Reaction to US withdrawal on climate deal

Dear Editor – In a press release yesterday, Solomon Islands Prime Minister expresses his disappointment and dismay at the recent announcement by the President of the United States of America – Donald Trump on the intention of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In his press release, the PM said, “To date…

Julian Moti

Dear Editor – Someone just sent me the opinion piece of Jimsyn Diodi that you ran.  I would like you to publish an answer to that, please. Dear Mr Diodi, Thank you for your letter (article?) to the editor. It is for people such as you that I wrote the book ‘Redeeming Moti’ and your…

Development context

Dear Editor – I was not in a good position to aware of the Solomon Islands development context as we ready to adopt this new Federal System. There are still a lot of mix feelings among people today concerning how do we excel to this new chapter. I wrote about the development context for our…

Market lock-up shops

Dear Editor – If you are already a victim or if you are thinking of tendering for one of them then I suggest you be very careful and make a wise decision as only the highest bidders will be accepted. As preached and baptized with the establishment of the lock-up shops, a fair and equal…

Reef robbers head home

Dear Editor – This piece of news is more heartwarming than the one I previously commented on. The fines imposed and still to be charged on those captains are more realistic than the previous SBD$800. That fine of US$100 as previously reported on would be unreasonable, even to the ignorant person in our country. Those…

PPP vs Timber rights hearing

Dear Editor – The importance and what will be the impact of public private partnership (PPP) development strategy as lucidly stated by former PPP consultant, Peter Forau in SS 7/5/2017, should not be ignored by both national and provincial leaders in the country. In my opinion, the intention of the public private partnership (as a…

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.…