“Instead of treating COVID-19 as a stand-alone crisis, it should also be a wake-up call for Solomon Islands as a country to rethink on how we want our economy to perform post COVID-19 and into the future.
“Speaking during a special one-hour session before the Iumi Tugeda Against COVID-19 Talk-back show on Sunday 30 August, Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), Mr Jay Bartlett highlighted that the global pandemic has exposed some of the country’s areas of weakness in regards to health infrastructure and a narrow economy that depends so much on the forestry sector (logging).
“Solomon Islands is very fortunate as a small nation with ample labour, fertile land and so opportunities are plenty. So, this is the time for us as a country to work together and rethink how our future will look.
“What decisions will we make today to ensure that in the future we have a better economy that is more sustainable and one that can even be resilient against this and other global shocks,” Mr Bartlett said.”
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