ANZ donates $200k for relief work

ANZ has announced that it would donate SBD$200, 000 (approximately AUD$30,000) relief effort in the country. The donation will be channelled through World Vision to support disaster relief work following last week’s devastating floods. A statement from the bank said ANZ’s donation to World Vision International in the Solomon Islands will be used to support…

Damaged infrastructures affect farmers

DAMAGES done to infrastructures in North West Guadalcanal has impacted on local farmers in the area. Since last Thursday’s flooding, most of the bridges in that area have been ripped off making it extremely difficult for farmers to bring their produce to Honiara. A North West Guadalcanal farmer John Maeli who owns a farm at…

Flood affects farmers

LAST week’s devastating flood had negatively impacted on many farmers in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal. One of the farmers based in White River, West Honiara is Elizabeth Suimae whose melon plot was affected by the flood. Speaking to the Solomon Star early this week at the central market Ms Suimae said that flood last…

Raft business swings at Mataniko

Since the washing away of the old Mataniko bridge in Chinatown last Thursday vehicles and pedestrians have been badly affected by the cut-off. For over nearly a week the public have to travel further by foot and vehicle and crossed the main Mataniko bridge inorder to reach the Point Cruz area or Chinatown. And this…

East Malaita calls for NDMO assessment

The East Malaita region which was affected by last week’s flash floods has called on the national disaster management office (NDMO) to carryout assessment on the remote region. In October last year, the region was also badly affected by flood and was declared a disaster zone where they were aided with relief supplies. Eight months…

Queen shares sympathy

QUEEN Elizabeth II has send deepest condolences to the Government and people of Solomon Islands following the devastating floods that killed at least 23 people and left thousands homeless. In a message to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui on Monday 7th April, the Queen said she was deeply saddened to learn of the devastating…

It roared like a speeding vehicle

KENTON Foafasi was still packing his family’s belonging at their Koa Hill home when Mataniko river bursts its bank last Thursday. “All of a sudden the waters and debris came rushing through,” the 24-year-old recalled as he lay in his hospital bed at the National Referral Hospital last weekend. “Our house was the first to…