Clarification and simplification

Dear Editor – As a volunteer English teacher for many years in Thailand I always practiced being as concise and succinct as possible when teaching. I had many occasions to communicate some technical information to non-specific audiences and always asked myself whether every single word was necessary and whether it would be understood by students.…

Charity fund in RSIPF

Dear Editor – Thank you Francis Maelia for responding to my article released in the Island Sun News paper on Friday 19th May 2017, regarding the above subject. In fact our committees do not release any informations to the remaining current serving members of RSIPF, and the outgoing members that  the claim submitted to S.I.…

Tourism better alternative for Temotu?

Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) carried a story,Thursday, 25 May, 2017, which highlighted how communities in Temotu Province could greatly benefit from preserving their environment rather than through logging and mining. This is the news slot that caught my eye and I quote. “An environmental NGO says communities in Solomon Islands____ Temotu province can earn…

Choiseul on DBSI revitalization

Dear Editor – In Taro last week, Provincial Government Leaders, local business operators, community elders, women and youth representatives expressed their desire to see the DBSI Bank revived during a consultation and awareness meeting. Choiseul’s Premier, Jackson Kiloe, reportedly said the bank was an important institution that lent money to entrepreneurs in the country when…

Benefit from fabric

Dear Editor – It was reported in the Island SUN newspaper last week that the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), donated more than 33,000 yards of fabric worth around $SBD625,000 and handed over  the gift to the Prime Minister,  the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, at a ceremony held at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority…

Please help!

Dear Editor  – I visited Honiara in 1990 I believe to assist in clean up of unexploded ordinance. I met a tribal Chief who was married to a British government official, her first name was Mary and she was a focal point contact for that clean up coordination. I know the information is weak but…

The Third Beatitude

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the Sermon on the Mount. This week, we discuss the third of the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). I believe that you’ve been blessed and gain new insights on the beatitude from what we have discuss so far. Stay with me…

Education

Dear Editor – Before and for a few years after independence HTI {Honiara Technical Institute [Kukum Campus]}, Penatena Teachers training college, TS Ranandi marine training school and KG6 secondary school as well as a few other schools were so well regarded restrictions were put on the number of overseas students allowed to attend to ensure…

Cuban graduate doctors

Dear Editor – Please DCCG, do not send any more local students to study medicine in Cuba.  Cuba graduate doctors are a disgrace to the profession. Their parents and guardians might disagree but I think that’s a fact because I have witnessed it firsthand. As an admitted patient, I am very fearful when they treat…