PEOPLE of Ulawa Island, Makira/Ulawa province will today commence a three days celebration to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionary that brought Christianity to Ulawa.
A meeting in Honiara brought together Government, private sector and international participants to develop a clean-up plan to manage Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB). The Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Oswald Ramo, led the meeting and said; “Over the last four years, 90% of the palms in the Honiara area have been severely damaged or are now dead; this devastation is due to CRB. We have a serious challenge facing us all.”
The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has expressed grave concerns over the medication shortage the country is facing that have reportedly led to mix up of medication as nurses and doctors work their best to substitute commonly used drugs for patient treatment.