More countries to participate in energy conservation in the Pacific

SUVA, (IUCN) – Three new countries have recently participated in the initiated International Union of Conservation for Nature Oceania Regional Office (IUCN ORO) Energy projects, as it continues to make positive impacts to the livelihoods of pacific countries. The project “Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood implications of Energy policies in the Pacific Island States” (Pacific…

Workshop to help fishers and farmers

NADI, (CTA) – A regional workshop to identify alternative scenarios for development of the Pacific food chain system under climate change  is currently taking place in Nadi, Fiji. The  workshop which began on August 25 -27th brings together practitioners a nd decision makers to deliberate on this delicate a nd important issue.  Scenarios and narratives…

Need more road contractors in Temotu

NINE contractors are currently engaged in maintenance of roads in Temotu Province. The National Transport Fund (NTF) Secretariat and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development  have jointly confirmed this Under Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development,Jimmy Nuake said four new contractors newly engaged on road works as of June this year had…

Materials for damaged Tikopia clinic delivered

WORK on the reconstruction of the only area health centre in Tikopia in Temotu province is set to kick off after building materials were delivered last week. Member of Parliament (MP) for VATUD Freda Tuki Soriacomua personally delivered the materials. The area health centre was damaged by the recent cyclone Pam.                                                      Apart from the reconstruction…

New clinic for Utupua proposed

PEOPLE living on the Island of Utupua in Temotu province will soon have a new permanent clinic building thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua. The MP for VATUD made the vow during a meeting held with the Temotu Provincial Government (TPG) health division fortnight ago at the Provincial office headquarter, Lata.…

Ministers unhappy

They were not consulted about reshuffling CABINET ministers who have been reshuffled last week are unhappy about their removal. Sources close to ministers concerned told the Solomon Star the recent swapping of portfolios does not go down well with the few ministers. Those reshuffled include former Minister for Forestry; Bodo Dettke had been reshuffled as…

Land reform summit, Wednesday

A CONFERENCE focusing on Land Reform in the Solomon Islands is set to take place on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at the Forum Fisheries Agency Conference Centre. Land Reform is a key priority for the Solomon Islands government and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be reiterating the importance of land in the opening speech at…

Chief refutes claim

BURNS creek community chairman, John Seti Iromea had categoryly denied involvement of his people in damaging water supply pipe lines in the area last week. Mr Iromea however, pointed out that some water supply pipe lines may have been damaged by angry residents over disconnections carried out by officials from Solomon Water Last week Solomon…