Category Frank Short

A closing year’s observations and commentary

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Dear Editor, Please consider this letter. Yours sincerely, Frank Short As 2021 ebbs to its close and soon there will emerge a new dawn at the start of 2022, I would like to say a few words before the year…

Creating productive atoll soils

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Dear Editor, Please give your consideration to this letter. Yours sincerely, Frank Short Many of Solomon Islands atolls are suffering more and more from sea rise occasioned by climate change and I believe people living on such atolls are increasingly…

Australia reviewing kava import restrictions

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Dear Editor, You might wish to consider this story. Yours sincerely: Frank Short Recent sales of Kava in the Solomon Islands will have encouraged local growers to increase their yields and earn more income. The latest news from Radio New…

Considering the needs of persons with disabilities

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Dear Editor, Please give your consideration to this letter. Writing in the Solomon Times last week, Jeremy Gwao, the journalist with a human touch to his reports, mentioned earlier this year the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) had said governments should…

Environmental protection and green tourism

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Dear EditorPlease consider this letter.Yours sincerelyFrank Short Environmental protection and green tourismMiss Solomon Islands, Gladys Habu, said during the World Environment Day, “Protecting our environment is important and as Islanders, we know very well why.” “As a nation, our environment…

Treatment for diabetic foot ulcers

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The killer, invisible disease, will remain a threat until possibly a vaccine is found to end the pandemic now sweeping the world. To-date the Solomon Islands and its people remain free from coronavirus and it reassuring that the National Referral…