Tigoa Nursing Homes 

DEAR EDITOR – This is my home, my residential accommodation, allocated to me when I was posted here several years ago, no tables, no chairs, no electricity, no water supply. I have to use rainwater for drinking, the house has run down as you can see, no maintenance done to this house, but what else…

Illegal stalls

DEAR EDITOR – I see the betel nut and other product stalls opposite Telekom driveway have gone however I note the stall near BPI is still there as well as the stalls along the Ranadi foreshore. Is this a case an “out of sight, out of mind”? I am told the stall I mentioned yesterday…

Littering

DEAR EDITOR – Please allow me space to contribute in your column, about people’s no care attitude on littering on the street.  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…

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…

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…

Race for an effective treatment for COVID 

DEAR EDITOR – Quoting an article published by Janelle Ward in ‘You’re Life Choices.’  I hope the following news will give added hope to all in the Solomon Islands currently facing the threat imposed by coronavirus. The race to produce an effective treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia continues across the globe, with the World Health Organisation…

Coronavirus saga & NPF Contribution

DEAR EDITOR – All the Government Ministries have been updated on the Government strategy and preparedness for this deadly virus that almost holds the whole world’s attention.  It goes as far as the declaration of the state of emergency by the GG, throughout the country as well as locking down.   Any lockdown is going to be…