Final Parliament meeting set

Parliament is scheduled to begin its final meeting on the August 13, before the House dissolves on September 8, 2014. The “Family Protection Bill 2014” is before the House and the Bills and Legislation Committee (BLC) will conduct its inquiry into it starting Monday. The Bill aims to provide for the protection of families from…

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…

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…