OBE reform – a catastrophe

Dear Editor – I WISH to make some clarifications on the subject, which appeared in your paper by John Iromea. As he touched on a very important issue in our education system, I wish to write and share also my personal limited understanding of the OBE. First OBE is an approach not to change the…

Retiring Cathy

Dear Editor – I wish to share my view on the premature calling of retirement for Catherine Anilafa from the Solomon Islands Red Cross Children school. Catherine is the current head mistress of the Special development centre since 70s, and although she deserves a retirement now, I as a parent representing all the others thinks…

Collecting of ID cards

Dear Editor – In the past days, a Guadalcanal MP has been through his community agents collecting ID cards from people in villages of his constituency. The real motive behind this exercise is not known to us constituents. According to the agents when collecting the ID cards, they claim that distribution of food and relief…

West Honiara MP’s honesty

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OBE reform

Dear Editor – Since this is a very important change that will affect our education system, though my status as a street sweeper not worthy of contributing to the issue, as a parent and a concerned Solomon Islanders, I feel it would be a failure of my side if I do not contribute as directed…

Mbokonavera school

Dear Editor- It is now six weeks after the flash floods had destroyed parts of the city and people since evacuated to Mbokonavera school and are still there till now. As a parent whose child is in one of the examination classes, I am really concerned after the lack of communication from Honiara City Council…

From the Australian High Commissioner’s Desk

One of my favourite things to do in Honiara is to wander through the central market on a Saturday morning.  It’s the heartbeat of the city, full of colour, noise and movement, and a demonstration of the enterprise of Solomon Islanders.  Of course, it’s also a great place to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables,…

Lessons from April disaster

Dear Editor – Last week, students at Mbokonavera High School expressed their frustration at the authorities for allowing evacuees to continue to occupy their classrooms. Many outside Honiara City are complaining of delays in the receipt of relieve assistance from NDMO (National Disaster Management Office) including shortage of food. Thousands of our people are still…

Where are the school materials?

Dear Editor – I am one of the guardians and a parent who is seriously concern and sadly acknowledge the manner in which the adviser of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development has continued to delay the distribution of school materials to schools throughout the country, so much so that it is now…