the Police for the job well done. However, the 57 year old man from Tawanaora at West Kola is a first time offender unlike his other relatives operating at Bahai and other spots in Honiara who...

When will People's Voices Be Taken Seriously By Responsible Authorities?

The question raised by Isaac is one which cannot be answered fully with a single answer. When it comes to affairs that deals with money people including our leaders can make very unpopular decisions....

Telecommunications

What is going on here? People wanted competition in the telecommunications sector, and now that it is going to happen, all they can do is complain. But about what? There is no reason to think that there...

Moti a Free Man

Dear Editor, While Moti is jumping with glee on being freed, nothing postive comes to mind when I think about the man. He was a devisive force in Solomon Islands and should not be welcomed. We do not...

Contacting stamp collectors in Solomons

Any stamp collector interested in exchanging their used postage stamps for world stamps, can send 30 to 100 different and receive the same quanity back in world stamps. Kindly mail to: C. K. Leong, 5001...

When will People's Voices Be Taken Seriously By Responsible Authorities?

Please allow me a little space in your column to express this personal 'Question'. Over the past gone years until present, so much has been said about some of the very bad(poor) decisions made by our...

BeMobile

If i am to buy a fleet of cars to sell or to be used by my family, friends or people I know who really trust me and if I have a choice to buy either Toyota or BeCar, Which one should I buy? Most likely...

Climate change still happening despite hackers

Proclaimations of the demise of climate change are unfortunately premature. There appears to be politically motivated action to undermine the science of climate change. Because of this campaign, the University...

National Referral Hospital

Over the past month, I have visited the hospital 3 times with various family members with for different illness reasons. On all occasions that we first attended we were told that there were no doctors...

Bemobile v's Digicel

Great to see our company bemobile winning the bid to supply mobile services in Solomon Islands. Does this mean they have given up in PNG? Their new contract requires them to bring coverage to 81% of our...

prayers for the Solomon Islands

Dear Editor: All affected by the landslides and tsunami are in our thoughts and prayers. Solomon Islands, please pray the little prayer at www.de-vrouwe.net every day. Thank you. Sincerely, ...

Interventions and the Moti Affair

It is very obvious that the Australian ruling class wants the littoral states to develop in the accepted World-Bank-sponsored manner. It is equally obvious that the ruling elites of the littoral states...

Digicel is better prepared to operate in SI than Bemobile

My job as an infrastructure officer brings me to many parts of the Solomons. While I was up in the Eastern Outter Islands (Temotu province) during one of my tours last year I'd found out a group of Digicel...

In addition to Why bemobile and not Digicel

As a concern citizen of the Solomon Islands I would like to add a comment in relation to the topic: Why bemobile and not Digicel. I have been studing in Fiji (Fulton College) for about two years now and...