Power of resurrection

DEAR EDITOR – Grateful if a revelation after the Easter Celebration is put on your column. Lest one forget, there is hope amidst fear of coronavirus. This is it. It’s the power of the resurrection.  As Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ disciples found that the tomb was empty, they believed that the Romans soldiers removed Jesus’…

Ecosystem & human health

DEAR EDITOR – Last week I wrote briefly telling the story of the Barana Nature and Heritage Park which had been established with support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) through its Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project. I should have mentioned the Wagina community project which had also…

West steps up COVID-19 preparedness

THE Western Province is stepping up efforts in its preparedness strategy to tackle COVID-19 which will see the closure of shops within central areas in the province during the weekend. All commercial houses and shops in Gizo, Ringgi, Noro, Munda, and Seghe that regularly operate during weekends will now be expected to only open half…

$2.5M FOR COVID-19

THE Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has formally handed over $2.5million (US300k) in a donation to support the country prepare for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister Jeremiah Manele yesterday received the funding support of US$300,000 (SBD2.5m) from Counsellor Yao Ming of the Peoples Republic of China Embassy in Honiara. The…

Repatriation fuels food shortage 

THE on-going repatriation exercise undertaken by the national government in its efforts to prevent, mitigate and possibly contain the spread of COVID-19 to the rural areas has put extra pressure on families to feed their relatives. Davidson Sepo of Kolofe village in North Malaita said that the heavy influx of relatives has resulted in food…