DCC takes onboard FSII concerns

The DCC government’s policy formulating team has assured members of social media pressure group Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) that their top ten priority points will have formed an integral part of the soon to be launched government’s policy document. The assurance was made during FSII members’ presentation of their Top Ten Priority List at…

SIRC refutes claim they pull out

The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) has clarified that they did not pull out their blood collection service as reported in the Solomon Star on Thursday. The SIRCS secretary general Joanne Zoleveke said the organisation only suspended the service temporarily. “SIRC is currently undertaking an internal investigation involving its former staff seconded to the…

New Guadalcanal province line-up set, urged to perform

MEMBERS of the new Guadalcanal provincial executive on Thursday took their oaths of allegiance at their Kukum, official headquarters. The executive included Rollen Seleso (Deputy Premier) and Provincial Minister, John Nano (Provincial Minister, for Lands Culture & Tourism), Patrick Koeolia (Women, Sport and Youths), Lazarus Alfred Rina (Provincial Minister for Health and Medical Services), David…

Cocoa farmers want gov’t support

COCOA farmers in Ranongha calls on the national government to provide advisory and other forms of support to help them improve their farms. The South Ranongha farmers said many villagers are engaging in cocoa farming but without any assistance from anyone. “Villagers are very interested and have taken the initiative to move into cocoa farming.…