Has OBE been successful?

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Sick officers still paid

DEAR EDITOR – The RSIPF would like to respond to allegations raised by a former retired police officer in the Solomon Star 15 June 2014. This was in relation to sick police officers receiving their salaries in sick bed while away from work. Apparently, in 2012 the RSIPF through its administration branch had conducted a…

Correctional Services trip to Fiji

DEAR EDITOR – As correctional officers concern, we believe it is our right under the constitution to express our concern regarding the visit that was approved by the Commissioner of Correctional to Lotus Fiji that two acting deputy commissioners have taken. Our concern is that, is the trip value for money? Is it necessary for…

Assessment before planning

DEAR EDITOR – Spare me few lines to share my humble view on the OBE issue. Learning is a mutual process. Both teachers and students should be able to understand and learn from each other. Students should not alone listen and conscripted to follow instructions, but be able to share their views and opinion freely.…

The art of living: Respect

DEAR EDITOR – There are a lot of spiritual speakers and self-help experts as we know now. I am not trying to be one, but I feel relieved in sharing the little inspirations which springs within me. As long as it touches one heart and triggers another one’s thinking will give me the satisfaction of…

The art of living – sharing

DEAR EDITOR – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I wonder if happiness too is in the heart of its beholder.  If a person is asked to define happiness probably the best he could say or do is find a synonym of this particular word. Happiness is not a verb to be defined;…

Culture of Silence

DEAR EDITOR – “Silence is golden” so the saying goes. How true that is, is farfetched to prove. But this is a good virtue to embrace. Unfortunately it will be naive to ascribe to such a virtue if you are a leader of some sort in the society or community in which you live or…

Vote wisely this time

DEAR EDITOR – I would like to register here a few comments to all voters for the upcoming National General Election. These are not mere comments but are educational comments that need to be seriously considered. We have heard a lot of “Vote Wisely”. What does that really mean? It simply means, making a good…

“Speaker scrutinised”

DEAR EDITOR – The above headline on the front page of your Sunday (08/06/’14) Star edition refer. This is not surprising. The allegation is on a ‘business as usual’ subject in so far as our national leaders are concerned. Even if the Leadership Code Commission were to find that there is a case to answer,…

Please revive RIPEL

DEAR EDITOR – One of the countries’s larding industries, government tax contributor and economy booster was the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL). RIPEL bosses have been trying all their best to negotiate with the government over the years to ensure the resumption and or paying off of RIPEL. Government’s after governments seem to shrug…