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.…

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…

Please help!

Dear Editor  – I visited Honiara in 1990 I believe to assist in clean up of unexploded ordinance. I met a tribal Chief who was married to a British government official, her first name was Mary and she was a focal point contact for that clean up coordination. I know the information is weak but…

Education

Dear Editor – Before and for a few years after independence HTI {Honiara Technical Institute [Kukum Campus]}, Penatena Teachers training college, TS Ranandi marine training school and KG6 secondary school as well as a few other schools were so well regarded restrictions were put on the number of overseas students allowed to attend to ensure…