Daylight robbery tarnishes our image

BUSINESS houses must take extra precaution when sending employees to deposit large amounts of cash with the banks. This is important in light of recent incidents of large amounts of cash being snatched from employees who were on their way to the banks. The latest incident occurred Monday, outside Westpac Bank, Point Cruz (see report…

Support to empower our rural women

Last week womens group from in and around Gizo in the Western province celebrated their achievement after establishing savings club in their various communities. There have been success stories of the positive results that have been reaped from the seeds that they have planted through the little money that these women have saved. Dr Alice…

Has OBE been successful?

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Sick officers still paid

DEAR EDITOR – The RSIPF would like to respond to allegations raised by a former retired police officer in the Solomon Star 15 June 2014. This was in relation to sick police officers receiving their salaries in sick bed while away from work. Apparently, in 2012 the RSIPF through its administration branch had conducted a…

Outcome based education – reform

I would like to acknowledge John Iromea and Jay A Taunau for sharing their views on Outcome Based Education (OBE) in the past Solomon Star issues. Although looking at different representations of any curriculum reform, their discussions had provided good information with sound arguments concerning OBE reform in the Solomon Islands. I hope their discussions…

WHY MALAITA LAGS BEHIND IN DEVELOPMENT

My Column in last Friday’s paper on what vocal Malaitans really want in terms of development drew quite a following. As expected, the social media network, Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) led the pack in attacking me personally and in some postings, threats were made against me. Of course no one expects anything less nor…

Truth about the chemical spill

I refer to the above article in your local news column of your paper in yesterday’s issue where the CEO of FSII, Benjamin Afuga claimed that he had unsuccessfully attempted to talk to our management over the incident. That claim is pure nonsense. Our telephone lines and e-mail contacts are open around the clock and…

The World Cup is here – Enjoy it

THE 2014 World Cup is here – host Brazil taking on Croatia in the opening match. This brings an end to the long wait of the nation’s football lovers, who have been eagerly waiting to see their teams and stars shine out on the world stage. We thank Our Telekom for bringing the tournament free…