Latest Red Cross actions

AS of 7th April, Solomons Islands Red Cross, as part of the multi-agency coordinating committee (Red Cross, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children and others), delivered the folowing to 21 welfare centres: Jerry cans for families (SIRC – 711) Blankets (SIRC – 45) Hygiene Kits for families (World Vision – 110) Sleeping mats (SIRC –…

Police call for respect during recovery

POLICE are calling on the public to respect each other during this recovery period following the devastation of last week’s flash floods. The floods have so far killed twenty three people and left thousands of others homeless. Speaking at the weekly Police press conference, Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga urged the public to respect each…

Police: Stay away from mine site

POLICE have warned people in and around the Gold Ridge area to refrain from going near the mine site. Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga issued the caution following reports that locals are continuously roaming around the Gold Ridge mines areas, without considering the dangers and environmental impacts last week’s flash floods may have on them.…

No heavy duty vehicles on Mataniko bridge yet

HEAVY duty or loaded vehicles may still be turned away from crossing the Mataniko bridge as Police continue to closely monitor vehicles crossing. Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga said that restriction on loading heavy duty vehicles have been made aware to Police officers manning the bridge. Those with a maximum load of up to 30…

Town water temporarily closed

SOLOMON Water says it regrets to announce the temporary closure of the Rove Gravity Source due to dead prawns and fish as a precaution to protect public safety. “We expect the closure to last until tomorrow, and we shall get the supply restored as soon as possible,” a statement Solomon Water issued yesterday, said. It…

Mataki: Let’s work together

SOLOMON Islanders are urged to cooperate during the current recovery process. Chairman of the National Disaster Council (NDC) and Permanent Secretary of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Dr Melchior Mataki made the call yesterday. “The country has endured a week filled with destruction and enormous tragedy and now is the time to work…