Safety at sea

Dear Editor – Living in the Solomon Islands and especially in the more isolated reaches of the country surrounded all around by the vast stretches of the Pacific Ocean it is naturally a normal day-to-day occurrence for local people to travel by small boats or motorized canoes to reach their destinations or go fishing. While…

Vatud ward games 2018

Dear Editor – As an indigenous of Vanikoro Island, I could not imagine the omission of Vanikoro Island from having a share in the funds distributed to wards in Vatud by Vatud MP and her so-called administration group to hold ward tournament on January, 2018. I call on Vatud MP and her administration group to…

Togamae clinic

Dear Editor – I have become aware that a new Emergency Clinic will be opening its doors very soon in Honiara. The clinic to be called the Togamae Private Emergency Clinic will be under the supervision of Dr Pedical Togamae and services will cover general outpatient care, emergency treatment and lab services, including conducting malaria…

Why so many religions

Dear Editor – The existence of so many religions and the claim that all religions lead to God without question confuses many who are earnestly seeking the truth about God, with the end result sometimes being that some despair of ever reaching the absolute truth on the subject. Or they end up embracing the Universalist’s…

GPAs

Dear Editor – I understand the Ministry of Education is in the process of releasing names of scholarship recipients to the public. As a parent, I am asking the ministry that each scholarship recipient should have his or her GPA published besides his or her name. This is so that the public could see whether…

Examination markers’ payment

Dear Editor – We have been promised by the director of NESU that last year would be different from the other years and that our payment should be processed before results will be released and that Ministry of Education has already secured money from AusAid for this annual activity. However, that has not happened and…

Money is life versus water is life

Dear Editor – As we have known this term for ages “WATER IS LIFE”, there are uncertainties that this phrase is appropriate for others. There are a lot of complaints about water problems and water pollution around communities in Solomon Islands and communities struggle to survive due to water shortage and water pollution. The big…

Education begins at home

Dear Editor – We are just a little over a week away from the beginning of the new school term. It isn’t too early to be considering school gear today. In fact, hundreds of parents may have already begun this exercise some time ago. As thousands of students around the country continue to enjoy the…

God must be loved for Himself

Welcome to the ‘Thought for the Week’ column as we venture into this New Year, 2018. Last week, we read and hear from all media outlets of a leader of a cult movement who made a prophecy to his followers and not fulfilled. The leader of this so-called movement and others similar movements used the…