Red Cross pledges support

Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) on Wednesday launched its FINPAC Project at the Lord Howe Settlement. Speaking at the launching ceremony, SIRC Community Risk Disaster Management spokesperson Cameron Vudi said this project would enable an improved monitoring and delivery of weather and climate services to the community. Vudi said communities would be able to use…

Veke on policy framework

Guadalcanal Province premier Anthony Veke says Guadalcanal Province needs equal participation from its entire population to attain sustainable development in the province. Premier Veke said all men and women must participate. He made this comment when congratulating the province’s women and girls in the successful launching of the province’s women’s policy framework on Wednesday last…

New water project launched

Solomon Water has started its million dollar infrastructure project upgrade last week. The upgrade started with a ground breaking ceremony on Friday at the Tasahe main supplying tank. The$22 million project was awarded to a joint venture contractor Reeves International and CCB Envico. The project, which was supported by the Australian government, will construct new…

AUSTRALIA OFFERS RELIEF HELP

THE Australian government has supported Solomon Islands after Friday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake by offering more than SBD$290, 000 in relief efforts. A statement from the Australian High Commission office in Honiara yesterday said Australian government is on standby to help. It has also expressed condolences to Solomon Islands. The statement added, the Solomon Islands Government…

Miss Solomons to promote tourism

Miss Solomon Islands is now back in the country after her successful campaign in Samoa with plans to promote the country’s tourism industry. Speaking to PAOA FM, Camilla Grossmith said promoting tourism through our culture is important. “Culture plays an important part in promoting our local tourism industry because tourists coming into the country want…

Coronation plans to expand secondary classes

Coronation Christian School is now planning towards upgrading its infrastructure to expand its secondary classes with forms four and five classes. The school principal Adrian Dorovia said the school is now working on a proposal to upgrade its secondary intake. “That is to enrol into forms four and five specifically in the years to come,”…

Relief food to quake victims

Patrol boat dispatched to Makira A patrol boat will be dispatched today with emergency food supplies to the earthquake stricken province of Makira-Ulawa to assist communities there. That’s according to the Director of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Loti Yates. Makira-Ulawa Province, as well as parts of Malaita, Guadalcanal and Malaita, were badly hit…

Sogavares touched the sick in Gizo

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his wife Emmy have touched the hearts of the sick at Gizo Hospital including children and women. The Sogavares were in Gizo on Wednesday 7th December to attend Western Province’s 33rd Second Appointed Day Anniversary. During the visit, many of the patients who were unable to join the celebrations due…

Alleged arsonist remanded

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly burning down three houses in east Guadalcanal last month. Donation Tapalia faces three counts of arson in relation to an allegation on 25 October 2016 at Listara village. The houses he allegedly burnt were made of sago palm leaves and bush materials and belonged…

Australia ready to give help

AUSTRALIA’S Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says her government is ready to provide any support once requested in relation to Friday’s 7.8 earthquake that stuck off Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province. “The Australian Government has in place pre-positioned supplies for shelter, water, sanitation, food,” Ms Bishop said. “If they’re required we can work with the local authorities and…