The Solomon Islands' Medical Student association (SIMSA) would like to pass on their sincere condolences to family members, relatives and fellow work mates of late John Eric Taika who was called to rest on the 30th of April.

We do know the the burden of losing someone so close like late John as it was just last month that we encountered the same scenario this end when one of our members died.

The contributions rendered by late John during his time at the National Training Unit has seen a lot of changes in our country in their own ways. Many people who have successfully gone through the system and who are now working in various sectors in our country must have at one time stumble upon the hectic processes that late John and his mates at NTU had to brave to see their trainning overseas done smoothly.

A job at a national unit like NTU is tiring by the look of how things are done to get training for the government work force going at a consistent level.

Sometimes we students fail to acknowledge the hard work rendered by our friends at the national training unit and we tend to go beyond to the extent where we tend to be really noisy.

But while issues on the side ways must be left to be with at their appropriate time, we must acknowledge the contribution of late John Taika in the processes that had been done over the years in seeing to it that our welfare in foreign institutions like FSM are dealt with accordingly.

Such a sudden loss gives us a time to ponder on all the positive contribution he has brought.

It is our sincere hope and prayer that you will find comfort at this time of sorrow.

By Harold Maesulia
Public Relations Officer, SIMSA Executive.
For the President and SIMSA members