Assessment before planning

DEAR EDITOR – Spare me few lines to share my humble view on the OBE issue. Learning is a mutual process. Both teachers and students should be able to understand and learn from each other. Students should not alone listen and conscripted to follow instructions, but be able to share their views and opinion freely.…

Thanks to the Kiwis

LET’S thank the New Zealand Government and its people. The bailey bridge they’ve funded had been completed yesterday after a few weeks putting it together.It will open for use today. The completion of this temporary bridge is a huge boost to the flood recovery stage after the old bridge was destroyed in the April 3…

A scandal that must end

Solomon Islanders have every right to demand the removal of constituency development funds from their Members of Parliament. It’s becoming clear as day that the millions of dollars channeled through the MPs each year have not be used for their intended purpose. The result is the lack of development in the rural areas. Central Bank…

Fear of kina appreciation

LAST week, we discussed about fear of devaluation of Fiji dollar. This week our focus is on the fear of appreciation of Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s currency, the kina. Under a fixed exchange rate regime, the Fiji dollar can be up-valued or devalued only by central bank.  PNG has a floating exchange rate regime under…

Culture of Silence

DEAR EDITOR – “Silence is golden” so the saying goes. How true that is, is farfetched to prove. But this is a good virtue to embrace. Unfortunately it will be naive to ascribe to such a virtue if you are a leader of some sort in the society or community in which you live or…