GeneXpert calibration kits & cartridges arrive for COVID-19 testing in provinces

On 22 December The Australian Government and World Health Organization (WHO) officially handed over three additional GeneXpert calibration kits and 600 GeneXpert cartridges to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to enhance COVID-19 testing in the provinces.  GeneXpert machine cartridges and calibration kits are essential components in the installation and operation of the machine…

TFL games underway

THE annual TLF games at Laugwata in the interior part of ward 3 in West Kwara’ae Constituency, Malaita Province has kicked off on Monday 21st December. TFL stands for Tehila, Laugwata, and Faubora communities. The one-week TLF games were officially opened by Malaita Provincial Minister for Youth, Women and Sports Ivan Tonafalea on Sunday. President…

Community lead conservation encouraged

MEMBERS of the Totoku Community on Simbo Island, Western Province are being encouraged to take up the leading role in conservation efforts to protect their marine resources. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) last week rolled out four (4) Community-based Fisheries Management Plan, In-shore Fishing Aggregating Devices (IFAD/Rafter), and Financial Inclusion Initiative. A Management…