Category Frank Short

A look at the informal sector in the Solomon Islands

Honiara Central market

Prompted by His Excellency the Governor-General’s new year address to the nation last week when he touched upon the informal sector, urban drift, rural unemployment and the need for vocational skills training, I have been contemplating on what he said…

Pursuing national unity

Former Police Commissioner of RSIPF Frank Short 1

The Prime Minister, the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, used his Christmas address to once again call for national unity, citing the examples of Christian teaching and belief in meeting the challenges that life’s ups and downs bring about. It is a…

Warning about the future of the planet

Bushfire

Solomon Islands and the world awake today (Wednesday 1 January 2020) to a new year and a new decade in which humanity risk irreparably damaging the Earth with climate change inaction. His Royal Highness Prince William spoke on the eve…

A Christmas tale

Former Police Commissioner of RSIPF Frank Short 1

Inspired a little by the Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, I would like to share with you a true story of a past occasion when circumstances were not as bright as today for a policeman stationed in Naha. I should…