SIFF to consider measures on coronavirus

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Executive will have an emergency meeting on Monday 16 March to come up with measures to contain the likely spreading of the coronavirus in the country. SIFF President, William Lai said his executive will convene for the meeting despite there is no confirmed case in the Solomon Islands. “We…

Lake Tegano Red flagged

The World Heritage-listed Lake Tegano in East Rennell is now under the danger list, says the United Nation Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) country representative, Christina Bakolo. Ms Bakolo revealed this during a dialogue called by the Solomon Islands World Heritage in East Rennell or the Core Team, last Thursday in Honiara. According to…

Kooline coach satisfied

The coach for the SIPA Futsal league champions, Kooline, Stanley Puiarana feels satisfied after winning the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge third-fourth playoff at the Multipurpose Hall, Saturday. Kooline defeated Mataks 8-4 in the loser’s final match on Saturday. Puiarana said they concentrated on their defense and made use of their scoring chance. “Really impressed…

Dialogue on Lake Tegano, East Rennell ends

A dialogue between Solomon Islands Government (SIG), Partners and East Rennell Indigenous People (ERIP) has successfully ended in Honiara, Friday. The meeting which was held at Mendana Hotel was concluded with an MoU signing and resolutions from the SIG line ministries, partners and ERIP representatives in Honiara. Speaking during the dialogue was the Permanent Secretary…

Foods gardens affected by flood

Food gardens owned by residents of the Savaulu area in west Guadalcanal was really affected by the heavy rain and flooding, Thursday night. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki reported that there are huge numbers of food gardens at West Guadalcanal being washed away due to the heavy downpour. He said that this really affects…

Reopening DBSI to benefit rural businesses: Marau

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, William Bradford Marau says the re-opening of DBSI will be good for the Makira Ulawa Province’s rural people wanting to develop their resources. He says resource owners should start thinking about venturing into new down-stream processing and industrial activities, and the use of modern technology in business on…

Reform will protect customary lands

The Consultant on Land Reform in the Prime Minister’s Office and former Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, Andrew Manepora’a has assured Makira Ulawa Provincial leaders in Kira Kira, the provincial capital that when the Land Reform will become law, it will protect customary lands and their tribal owners. He says this also means resources…

Citizens call for ban on flights

CSOs are calling on the National Government for total shut-down on all international flights and ships for a definite period.  Development Services Exchange (DSE) representing its CSO members and representatives from social media Yumi Tok Tok forum and Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) in a meeting, Friday collectively made the call amidst the serious risk…

Police prepare for coronavirus

Police are setting up a committee purposely to oversee functions of their preparedness and response plan should there be a Coronavirus (Covid – 19) outbreak in the country. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said this is to support other government agencies to respond to any potential high threat and impacts of coronavirus outbreak in the…

DSE reiterates advice against COVID-19

Development Services Exchange (DSE) and its member Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) reiterates the advice made by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) that everyone should practice safe hygiene as the simple measure against Coronavirus (COVID – 19). An outbreak of COVID-19 could put enormous pressure on our…