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…

Cuban graduate doctors

Dear Editor – Please DCCG, do not send any more local students to study medicine in Cuba.  Cuba graduate doctors are a disgrace to the profession. Their parents and guardians might disagree but I think that’s a fact because I have witnessed it firsthand. As an admitted patient, I am very fearful when they treat…

Beu, we are not outsiders

Dear Editor – In response to Beu’s interview on Radio New Zealand, 22 May 2017, I’m writing in my capacity as a mutually concerned Temotu Leader and a Land Owner on Nendo (Santa Cruz). On the onset, Beu let us remind you that we are not outsiders. Outsiders are the miners that your government brought…

Thanks Solrice

Dear Editor – Though East Medical Centre as a rule does not go publically on our services, as Nick Ellis of Solrice Ltd thanked us publically (SST & IS Monday 22 May) we feel obliged to return the same. East Medical Centre sincerely thanks Mr Nick Ellis and Solrice Ltd for taking the enormous humanitarian…

Solrice support for the kids

Dear Editor – Attached is a picture of the beautiful children from the recent tragedy involving the death of their mother at the hands of their father and are now under the care of Aunty Lydia. The picture shows the children at the East Medical Centre in Honiara awaiting Dr Nathan Kere to examine and…

No UK calls to Malaita

Dear Editor – Over the past 4 week period, I (now living in United Kingdom but in the past for over 2 years working in the Solomon Islands) have been unable to make telephone calls from UK to numbers in Malaita Province. Over a similar period, my text messages have not been received, although I…

Squatter settlements

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) in a news bulletin Wednesday 17 May, announced that the Solomon Islands Government has created a taskforce to deal with squatter settlements in an around Honiara. RNZI said the taskforce was established following recent unrest to the west of the city after police tried to enact a…

Damages at Natagera village

Dear Editor – I was informed by mobile phone from Natagera village on Santa-Ana Island that on early Saturday morning 6th of May 2017 very rough seas associated with very strong winds and heavy rain badly devastated Natagera village shorelines, removing heaps of white sandy beaches and first line of sago palm houses were partly…