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…

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…

COVID-19 reaches the Pacific

COVID-19 is now present in the Pacific islands region.  There are around 30 confirmed cases in the region, with the first death having occurred in Guam.  A number of countries have declared states of emergency, including Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, and Papua New Guinea.  In addition, many countries have effectively closed their borders with international flights…

Our appeal in light of COVID-19

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands lauds and commends the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in their tireless efforts towards protecting the Solomon Islands from the COVID- 19 pandemic that is affecting the countries of the world regardless of their development status.  This is a mammoth task for a Ministry that is mandated, tasked and expected to…

Kotalewala is not a ‘do-gooder’

By WILLIAM BARILEFormer CEO, SIPA THERE is a time and place for all things worthy of publicity.   The incumbent Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotalewala could not have erred more on both scores.   The sweeping statement made Wednesday 18th December on page 3, Issue 2434 of The Island Sun Newsaper; to…

In whose interest, Mamae & Sore?

The majority of City residents and working population, market vendors, teachers, Police Officers, Public Officers, City Councillors and their employees, school children and thousands more in the provinces have benefited tangibly from their investment with One Link Pacifica and thousands more are waiting patiently to receive their share of their investment with One Link Pacifica,…

COMPASSIONATE SERVICE TO THE NEEDY

(Sharing in the compassion of Christ) By Retired Bp. Raymond Aumae   Good people of God in Solomon Islands. It won’t be long from now when you will hear from me again through SIBC, social media, and other local media outlets that a charitable organization known as COMPASSIONATE EDUCATION TRUST FUND will have been legally…