World Vision to provide relief to Temotu

World Vision has begun preparing relief items to distribute to families affected by the severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Temotu Province. More than 5,000 people in Tikopia, Anuta and the Reef Islands have been affected with close to 1,500 homes damaged and livelihoods destroyed. World Vision is supporting the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and…

Sick patients commend PM

Admitted sick patients at Kilu’ufi Hospital, Malaita Province have commended the Prime Minster and his delegation for visiting the hospital last week. Mr Sogovare was in Auki for the launching of the provincial government’s policy document and took time after the even to visit the hospital. During the visit he was accompanied by the Minister…

Talks to close market

A MOVE to permanently close down the Fishing Village in East Honiara and relocate it will be at the centre of discussion today. As part of the seeking solutions to the market Honiara City Council and a delegation from Fishing village will meet today to discuss the relocation of the market. An appointed Council member…

Call to address traffic jam

TRANSPORT owners around Honiara are calling on the government through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to address the traffic jam issue that continues to irk commuters. Taxi driver Samson Ofalanga who claimed to be speaking on behalf of drivers and commuters yesterday said, the problem is becoming a real problem and must be addressed.…

Bemobile/Vodafone on air Kakabona

Bmobile/Vodafone on Friday launched the first of the 12 new 3G+ sites at Kakabona area in West Honiara. Country manager Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey said, the service will give the Tandai, White River, Kakabona area new 3G+ coverage. Mr Downey said, the site will provide both voice and data reception starting from Tandai…

Premier acknowledges quick response

Temotu Provincial Government has acknowledged the government through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for their timely response following the devastation caused by cyclone Pam fortnight ago. The cyclone has badly struck Vanutau and caused damages to food crops and food trees on Reefs, Anuta, Tikopia and Duff Islands. Speaking to the paper yesterday Temotu…

Assessment to parts of Makira

AN initial assessment response team from Kirakira will deployed today to west and east of Makira Ulawa province to conduct a damage assessment. The assessment is basically to assist people after the devastation caused by cyclone Pam in the eastern part of the country. Chairman of the disaster response team Peter Sitai said, the team’s…