Temotu teachers travel allocation

Dear Editor – Please allow me to reply the Principal Education Officer (Mr. Philip Arofa Niusilani) of Temotu Province on the topic Temotu Teachers Allocation Payout 2013-2014 which appears in the Editor’s column in your paper on Monday 20th January 2014 (Issued No: 5407). Firstly, as a Senior Officer of Temotu Province, Mr. Arofa’s letter…

Free and fair election

Dear Editor – We are now in the general election year and we now begin to hear a lot of talks by groups, said to be advocates, of free and fair elections in regards to the coming national election. It is good to cause people to beware of what to do when the time comes.…

Kuma missed the whole point

Dear Editor – I really sympathize with Kuma and those whose views he is trying to represent in his contribution to the current debate on the question, “who should take the responsibility to pay the former attorney general for his forced removal from Solomon Islands in December 2007?” Unfortunately, he missed the whole point of…

SIDT without Roughan

Manedika: We are now living out the legacy our founder left behind. It’s hard to imagine Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) moving forward without the presence and guidance of its late founder Dr John Roughan. But three months on after Roughan’s passing last October, SIDT director Longden Manedika said they are now living out the…

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread.…

Goodbye lanterns, welcome solar

“DUSK is here, I need my lights on.” The voice was frail and soft. No one was nearby to hear the delicate call. She could not raise her voice no-more. Ellen was in her late 60s and current technology was obviously new for an old lady. Ellen had been using a wee solar panel set…