School results should be released earlier

RESULTS of the standard six exams last year have finally been published in this paper today. Forms three and five results will come out in the next issues. These results show where students who sat for last year’s exams will be going this year. Over the past days, students and parents alike have been anxious…

Stop such brutal attack

The early morning attack on Brother George last Friday by some thugs should be condemned to its strongest term. It’s a cruel act coming from some selfish-minded people who are trying to take advantage of some few kind hearted people who are supporting the work of disable training in the country. Whoever, that is responsible…

Take heed of weather information

The cyclone season is now up on us. And so we can expect more rain, strong wind and rough seas. The weather office has issued warnings to the public especially those traveling by boat in open waters and those living by the river banks. Currently a tropical cyclone is affecting Tonga. Its impact is slowly…

Let’s build on what RAMSI gives

THE Governor General during his New Year’s message reminded us of the vulnerability state institutions are in. The Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has resuscitated our failed state back to its feet. The description of ‘fail state’ came about as a result of dysfunctional institutions within the machinery of the National Government.…

Let’s avoid last year’s failures

WE know too well some of the drama that happened last year. One of the issues that affected everyone including children, youths, parents and families was the teachers’ industrial strike action. That particular impasse greatly affected school children. A good portion of the academic year was useless. It can’t be wrong, some students who deserve…

An important year for our nation

NEW Year’s greetings and welcome back to our readers and advertisers! This is our first issue for this year after the two-day break we had on Wednesday and yesterday. 2013 has indeed gone down the memory lane. We are now into the third day of 2014. Like the future, we all don’t know what this…

Sort out teachers’ traveling allowances

Frustration, confusion and disappointment are some of the things going through most of the teachers residing in the urban centres especially in Honiara. This is because most of them have yet to receive their traveling allowances or if they did the amount is just unbearable because its just insufficient. Some of the teachers in Honiara…

Ship tragedy offers a big lesson

WE know everyone is excited about heading out to their villages at this time to spend Christmas with loved ones. But please don’t overload our ships. The sinking of MV Francis Gerena eight miles off Anuha island in the Central Province yesterday offered us a big lesson. The vessel, on its way to the northern…

Where are the council’s law enforcers?

BETEL nut vendors are again invading almost every corner of the city with their vending activities. Some of them are now doing it openly, right in front of shops and bus stops in central Honiara. The sale of betel nut is not illegal. But selling it along the main streets is. The Honiara City Council…

Mandela leaves one lesson for us

WHAT lesson can we draw from Nelson Mandela’s leadership? That’s the question many Solomon Islanders were asking yesterday when they learned of the passing of Mr Mandela, the former South African president. Mr Mandela, a man who needs no introduction, died quietly in the presence of family members in his Johannesburg home in South Africa.…