Category Opinion

How is Tuvalu securing against COVID-19?

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By Carol Farbotko and Taukiei Kitara As of 1 April 2020, there were no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tuvalu. The country is, thus far, free of the pandemic. How has this been achieved and will it continue?…

Cyclone Harold: The Truth Behind Cyclone Names

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At 21:10 pm on the 2nd of April, 2020, when the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service upgraded the special weather bulletin to a tropical cyclone, I received a strange text message from my uncle. “Hey, they’ve just named a cyclone after…

On Thursday night the Solomon Islands weather office issued a tropical cyclone warning for all nine provinces as Tropical Cyclone Harold was then approaching and lay off the southeast coast of Rendova Island in the Western Province

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Dear Editor, Please consider this letter. Yours sincerely, At the time of the initial weather warning, gale force winds were being experienced up to 47 knots with maximum gust of 50 -55 knots over Western, Guadalcanal, Central, South Malaita, Makira and…