Coping with food security 

Dear Editor – I read that some governments have been accused of having a ‘profound misunderstanding’ of the causes of poverty and food insecurity in their countries amidst the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.  Such charges I believe cannot be levelled against the Solomon Islands government, albeit the Leader of the Opposition has called for…

His legacy lives on

On Tuesday, the country paid tribute to Late Sir Paul Tovua following his death last Friday. To honour this great leader, Late Sir Paul was accorded an ‘Official’ Funeral on Tuesday where his body Lay In-State at the Parliament chamber. Leaders of the country and the public got the opportunity to pay their last respect to him. Late Sir…

MULTI-LINGUALISM AND SPEAKING ENGLISH 

Why is it that an unschooled villager or kid, unassisted by a teacher, picks up and speaks another language with not much difficulty? Why is it that a schooled person, assisted by a professional teacher for many years, finds it difficult to speak English fluently? If the techniques of learning another language effectively in a…

Well done Biosecurity

Dear Editor – Well done team, there are a lot more out there I hear in Honiara and the provinces. Now, how about some team including Biosecurity jumping on the Asian stores selling non-English food products.  When I challenged them, they said it was ‘OK’ because they had put a sign up “For Asian people…

Good sleep

Dear Editor – Getting less than seven hours of sleep can worsen diabetes type 2 symptoms Chanel Georgina writing the UK Daily Express today warns of getting too little sleep worsening symptoms for sufferers of diabetes type 2. Having read the piece my thoughts turned to the people in the Solomon Islands who might have diabetes…

Solution to stopping kwaso

Dear Editor – Theres a need to find a lasting solution to the brewing, sale and consumption of illicit ‘kwaso.” In the Solomon Islands the many problems arising from homebrew, or referred to locally as “kwaso”, are common and known to have persisted for many years without the illegal trade being stamped out. I have…

Young rape victims must be protected

THERE is a growing perception that rape cases amongst young girls in our communities are on the rise. This perception appears to be true, judging by the number of cases being brought before the court in recent times and a number of reports released by police.  There are no figures to support one way or…

WHO CAN WE TRUST?

POLICE COMMISSIONER Mostyn Mangau dropped a real bombshell this week. More than $300, 000 entrusted to police have disappeared. The information was known to the police hierarchy since September last year. In October, a month later, when the box with a combination lock was finally opened, not a trace of the money was left. The…