Cash water and power

Dear Editor – Please help. I’m trying to top-up cash water and power using mobile banking 277 and it is useless. It seems it occurs especially on the weekends. Can Solomon Water and Solomon Power advise if they can make these services available at shops similar to the ones you can get top-ups from Solomon…

Corruption

Dear Editor – In a couple of recent letters of mine I made mention the fact that despite high-level parties in the Solomon Islands looking into how best to solve corruption there was no clear answer found to tackle the scourge of corruption, recently said to be Solomon Island’s Elephant. Three or four possible reasons…

The enduring faith

Dear Editor – As even time swiftly developments on Bangkok where I have found home for many years since leaving the Solomon Islands as long ago as 1999, I reflected on the many countries I was privileged to have served in as a policeman since 1959 and decided to turn to U Tube on my…

Rights of persons with disabilities

Dear Editor – Examining whether the rights of persons with disabilities are being adequately acknowledged and met. On several occasions last year, and indeed on numerous times in past years to my personal knowledge, calls were made locally to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities were accounted for in an inclusive and accessible way.…

Coping with food security 

Dear Editor – I read that some governments have been accused of having a ‘profound misunderstanding’ of the causes of poverty and food insecurity in their countries amidst the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.  Such charges I believe cannot be levelled against the Solomon Islands government, albeit the Leader of the Opposition has called for…

Well done Biosecurity

Dear Editor – Well done team, there are a lot more out there I hear in Honiara and the provinces. Now, how about some team including Biosecurity jumping on the Asian stores selling non-English food products.  When I challenged them, they said it was ‘OK’ because they had put a sign up “For Asian people…

Good sleep

Dear Editor – Getting less than seven hours of sleep can worsen diabetes type 2 symptoms Chanel Georgina writing the UK Daily Express today warns of getting too little sleep worsening symptoms for sufferers of diabetes type 2. Having read the piece my thoughts turned to the people in the Solomon Islands who might have diabetes…

Solution to stopping kwaso

Dear Editor – Theres a need to find a lasting solution to the brewing, sale and consumption of illicit ‘kwaso.” In the Solomon Islands the many problems arising from homebrew, or referred to locally as “kwaso”, are common and known to have persisted for many years without the illegal trade being stamped out. I have…

Crime trend

Dear Editor – A comprehensive review of crime trends and statistics awaited in the RSIPF’s Annual Report for 2020. Prior to the release of the RSIP’s annual report for 2020, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau in one of his recent press conferences told journalists that disturbances and disorderly behavior topped the local crime statistics for last…