UN peacekeepers medal awards

Dear Editor – The news, that five members of the RSIPF deployed as part of the United Nations & African Hybrid Mission (UNAMID) as Peacekeepers have recently been awarded the UN Peacekeepers Medal reflects great credit on the individual policemen but also reflects more widely on the Solomon Islands contribution to the UN Mission. The…

Education

Dear Editor – A piece of lamentation over our once renowned educational institutions was written to you by one J R Williams. His reflections or rather reminiscing on those good old days is something we and our leaders need to do from time to time, especially these days. A company statement I saw some years…

Clarification and simplification

Dear Editor – As a volunteer English teacher for many years in Thailand I always practiced being as concise and succinct as possible when teaching. I had many occasions to communicate some technical information to non-specific audiences and always asked myself whether every single word was necessary and whether it would be understood by students.…

Charity fund in RSIPF

Dear Editor – Thank you Francis Maelia for responding to my article released in the Island Sun News paper on Friday 19th May 2017, regarding the above subject. In fact our committees do not release any informations to the remaining current serving members of RSIPF, and the outgoing members that  the claim submitted to S.I.…

Tourism better alternative for Temotu?

Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) carried a story,Thursday, 25 May, 2017, which highlighted how communities in Temotu Province could greatly benefit from preserving their environment rather than through logging and mining. This is the news slot that caught my eye and I quote. “An environmental NGO says communities in Solomon Islands____ Temotu province can earn…

Gold Ridge – the contradictions

Dear Editor – According to the sub-committee on Gold Ridge released to the media gold mining will soon start to flow again from Gold Ridge. “As early as 2018” according to media statements issued by the same subcommittee. Activities connected with efforts to push start gold mining at Gold Ridge was confirmed in one of…

Choiseul on DBSI revitalization

Dear Editor – In Taro last week, Provincial Government Leaders, local business operators, community elders, women and youth representatives expressed their desire to see the DBSI Bank revived during a consultation and awareness meeting. Choiseul’s Premier, Jackson Kiloe, reportedly said the bank was an important institution that lent money to entrepreneurs in the country when…

Benefit from fabric

Dear Editor – It was reported in the Island SUN newspaper last week that the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), donated more than 33,000 yards of fabric worth around $SBD625,000 and handed over  the gift to the Prime Minister,  the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, at a ceremony held at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority…

Drama to highlight Selwyn College 46th anniversary

A drama depicting the old and new Selwyn College would be performed during next month’s 46th anniversary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM)-owned secondary school. Produced and directed by former student, local artist and musician Selwyn Do’oro, the drama would be shown as an audio-visual performance during the anniversary. As such he calls on…

Man yet to be identified

DEAD BODY GONE BAD BAD odour from an unclaimed body at the National Referral Hospital’s morgue has gone from bad to worse. The male body was that of a man killed in a hit-and-run accident in the early hours of last Saturday in the Kukum area. When the Solomon Star visited the morgue last night,…