Sea tragedy in the shadow of COVID

DEAR EDITOR – I would not term the recent tragic incident with the Taimareho shipping as an accident or just a disaster. It should be properly designated as a direct result of blatant ignorance and carelessness in the strictest terms. It is quite surprising and questionable to see the popular slogan “Safety First” painted on ships…

Widespread flooding 

DEAR EDITOR – Tropical Cyclone Harold has left the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now braced for what has developed into a monster storm with reports already reaching authorities of widespread flooding having occurred across the country and in parts of Port Vila, the capital. In the Solomon Islands there are growing concerns over food…

Fishermen survive 

Two Lilisiana men in Langa Langa, Malaita Province who were caught during Friday night’s cyclone have survived after they swam for hours to the mainland from Alite reef between Ngella and Malaita. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki stated that the two fishermen left Lilisiana community at 4am on Thursday 2 April for a fishing trip…

What MPs get

DEAR EDITOR –The article about what the MPs get is interesting. However, it would appear she has missed one figure.  What is the total amount we pay out each year to 50 of them? It would appear the only people who have not left town are the unemployed youth [and the stray dogs], a lot…

Suidani: survivors need trauma counseling

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has call on the national government to send a trauma counseling team to survivors of the Taimareho sea tragedy. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki on Sunday, Premier Suidani who visited the survivors at Su’u national secondary school on Saturday last week said the survivors are in trauma and need counseling…

Financial Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency- Central Islands Province

Transparency Solomon Islands commends and congratulates the Central Islands Province for its 2018/19 Financial Statement clean audit report as reported in the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening press release of 6th March 2020.  Congratulations and well-done Central Islands Province.  Having worked with you in your communities, with your administration in our face to…

PM MEETS WEST ARE’ARE MP AND RELATIVES OF VICTIMS

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has met with the MP for West Are’are constituency, Hon. John Maneniaru and relatives of victims to express his personal condolences to families and relatives of the 27 citizens who were washed overboard the MV Taimareho on Thursday 2nd April. The meeting was held after Parliament was adjourned following the debate…