Claims keeping chicks stop malaria

Dear Editor – New research published by Yahoo in the United Kingdom on Friday, 22 July 2016, claims chickens aren’t just good for egg laying. It turns out that keeping chickens could provide protection against malaria. Scientists have discovered that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are put off by the smell of certain animal species, including chickens. Therefore,…

Much needed project in Makira needs support

Dear Editor – The community based Rehabilitation Department in Makira/Ulawa province is appealing to the people of Makira/Ulawa province, donor partners and the SIG government for assistance. The Coordinator of the Makira/Ulawa Provincial Community based Rehabilitation Programme, Ms Jemima Melody Siapu, has said her department has embarked on a mission to build a Centre for…

Traffic jam affects intake

THE continuous chaotic traffic congestion experience in Honiara has irked public transport owners as it cuts their expected daily earning. A bus owner spoken to said that the non-stop chaotic traffic jam in town has put them in difficult situation in terms of their business gain. “It’s incredible that at the end of the day…

Tree of life under threat

Dear Editor – Readers to your newspaper will know I have long been keen to highlight and promote the production and export of coconut virgin oil by Solomon Islanders, both by community based farmers and by larger commercial concerns operating in the country. My support for the export of coconut virgin oil from the Solomon…

The election addiction

It is a widely accepted fact that ANY addiction is not a healthy state of being. That being the case we accept that such afflictions as drug addiction, alcohol addiction, smoking addiction, betel-nut addiction, among many others, are not only detrimental to our health, leading to chronic illness and disease, which results, ultimately, in a…

Oz new partnership deal to empower women

The Australian Government has announced a new $2.3 million initiative to help address barriers to women’s participation in the workplace in Solomon Islands. In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Australia’s four year program will provide tools and support for businesses to recruit, retain and promote women as employees, business leaders and partners, including…