Pacific Islanders will need alternative sources of protein

IUCN:  Overfishing, population growth, rapid urbanization, habitat degradation and climate change are all leading to a ‘perfect storm’ for coastal fisheries in the Pacific Islands region, which means that many Pacific Island countries and territories will need to find alternative sources of protein for their population within the next two decades. This sombre reality was…

Pacific leaders push for more funds to combat extreme weather

RADIO AUSTRALIA: Pacific leaders have launched a global campaign to improve weather forecasting and climate services for small island nations. Traditional Pacific weather forecasting techniques are no match for extreme weather events, a new advocacy campaign warns. The ‘Small Islands, Weather Together’ initiative forms part of a campaign by Pacific leaders to attract greater assistance…

Housing plan proposed for tsunami victims

A shelter strategy has been developed to address the housing needs of those affected by last year’s earthquake and tsunami disaster. “The strategy looks at rebuilding and repairing eligible houses that were completely or partially destroyed during last year’s disaster,” said Ministry of Infrastructure and Development Director of Architecture and Building Division Patterson Fakavai. “It…

City’s new dental clinic takes shape

The new Honiara city dental clinic is currently making progress and is expected to complete soon. It is now in its final phase of completion. So far the construction of the main building has been completed after work has been A visit by the Solomon Star early this week to the site saw construction workers…

Flash flood review conducted

A review following the flash flooding in April this year was conducted on Wednesday to parts of the west and east Guadalcanal. The review team included representatives from the Solomon Islands Red Cross, Red Cross New Zealand, ministry of lands and other stakeholders. The review was purposely to get views of the people in the…

Tubi saga hits up amongst LOs

An elder claimed to be a landowner (LO) from Bugotu in Isabel has described the actions by Nolan Jolo as non-sense. The landowner who wants his name withheld said that the Bugotu people are unhappy with Jolo’s response in the media. They said that Mr. Jolo was only making noise on the media without actually…

Church supports hospital

National Referral Hospital (NRH) yesterday received medical equipment from the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) in Honiara. The donation consisted of 200 of crutches, nine working frames, seven carton linen, five cartons of toys for children, one trolley bed and a wheelchair. The supplies were channel through SSEC church in Solomon Islands from the Encounter…

Land tenure secured for U.S Skyline memorial

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