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…

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…

Prevention is better than cure

DEAR EDITOR – That terrible killer that originates from Wahun city in China known as the coronavirus has been killing the people of the first world till now for the past months and it is aggressively spreading from one continent to another and from country to the country taking thousands of lives from the very advanced…

Our position on coronavirus

DEAR EDITOR – In recent weeks, the world was gripped by the impact of the coronavirus in different countries including our own country, Solomon Islands.  Last week, the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic.  Governments around the world are taking various measures to prevent the entry and spread of the virus in their…

Traffic recommendations

DEAR EDITOR – Out of a concern for safety and cleanliness, I express these thoughts due to the fact that individuals in the Solomon Islands may or may not have been properly exposed to the ideas noted below.  When we learn to drive a car, first we are educated about the basics and the rules. …