Shining light leaves the world

KARI Boto was one of this world's shining lights.She devoted her life to telling the truth to the people of Africa as an executive with the BBC World Service.

KARI Boto was one of this world's shining lights.

She devoted her life to telling the truth to the people of Africa as an executive with the BBC World Service.

As someone who was very active and who enjoyed sporting challenges, she regularly swam in the sea off Felixstowe.

What happened on Wednesday morning may remain a mystery for ever, but it is clear that something catastrophic caused her death.

Her husband, well-respected consultant Tom Boto, and their three children are of course devastated by her death.

But the news will also cause great sadness over a much wider area - the family supports 30 children in Uganda, Mr Boto's homeland.

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During her life, Mrs Boto made a tremendous difference for people all over the world.

As her family mourn her death today they can, at least, take comfort in the fact that Kari Boto has left a legacy that makes the world a better place.

IT is time the Levington footpath fences were taken down - at least until a solution is worked out.

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Unit should go back to square one, meet the parish council and interested residents, take into account the county council's views, and look at the problems and a range of possible answers.

It may be fences are the solution. They are used in other parts of the Suffolk countryside - and when there was uproar at Newbourne Springs reserve many years ago, few people now hardly notice the fenced off areas.

But at Levington, villagers have far deeper concerns.

They are not convinced there is a problem with disturbance to wildlife, and fear there is a long-term agenda to deprive them of their rights to use the riverside path.

The time has come for a rethink. The coast and heath staff have egg on their face - the public's opinion of them would be much improved if they were to start this project again and do it right.

WHAT kind of people run the OCR examination board?

When a teacher at Claydon High made a mistake and handed out the wrong exam paper their main instinct was not to criticise the school - but to blame a 16-year-old boy who complained about wasting time doing the wrong paper.

And the OCR showed its total lack of faith in teenagers by saying it would assume Sam Scott had revealed the contents of the paper to friends and colleagues - even though he has said repeatedly that he has not.

Sam's family contacted the Star to tell us about the mistake at the school. He has never talked about the contents of the exam paper, but the bosses at the OCR seem totally unable to accept that.

If those responsible for the education of our young people have so little faith in the youth of the 21st century, what hope is there for the future of this country?