Aust climate change policy

I was surprised to read in last Friday’s Solomon Star that the Australian High Commissioner Dr. Strahan said he is proud of his government’s climate change policies. Australian leaders, when they are not in Canberra waving pieces of coal in Parliament like to claim they are part of the Pacific Family; Australia is our kind…

Covid vaccine 

Dear Editor – In the UK on Friday, Harriet Brewis writing in the Evening Standard says the woman who helped shape the UK Government’s Covid mass vaccination efforts has said she wants to see vaccines replaced with “improved formats” such as nasal sprays or pills. I wish to quote the article.  Kate Bingham, who led…

Schools urged not to panic 

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has appealed to schools in East Fataleka, Malaita Province not to panic but remain calm. This follows news that a student who tested positive but later turned negative for COVID-19 spent the holiday in East Fataleka over the festive break. Deputy Secretary at MEHRD James Bosamata…

Minister thanks Japan

MINISTER for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government expressed his appreciation towards the Japanese Government describing it as a deep friendship between the two countries. His sentiments were made before he signed the Exchange of Notes with the Japanese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands His Excellency (H.E)…

In Court with Assumpta

* Alleged fraudster’s trial to commence March* 14 months for trying to stab security officer* Sentence next for three-tonne driver Alleged fraudster’s trial to commence March   HEARING of evidence into the case of a man accused of faking his own death and obtaining $76,000 from a local pharmacist in Honiara will commence next month.…

US$5m for COVID

The World Bank has approved a US$5 million (SBD$40m)emergency project for Solomon Islands to support the country’s COVID-19 preparedness and response while also strengthening critical health systems.  The nation-wide project will provide immediate assistance that is designed to complement activities supported by other development partners, a statement from World Bank said. The project will support…

$190M COVID LOAN

‘Historical Loan from Japan’   THE Government of Japan had approved a historical first-ever loan of Two Billion Five Hundred Million Yen (¥2,500,000,000) approximately SBD$191,864,326.71 million for Solomon Islands. Japan Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Morimoto Yasuhiro announced during the Exchange of Notes signing ceremony with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade…

Banning of yeast

Dear Editor – An online report raises, at least to me, some sensible points to the recently touted suggestion to banning yeast to try and prevent the illegal brewing and sale of kwaso. This article reads, and I quote. “The banning of yeast has been touted by the public and Premier Daniel Suidani of Malaita…

Work of SINCW

Dear Editor – I wish to raise SINCW’s appeal for adequate funding to implement women’s programmers in line with the SIG’s reprioritisation agenda. Last December, in a meeting with the Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, the executive members of the Solomon Islands National Council of Women, led by the SINCW President, Ms Ella Kauhue, informed…