Ausaid cuts interrupt projects

The Australian Government aid cuts have interrupted Solomon Islands sanitation and health programs. Australia’s Greens has said to have village projects halted half way through completion is wrong, and has left many Australians ashamed about how the government is operating. Greens party spokesperson on aid, Senator Lee Rhiannon says more aid cuts announced by Canberra…

Church Care Centre receives help

The Anglican Church of Melanesia run Care Centre on the eastern outskirts of Honiara has received more than 600-Australian dollars to help it to continue running its services for displaced mothers and children. The money was given by the Solomon Islands community in Melbourne, Australia which had raised it through fundraising efforts. The community consists…

Dala women elects new executive

The Women of Dala Parish Zone 3, from the villages of Dala South, Mana’ara and Susulangi has a new Women’s Executive Committee. The new Committee was elected on Monday during their first meeting held at the Dala Parish Hall organized by Casper Fa’asala. Women also at the same meeting discussed their new strategy plans for…

Coconut continues to entice economy

Coconut is Solomon Islands green gold and the tree of life, says the Chairman of the Virgin Coconut Oil Producers Association, David Rosalio. He said coconut farmers have over the years been contributing to the economy of Solomon Islands. Mr Rosalio said the Virgin Coconut Oil Producers Association will work together with the Democratic Coalition…

MP urges gov’t to boost farmers

The newly elected Solomon Islands Member of Parliament for West Makira, Derek Manuari is calling on the government to develop his constituency. He says cocoa farmers, copra producers, fishermen and timber millers from his constituency have been contributing to the national economy, therefore they deserve government assistance. Mr Manuari said many copra producers and cocoa…

SIVB CEO welcomes PM’s stance on tourism

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has “warmly welcomed” Prime Minister Manassah Sogavare’s pledge to prioritise the country’s tourism industry   In one of his first addresses since being elected to the role earlier this month, the Prime Minister said that previous governments had overlooked the potential the tourism sector offers…

MSG secretariat congratulates SI, Fiji

The Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat, Mr Peter Forau has congratulated the Governments of Fiji and Solomon Islands for amicably agreeing to lift the suspension of flights between both countries. Mr Forau said, ‘both countries have met and negotiated the matter on several occasions over the past year and it is…