Protect our young children

PARENTS must take all precautionary measures to protect your children from diarrhoea. This is in light of the rising number of diarrhoea cases being reported over the past weeks. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) through its surveillance system last week issued an alert notice. So far six young children have died from…

Good call PM

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) supports the call by the Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare warning private companies and individuals who made private arrangements for flights and vessel entry into Solomon Islands without consulting and/or seeking the approval of the Covid-19 Oversight Committee. The COVID 19 pandemic is far from over and we must be vigilant…

Threat from bombs is real

THE latest discovery of about 100 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) at Gilbert Camp in East Honiara is concerning but not surprising. This is because Honiara city is located on a battle ground and one of the hot-spots where fighting occurred more than 76 years ago. The discovery over the weekend and subsequent death of two young…

Where are the duty nurses?

Dear Editor – I wish to express by concern over a recent incident at the Gizo Hospital, Western Province. On Wednesday 5th May, I was very sick and went to Gizo Hospital at around 7.30 pm. When I arrived at the outpatient I could not see any nurse. I asked a patient and he said,…

Police must arrest the loggers

Dear Editor – The Royal Solomon Islands Police have been called upon to exercise its mandate and ultimate responsibilities to safeguard and upheld the Laws of our country, and in applying the law it must be done with utmost fairness. No one is above the LAW, including and significantly those foreign logging companies who have…

Cherishing media freedom

May 3rd each year is a date which ‘World Press Freedom Day’ is celebrated.  Its a time to commemorate the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise…

HONIARA CITY CLEAN-UP IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

DO you notice that Honiara City gets dirtier every year? The ever-growing and widening potholes which turn into “lakes” overtime on our roads simply amplify the ugly image of our city.  So whose responsibility is it to keep our city clean all year round? Is it the Honiara City Council? Is it the national government?…

USP 4th campus

Dear Editor – The fourth USP campus is seen as a very important government project in the Solomon Islands. A $15.4 million ADB concessional loan, together with an ADB-administered grant of $1.5 million from the Clean Energy Fund, will finance the new campus. The USP Honiara Campus will provide additional classrooms, an ICT studio, science…