Australia assists with aerial assessment

The Australian Defence Force has provided support to Solomon Islands with an aerial assessment of Temotu and parts of Malaita following Tropical Cyclone Pam. The aerial assessment was conducted by a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, following a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade.   The aerial assessment took place on…

NDMO Response plan underway

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and its disaster management stakeholders and partners have been tirelessly working together in finalising an early response plans for the current disaster. This came after completing the Disaster Risk Analysis (DRA) generated from the Initial Situational Overview (Aerial Assessment), and a rapid community assessment done over phone and the…

Training for Police & Immigration

Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) will organise a half day Service Excellent Training for Immigrations and Police Officers, Wednesday. The training will be held at SIVB conference room starting 10am. SIVB funded the training as part of improving service delivery to people visiting the country. The training aims to give immigration and police officers better…

Security compromised

Former Ports security chief: Security at the nation’s international seaport compromised Security at the Point Cruz wharf – the nation’s main international seaport – has been compromised to the extent that it is vulnerable to terrorist infiltration, a former chief security of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has warned. Patterson Ashley Hangaio, who spent…

Fijian government plans for Vanuatu assistance

FIJI LIVE – The Fijian Government is on standby to accommodate requests for assistance from the Vanuatu Government, says Minister for National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu. The Vanuatu Government has declared a state of emergency in Shefa province as it seeks to recover from the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam.  An appeal for global…

Catastrophe greets aid workers in Vanuatu

REUTERS – The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu reported widespread devastation on Sunday as authorities declared a state of emergency after a “monster” cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation. With winds of more than 300kmh, Cyclone Pam razed homes, smashed boats and washed away roads and bridges as it struck late on Friday…

Temotu faces food shortage

VILLAGES and communities in the far eastern part of the country are likely to experience food shortage in a week or so following the devastation caused by cyclone Pam last week. Reports reaching the paper yesterday said, people of Reef Islands and other outer islands of the Temotu province are expected to run out of…

Preparing for disaster

MAKIRA Ulawa Provincial Police along with the Provincial Disaster Management Office in Kirakira have worked in partnership to monitor the bad weather currently affecting the country. Kirakira deputy Provincial Police Commander Peter Sitai said, this is to prepare the communities for the upcoming bad weather.  “Provincial disaster committee are on alert to make precaution measures…