Littering is a serious problem and detracts from the appearance of the nation's capital and often the comment of returning visitors to their home countries.
I extend my appreciation to the Honiara City Council for the enforcement of the Littering Ordinance and to the many volunteers who aid the Council in helping to clear away litter and plastic waste.
I do hope that the general public will take more pride in keeping the city clean and thereby contribute to a better and safer environment for all to enjoy.
I would also like to take the opportunity of thanking the community in Gizo who celebrated the recent "World Environment, World Ocean and Coral Triangle Day" by organizing a massive clean-up in Gizo town and in surrounding islets.
A lot of cans and plastic was removed from the environment and local business owners offered their vehicles to remove the unwanted rubbish,
Well done to all concerned, volunteers, tourist stakeholders and the provincial government.