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…

Council hails male input in IWD celebration 

President of the Malaita Province Council Of women Martha Rurai has acknowledged men advocators who lead the International Women Day 2020 celebration in Auki last week.  Mrs. Rurai said the participation of men at the international women day celebration has reflected collaboration and working together that women need. It highlighted that men and women are…

Marist Champs

Wins SIPA Top Eight Champs By CARLOS ARUAFU Marist Futsal team is the new champion of the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge after defeating a tough KF Gold side 6-3 to seal their victory, at the Multipurpose Hall on Saturday afternoon. It was not an easy ride for the experienced Marist side as they were pushed…

Status of ‘Quarantine’ clarified 

MHMS: Quarantine is a standard measure against COVID-19 The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is reassuring the public that quarantine is a standard measure or procedure to protect and prevent the spread of any disease. As a response to the government’s travelling advisory, people travelling through affected countries must be quarantined for at…