Preparing to battle drought

Port Moresby (The National) –  FARMERS in Chimbu have taken measures to help their communities overcome the current dry weather in the province. Village leader Tobby Sundu said several communities in the Gembogl district, including his bulb onion farming village of Womkama, were affected by drought and frost that has destroyed gardens and dried up…

Ministers learn about FFA operations

A five-member ministerial delegation led by the Minister of Fisheries John Maneniaru conducted a brief educational tour to the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) headquarters on Friday. Minister Maneniaru was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka, Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification David Dei Patcha, Designated Minister of Forests Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo and Minister…

MSG holds key trade meetings

Suva (Fiji Times) – A SERIES of key trade meetings will be held this week in Nadi by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The meetings will end with the 3rd MSG Trade Ministers Meeting on August 31. Senior officials and representatives from Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are attending the first meeting held today…

NPF staff on retreat

WELL over 100 staff members of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) went on a retreat on Sunday. This was part of an organisation wide exercise to conduct its 2 year scheduled SWOT analysis and update NPF’s five year rolling business plan (2014-2019), reports reaching the paper said yesterday. During the retreat, NPF’s department…

Tuna recipes promotion for women’s expo

WOMEN who are taking part in the Women’s Innovation Expo will be showcasing different tuna recipes when the weeklong event opens today. This was said by the President of the Honiara Council of Women, Martha Alacky when speaking to this paper, Monday. “In this weeklong event, women participants of this expo will also be doing…

Noisy weekends

Dear Editor – Its becoming a concern and public nuisance to see people making noises throughout the day during the weekends without considering others. There are people who have organised wedding celebrations and parties from Friday to Sunday. And they just continue to celebrate by drinking alcohol and playing loud music as if they are…

Women’s expo is back

The Women’s  Innovative Expo is on again today at the National Art Gallery with an official opening set for 11am, Tuesday morning. The programme which is organized by the Honiara Council of Women is set to roll again for the third time this year. The first Women’s Innovative Expo was held early this year on…

MMF supports DCC’s priority to build Malaita

President of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Dausabea says, MMF will remain supportive towards Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s commitment to fulfill major projects earmarked for Malaita Province. Mr Dausabea said, MMF wish to reaffirm its position they will continue to support DCC for the sole reason that the reigning government is prioritizing national…

New site for USP campus

THE GOVERNMENT has decided to reallocate a portion of land at the state owned King George Sixth school in East Honiara for the initial establishment of the fourth University of the South Pacific (USP) in Solomon Islands. This was announced last week by the Minister of Education Dr Derek Sikua during the university’s annual open…