Features Archive January 2021

Overall, no one can deny the fact that COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted resources and health services in all the countries and it will be futile to say that it is not the case with Solomon Islands.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services Response to TSI & SIDP

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) would like to respond to the various claims and concerns raised by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) last week and Solomon Island Democratic Party’s (SIDP) President yesterday to the media regarding the National Referral Hospital.
"Your recovery is our recovery. Our shared future relies on a stable, prosperous and secure region, with health systems that have the strength to withstand this global pandemic, as well as the next. Restoring more regular and open transport links we can do so safely and effectively is vital."

Vaccines For All - Australia to Provide $SBD 85 Million to Solomon Islands to Procure and Distribute Vaccines

It is a new year, and living here in Solomon Islands, we have much to be thankful for. We all learnt important lessons from the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. But the challenges are far from over. This pandemic is affecting us all, but we can rise out of this by working together.
The efforts of these extremists failed to subvert constitutional order in the United States, the congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, and the coming transfer of power from Republicans to Democrats in both the White House and the Senate on January 20.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Democracy

Last week, we were shocked by the events at the U.S. Capitol as protests turned into a violent and destructive riot intent on disrupting the solemn process of certifying the Electoral College vote.
There are several reasons why the Western Pacific region has fared relatively well, and important lessons that can be learned from countries in our region's experience.

What We Must do to Contain COVID in 2021 Lessons for the Western Pacific Region from 2020

Compared to other parts of the world, the Western Pacific region has been comparatively fortunate.