Australia supports innovative partnership on food fortification

THE Australian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the national government, Delite Flour Mill, Solomon Rice Company Limited and other stakeholders on food fortification in the Solomon Islands. Australia helped broker the innovative public-private partnership between nine stakeholders, which will see commonly eaten food in the Solomon Islands fortified with micronutrients such as…

The obstacle to developing Malaita

MALAITA provincial executive met the new government for the second time this week. The first meeting was between premier Peter Ramohia and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The second was between Mr Ramohia and his executive and deputy prime minister Douglas Ete. Both meetings discussed proposed development projects for Malaita. Premier Ramohia, who assumed power for…

Regional conference on disability

Dear Editor – Next week the 4th Regional Conference on Disability will take place at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji, from the 16th to 20th February. The conference to be officially opened by the Honourable Mr. Vorege Bainimarama, the Prime Minister of Fiji, is funded by the Australian Government under its Australian Aid…

Student Sponsorship

Dear Editor – Since lending my support to students who had been given letters to study at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) but had limited financial means to support their semester fees and had requested some form of educational sponsorship to enable them to pursue their studies either at the University or at home, my…