Tikopia gets relief assistance from MP

PEOPLE living on the island of Tikopia in Temotu province who experienced food shortage recently have received 1200 bags of rice (20Kg) from their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua last week. The consignment of rice were delivered to them including some community projects and building materials for reconstructing the deteriorating Tikopia area health…

MRD told recipients to use project wisely

Seventeen projects recipients on Tikopia Island in Temotu Province have been told to use their project wisely in their community to generate income for community and their families. Deputy Director of the Ministry of Rural Development Matilda Watesao highlighted this when she addressed people of Tikopia last Tuesday. About 17 individual projects for Tikopia have…

Health research symposium underway

The first ever national health research symposium is currently underway. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting the event. The symposium is being held at the SINU Kukum Campus which kicked off on Thursday and will end Friday.  A jointed statement…

NTF in ‘Building Back Better’

Contractors engaged by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) are still working hard to protect roads damaged in the April 2014 Honiara flood disaster. Vara Creek road was seriously threatened when the Mataniko River burst its banks during the flooding.   MID’s  contractor EMCO Pacific (SI) Ltd recently completed a 110m long sheet pile wall on…

Climate Change: A challenge for all of us

LAST week I was in Canberra for a meeting of all Australian High Commissioners and Ambassadors from around the Pacific. One of the topics we discussed at length was climate change, including Australia’s efforts to mitigate climate change and assist Pacific countries in adapting to climate change. We know that climate change is a priority…

Tourism industry holds AGM

Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Association (SITIA) on Wednesday successfully conducted their annual general meeting (AGM) at Mendana Hotel. One of the activities was the election of the SITIA new executive committee members. Speaking on behalf of the government during the opening of the annual general meeting, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism…

Police stages Orange day campaign

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) through the Community Policing & National Family Violence Unit staged ORANGE DAY on Tuesday, 25th August 2015. The launch started at Honiara City Council compound and ended at Poha community. Further out within our provinces, ORANGE DAY campaign was also staged at Auki, Gizo, Kira Kira and Tingoa.…

PAC chairman attends Pacific PAC meeting

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee and MP for Small Malaita, Hon. Rick Hou has attended an inaugural meeting of Pacific Public Accounts Committees (PAC) in Wellington, New Zealand, on 26 and 27 August 2015. Accompanied him to this very important meeting is the PAC Secretary Mrs. Jasmine Waleafea of the National Parliament…