Letters to the Editor Archive July 2010

Kurukuru Pacific Futsal Kings

As the upcoming futsal competition is at hand and all the pacific nations that will be competing are gearing up, I only hope the kurukuru team maintain its dominance in this indoor football game. And...

508 Candidates to Contest National Elections

Its very interesting to see more people contesting in the upcoming National Election. I hope new faces are elected into Parliament. Enough of the same faces. Vote wisely, get rid of the corrupt people....

Worrying TV interview

Having been a keen follower of Solomon Islands news internet sites, I have been constantly disgusted by seeing candidates who are trying to stand for the up and coming elections present themselves in a...

PCP and Fono

I'm just wondering about the usual boastful out-bursts of the former Central Kwara'ae MP and leader of Peoples Congress Party - PCP. He's always proud to mention his constituency's development model, and...

Moving Forward vs Bottom Up Approach

On 14th July, it was very interesting to read about Samuel Rahii's article on Bottom Up Approach in which he has revealed the true bottom up approach. Mr. Rahii has given us some practical steps to move...

The Courage of Dr Sikua

Dear editor With the up coming election, all minds in the people of the Solomon Islands will again be hoping that the incumbent Government is one free off corruption. This is also true of the international...

Promising the Moon and the stars!

It's quite a hot issue like a cake out of the oven-former MPs and some new kids on the block hitting the campaign trail with some too-good-to-be true promises like universities and multimillion dollar...

PM's Fiji Visit

Dear Editor, the Solomon Islands PMs propose visit to Fiji for the meeting with Fiji's PM is a decision which should be commended. It is a move that we should show to other countries not to be dictated...

Who is in charge?

I am wondered and confused about who is in charge of the 'Rural Livelihood Fund. Is it the Ministry of Rural Development as often preached by the Government or the individual MPs themselves? This is in...

A University and half truths

The most practical approach to setting up a university is to turn SICHE into one. The recent comments by Mathew Wale and Danny Phillip regarding the Malaita-university proposal are a perfect case of half...

Woman of Courage

I totally agree with the previous writer on the above topic. Ms Cathie Anilafa deserves such recognition. I work with her for the past five years at SI Red Cross. The commitment and determintion she...

Bottom Up Approach

The term Bottom Up Approach has been used by many people with regards to development but have come short of understanding the True Bottom Up Approach which is the reality of the issue. Politicians and...

The Government Promises

Thank you for allowing me a space in your paper. I Just want to say especially to the SI Government and generally the Politicians to think and know exactly what development are actually going to happen...

Sir Allan with flat hilux

The above caption as reported lately speak volumes of the kind of attitude and character the leader of the PAP party who is vying for another leadership role has displayed to you. Is this the kind of leader...

Assylum facility

If it creates jobs for local Solomon Islanders, that would be a bonus. Constructing the facility, man power at the facility, would be a great benefit. ...

Woman of Courage

Dear Editor, As we journey through life, there are only a few occasions in which we are rewarded. Some are rewarded in the education field, the sporting arena while others are rewarded for their service...

Green Party Charter

Dear Editor; a couple of weeks ago I wrote to the Solomon Times suggesting that a Solomon Island Green Party be formed. I have had quite a few enquiries for the Green Party (NZ) constitution from Solomon...

KO for the Kemakezas eminent?

KOs for the Kemakezas eminent? Thank you editor for inserting this article in your infamous column. The choice of title 'Knock - out (KO) for the Kemakezas eminent?' might sound absurd so to speak, as...

Bottom-UP- Approach

Thank you Dr. Tara for your analytical and thought provoking article that painted the true picture of the last four years. I pledge no addition or edition of your opinion but simply to ask those who are...

SIDP University in Malaita

If this is another wishful thinking by SIDP - or let alone outgoing Minister for Education and MP for Auki/Langa Langa constituency Mr. Mathew Wale. I heard this many many times over and over again and...

Bottom-Up Approach: Whose Bottom? Who/What is Approaching?

Whenever I hear the term, "Bottom-Up Approach," being invoked by politicians, my gut squirms with uneasiness. The term conjures uncomfortable images that make me ask: Whose bottom? Who, or what is approaching?...

Eight Years Imprisonment for Traditional Healer

Dear Editor, I read with disgust about the traditional healer who abused the trust of his clients in Solomon Times Online issue July 2nd. The picture was even more confusing when these two young females...

Telekom Prices

As a former department manager at Solomon Telekom, and keen follower of telecommunications issues globally, I was interested to read Charles DeRoller's recent letter explaining possible causes for higher...