Leadership

DEAR EDITOR – Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will take a pay-cut of $65,750 under the COVID-19 supplementary budget. His current salary is $328,750. Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced at all elected officials – the Prime Minister, ministers, assistant ministers and all members of Parliament – will have their pay cut by 20 per cent…

NPF help

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…

Tourist arrivals

DEAR EDITOR – According to a report by the SI Government’s Statistician, Douglas Kimi, a record total of 16,233 tourists entered the Solomon Islands during the final (4th) quarter of 2019. Kimi said, “Compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 5.5 percent was recorded and visitors made up 50 percent of…