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  • Apr

COLGATE Palmolive Fiji Limited on Friday donated personal hygiene products worth $80,000 to be distributed to flood victims.

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  • Apr

AN estimated 52,000 people remain affected in the worst-hit areas of Honiara and greater Guadalcanal following last week’s devastating floods which killed at least 23 people.

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  • Apr

GUADALCANAL premier Stephen Panga says his executive has not been dissolved as the Solomon Star reported on Friday.

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  • Apr

GUADALCANAL Provincial Secretary James Taeburi has been given powers to run the province.

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  • Apr

DEPUTY Police Commissioner Walter Kola has found himself in hot water again after damaging an official vehicle her was driving in an early morning accident on Friday.

  • 14
  • Apr

Patients at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara have to be evacuated to the Forum Fisheries Agency headquarter at Kola Ridge following the tsunami warning yesterday morning.

  • 14
  • Apr

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has reported no casualties or damages from the magnitude 7.6 quake and tsunami that struck the coastal villages of mainland Makira and islands on Sunday morning.

The undersea earthquake followed by a tsunami had forced thousands of people in many parts of the country living in the coastal areas to flee from their homes and into the higher grounds.

As of last night NEOC reported that they have not yet received any reports of damages or casualties.

An aerial flight to Makira yesterday afternoon has spotted no signs of inundation or damages caused by the quake and tsunami along coasts of Makira and its outlying islands of Santa Ana, Santa Catalina, Three Sisters and Ugi.

An officer of NEOC said the aerial flight yesterday charted by the Australian High Commission on the request from NDMO has spotted no damages.

Four representatives from the NDMO office with three officers from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia were on board the chartered twin otter.

A statement from the Australian High commission said Australia will continue working closely with the Solomon Islands Government to assess the impact of the earthquake and tsunami, while continuing help with the ongoing recovery from the recent floods.

According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination Systems (GDACS)it has calculated that the 7.6 earth quake that struck 108 kilometres south-south east of Makira could generate maximum tsunami wave heights up to 3.2 meters.

Some of the coastal locations expecting the 3.2m waves are Na’ana, Mwaniwowo, Mwarairaru, Maniborkosi, Nasuragena, Funakumwa, Tawarogha, Geta, Star Harbour, Mami, Fageifa, Ragapu and Ghupuna.

Meanwhile Solomon Star has received reports of unconfirmed damages to some homes in eastern parts of Makira caused by the quake.

While a man from Temotu collapsed to his death after he got a shock to the quake and tsunami threat in Makira.

By Daniel Namosuaia

 

 

 

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  • Apr

Palm Sunday services at some of the main churches in the city were disrupted after their congregation fled to higher grounds for safety when the tsunami warning was aired.

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  • Apr

A second tsunami warning was issued late last night after another powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck at 11.35pm, located near 111 km South of Kirakira, at a depth of 20 kilometres.

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  • Apr

"I understand your pain and I am with those who have lost family members, relatives and friends", said Australian Senator Brett Mason as he spoke to the disaster victims at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson on Friday.

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  • Apr

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua on Sunday spent few hours visiting the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal.

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  • Apr

It is now one year on, after the deadly tsunami devastated some parts of Santa Cruz Island in 6 February 2013, thousands of homes destroyed and some people died.