US disability rights funds

Dear Editor – Once the DCCG ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), as indicated by the Prime Minister before he left for New York, it is likely the Solomon Islands will be able to apply for, and possibly, receive funds from the US based Disability Rights Fund (DRF). The…

Unbelievable, but it’s possible

Dear Editor – I read with excitement the above article in your recent publication. I remember joining others in an article on your paper asking the government to ignore calls by certain individuals with hidden agendas to deport Mr Yow. I said that we should give him time to prove himself and review his contract…

Teacher appreciation quotes

Dear Editor – It is encouraging to know that teachers throughout the nation commemorated the World Teachers’ Day in our country this week. Makira teachers will mark World teachers Day at Waimapuru NSS on 9th October  with various activities for fun and leisure. World Teachers day is an event held annually on October 5th since…

Prove it Tua’ta

Dear Editor – I am writing in respond to an article in your paper issue 5991 05/2015 by Takika Tuata, threatening the premier of Renbel. Let me remind you Tuata that the premier and his executive were carrying out their duties in accordance to what is expected out from them as the mandated government of…

Where is China town?

Dear Editor – After independence in 1978, the China town in Honiara is between MHMS and Honiara High School. Today the entire Honiara City is now known as China town. From my observations, I started to see Chinese moving into the residential areas with their big shops. This is not bad but it is a…

Noise in the name of Christ

Dear Editor – It has become a practice that religious groups use the name of Christ to make unnecessary noise through loud music throughout late night hours. This is of real disturbance to many people who would like to have their night rest. It is understood that making unnecessary loud noise after 10 pm is…

Cultural event

Dear Editor – Wish to acknowledge the two schools in Honiara for the hosting of their cultural event last week. Culture forms part of our society and its important that our children must also learn each others culture. Wherever you go, culture cannot be ignored because its part our us. So the move by King…

It’s not Abana but Parapolo

Dear Editor – Gratefully allow me space under your editorial column to highlight and correct the wrong profile information given about the two national leaders on our National Parliament website. I was browsing through our national Parliament website (http://www.parliament.gov.sb/index.php?q=node/833)  for research purposes. My researching on our former and current Members of Parliament resulted with locating…

Customer service policy: Disability rights

Dear Editor – The People with Disability Solomon Islands organisation’s president Casper Fa’asala in a statement he made over Radio New Zealand International’s Dateline Pacific news programme a few days ago commented on the lack of accessibility for disabled persons to buildings, shops and banks in Honiara. Major banks, and their subsidiaries, are generally committed…