Minister thanks donors

MINISTER for agriculture and livestock (MAL) has thanked donor partners in funding the Rural Development Program (RDP) component 2. The official launching of this program was held on Friday in Honiara and was attended by farmers, stakeholders, non-government organisations (NGO) and private sector at. Augustine Auga with the help from donors it has enabled the…

KOICA to build new health centre at Visale

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) would fund a new maternity and child health centre for Visale Catholic Mission (VCM) and Visale community in West Guadalcanal this year. On Sunday a delegation from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Honiara, Guadalcanal Provincial and Catholic Mission visited the proposed site at Visale. During the site visit,…

Kava misses out in RDP component 2

Kava growers throughout the country will not benefit under the component (2) two of the Rural Development Program (RDP) that was launched in Honiara on Friday. RDP component 2 aims to enhance the rural livelihoods through diversification and commercialization of agriculture production. Farmers can apply for funds to improve their agricultural activities. RDP component 2…

Lucky escape for driver

A DRIVER of a short boot Toyota car narrowly escaped death when he veered off his lane hitting an oncoming dump truck along Vura 2 road, East Honiara mid-morning on Saturday. The driver of the cab was believed to have been drunk and was sleeping behind the wheel at the time of the accident. An…

Adaliua Church building dedicated

THE newly permanent constructed Adaliua South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) building in east Honiara was officially dedicated on Saturday. This was after the community has completed the facility early this year. According to the chairman of the building Samuel Satini, the building was constructed since 2012. Mr Satini stated that the new building was built…

Saeni clarifies report, apologises

The chairman of the University of South Pacific (USP) Federal Council, Whitlam Saeni has made a public apology after allegations that he had assaulted a student journalist last week. Reports reaching the paper stated that Saeni has assaulted Wansolwara (USP student newspaper) editor Sonal Singh over a news report on the auditing of one of…

SINU students to elect new student body

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands National University students association (SINUSA) will elect their student leaders today to lead the studentsā€™ body for the next two years. The election of the new executive was supposed to be held last year, however an extension was issued which resulted in the election today. SINUSA executive plays an important…

Deportation call

Government has been urged to immediately deport the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and then ten (10) Singaporeans consultant. The Workers Union of Solomon Islands, WUSI, in a statement yesterday made the call saying the Government must ban them from re-entering the country. The WUSI General Secretary Tony Kagovai…

Beche-de-mer export to close by end month

The export of beche-de-mer will cease at the end of this month. This was revealed by the onshore Fisheries deputy director during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing into the budget submission from the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources (MFMR). PAC members during the hearing asked about the extension of beche-de-mer harvest and export…