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DEAR EDITOR – The lockdown stage after the state of emergency being declared by the governor-general (GG), which started on Wednesday will be going to be the last resort that the government will take in its effort to prevent this deadly virus spreading into the country.  Part of the strategy being focused was to close…

Littering

DEAR EDITOR – As a young Solomon Islander, I am so sick and tired of seeing how people the careless attitude of people littering on the street every day.  It is sad to see that while some people try their best to keep the streets clean, some ungrateful people throw rubbish. I am surprised that most…

Increased prices for market produce 

DEAR EDITOR – I wish to raise a concern regarding the increased prices on market produces by producers and/or vendors at the central market lately.  “Producers” are those who grow the produces themselves to sell and “Vendors” are those who buy products from the initial producers and re-sell to customers at Central Market.  The concern is,…

COVID-19 reaches the Pacific

COVID-19 is now present in the Pacific islands region.  There are around 30 confirmed cases in the region, with the first death having occurred in Guam.  A number of countries have declared states of emergency, including Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, and Papua New Guinea.  In addition, many countries have effectively closed their borders with international flights…

Closure of roadside markets

DEAR EDITOR – I had the misfortune to travel the West Kola’a road on Monday and Tuesday. It would appear cigarette, betel nut and ring cake sales are exempt from the ban.  Also the roadside [not private land] temporary canteens are exempt, the further I went along West Kola’a the more I’ve seen. Also I…