Honiara road drainage

Dear Editor – The only problem with the Honiara roads is the same as many other things in the Solomon’s, no maintenance.  If the Council or the responsible authority were to do a bit of maintenance/clean out the drains every few months there would be no problem. JR WilliamsHoniara  

Central Province hailed for clean audit

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) commends and acknowledged the Central Provincial Government for the Clean audit report it achieved for the period of 2019 and 2020 financial year.  This is a huge achievement and TSI applauds the Central Provincial Government. This should be an eye-opener for this nation, not only at the Provincial level but at…

Wantok system

Dear Editor – This letter serves as my thought for all those struggling in the Solomon Islands amidst challenging times. My heart goes out t to all those whose hope hangs by a thread for the many young people who remain unemployed and without money, and to all those women and girls we have been…

Telling stories through short films

Dear Editor – In past years I was always interested to read of the work and success of the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) which some years ago was managed by the late Dr. John Roughan.  The SIDT visited many rural communities throughout the Solomon Islands and through play-acting and counseling services illustrated correct behavior…

Lives do matter

Dear Editor – It’s sad to note that someone who wanted to attend church was run over in a traffic accident on a Sunday morning recently. Pedestrians who walk to church or drive to church and elsewhere must be very careful and be on alert and watch out when walking along the road. Because death is…

Aust climate change policy

I was surprised to read in last Friday’s Solomon Star that the Australian High Commissioner Dr. Strahan said he is proud of his government’s climate change policies. Australian leaders, when they are not in Canberra waving pieces of coal in Parliament like to claim they are part of the Pacific Family; Australia is our kind…

Covid vaccine 

Dear Editor – In the UK on Friday, Harriet Brewis writing in the Evening Standard says the woman who helped shape the UK Government’s Covid mass vaccination efforts has said she wants to see vaccines replaced with “improved formats” such as nasal sprays or pills. I wish to quote the article.  Kate Bingham, who led…

Banning of yeast

Dear Editor – An online report raises, at least to me, some sensible points to the recently touted suggestion to banning yeast to try and prevent the illegal brewing and sale of kwaso. This article reads, and I quote. “The banning of yeast has been touted by the public and Premier Daniel Suidani of Malaita…

Work of SINCW

Dear Editor – I wish to raise SINCW’s appeal for adequate funding to implement women’s programmers in line with the SIG’s reprioritisation agenda. Last December, in a meeting with the Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, the executive members of the Solomon Islands National Council of Women, led by the SINCW President, Ms Ella Kauhue, informed…

Poorest countries access to vaccines

Dear Editor – I wish to quote Joe Murphy writing in the Evening Standard in the UK which said poor countries must have fair access to coronavirus vaccines the UK’s Foreign Secretary has said. Speaking to the Evening Standard, the Foreign Secretary said the UK will put “global health at the forefront” when Boris Johnson…