Call for evacuation centers

Chief James Maona of Lilisiana urged responsible authorities in both the provincial and national level to build evacuation centers for people. The call was made on Monday following the tsunami warning which left many in Auki township especially those in Lilisiana to flee to higher grounds and spent a night in the cold bushes. Chief…

Talakali community evacuates

People from Talakali in Langa-Langa lagoon in Malaita province evacuated to the nearby hills when the tsunami warning was issued following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on Sunday night. Report reaching this paper on Monday said most people fled to higher grounds for their safety. An elder from Talakali community said everyone panicked when they heard…

Onika responds with relief supplies

Member of Parliament for east central Guadalcanal Joseph Onika has sent a total of 2680 of 20kg bags of rice to his constituency on Sunday on board the chartered MV Koyu Maru. Onika said his people are amongst others who have been badly affected by the recent flash floods therefore has to respond as his…

Escape to higher ground

People living in the coastlines of Auki township and parts of Malaita province fled to higher grounds on Sunday night after a second tsunami warning was issued. The tsunami was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake just off Makira. Earlier on Sunday morning the first earthquake also forced many to flee their homes to…

Mass evacuation

Thousands flee to hilltops after earthquake, tsunami warning THOUSANDS of Honiara residents evacuated to the higher grounds after a 7.4 underwater earthquake caused havoc and fear which led a late tsunami warning. The quake struck before midnight, Sunday night. Following quake and tsunami warning men, women, children loaded up both public and private vehicles and…