Ships operators and captain

DEAR EDITOR – As a student and a concerned citizen of Solomon Islands, I urge that all shipping operators must comply with the Maritime safety laws of the country. Ships that travel in bad weather without complying with maritime safety law are a threat to human lives.   Some of our ship operators and captains knew…

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…

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…

Sea tragedy in the shadow of COVID

DEAR EDITOR – I would not term the recent tragic incident with the Taimareho shipping as an accident or just a disaster. It should be properly designated as a direct result of blatant ignorance and carelessness in the strictest terms. It is quite surprising and questionable to see the popular slogan “Safety First” painted on ships…

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…