Say no to GMO in the pacific

A mission to educate pacific islanders and discourage them from using genetic modified organism (GMO) seeds to grow on their farms for food and sales is currently underway. A Noumea based non-government organisation (NGO) in New Caledonia called ‘Stop MGO Pacifique’ is visiting parts of the pacific to collect data and information on GMO in…

Women in Parliament

Women in government or representation of women in Parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in this country, however since the national general election is just around the corner, it is the right time to give it a focus again. All alone, it seems that Solomon Islands government remained unconvinced of the need…

SIDT without Roughan

Manedika: We are now living out the legacy our founder left behind. It’s hard to imagine Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) moving forward without the presence and guidance of its late founder Dr John Roughan. But three months on after Roughan’s passing last October, SIDT director Longden Manedika said they are now living out the…

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread.…