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…

Our health cannot be compromised

IN January this year, the government has “established a high level, multi-sector Corona Virus Oversight Committee, chaired by the Secretary to Cabinet to assess and to coordinate the response to the Corona Virus threat to the country according to the National Address presented by the Hon Prime Minister. In the same speech, the Prime Minister…

Widespread flooding 

DEAR EDITOR – Tropical Cyclone Harold has left the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now braced for what has developed into a monster storm with reports already reaching authorities of widespread flooding having occurred across the country and in parts of Port Vila, the capital. In the Solomon Islands there are growing concerns over food…

What MPs get

DEAR EDITOR –The article about what the MPs get is interesting. However, it would appear she has missed one figure.  What is the total amount we pay out each year to 50 of them? It would appear the only people who have not left town are the unemployed youth [and the stray dogs], a lot…

Financial Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency- Central Islands Province

Transparency Solomon Islands commends and congratulates the Central Islands Province for its 2018/19 Financial Statement clean audit report as reported in the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening press release of 6th March 2020.  Congratulations and well-done Central Islands Province.  Having worked with you in your communities, with your administration in our face to…

Emergency powers: the ship tragedy

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is greatly saddened by the tragedy of the 27 people that went overboard as they comply with the measures that were announced by the Executive Government, going home to their province to be safe from COVID 19.  Transparency Solomon Islands Board Members and staff are saddened at the fatal disasters of West…

Ill-fated trip

Dear Editor – The news about the missing 27 has brought the country into tears. This unexpected news has been very tragic. Our hearts go out to the families who have affected by this tragedy. While we try to avoid the deadly coronavirus, this boat tragedy has shocked this nation. It makes me wonder why…

Thanks Dr Tautai

DEAR EDITOR – Please give me space in your paper to express my appreciation to Dr. Tautai Kaitu’u for his good heart of allowing the MV Avaiki Maine for people of Rennell and Bellona to go free. I also note that Dr. Tautai assisted people by giving them ration to help them when they reach…