WHERE IS THE COUNTRY HEADED?

IF someone should ask you where this beloved country of ours is headed, what would you say? Put it another way, do you believe our system of governance – from the three pillars of government, the Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary – is still intact? Or do you see signs of ‘wear and tear”…

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…

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…