‘Aligegeo shaped my life’

A Fijian woman says Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School helps to shape her life. Viniana Duituturanga was a student at Aligegeo from 1969 to 1971 when her father was a teacher there. Last week she visited her old school in Malaita. “Aligegeo School is my home from 1969 to 1971,” Duituturanga said. “I live and schooled…

Public asked to help fight TB

The national Tuberculosis (TB) programme is looking at engaging communities to help carry out the fight against TB in the country. Director Noel Itogo said it is important that communities must involve in this fight against the killer disease. “One of the main focuses of TB programme is to roll out TB services and engaged…

Red Cross outlines vision

“Our vision is to become the leading humanitarian organization in the Solomon Islands, improving the lives of vulnerable people,” says Solomon Island Red Cross (SIRC) President, Donald Tahani. SIRC have launched their Strategic Plan for the next four years last Wednesday. The highlight of their work plan goal is the aim to reach 30 per…

A bold new vision

In a report released by the WHO today, Thursday, 23 March 2017, (from which I quote) “A bold new plan developed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, with support from WHO, sets out the Pacific nation____s roadmap towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. “The plan defines what services are to…

NO MORE PAYMENT

…For all ex-combatants by government THE six million ($6m) paid by government to ex-combatants in 2015 and 2016 are the final cash payout to be made for the former fighters. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) Justus Denni when he appeared before the…

Lucky families

Two families counted themselves lucky when a vehicle veered off the road and stopped just in front of their homes in the early hours of Saturday at Lengakiki. The incident happened at around 3am. Bakana Longasaliu told the Sunday Star a mango tree in front of his house stopped the rolling hilux from destroying his…

Benefits of teak tree

Teak is one of the popular trees planted in almost every corner of the country. It was said to be a highly commercial tree species. A report from the Ministry of Forest said teak was a species which was recommended for many situations in country. It was a timber which was highly regarded in the…

Vasuni queries loggers

Central Province to meet over logging operation Central Islands Provincial will convene an urgent meeting this week to discuss a logging company’s operations and compliance issues. Tropical Logging Company landed with its machineries two weeks ago at Voghovavala point, Nautuha District, with informing the provincial executive. The incident prompted widespread criticism of the provincial administration’s…

Meet the Kitchen Boys

A five-boy band with a dream A DREAM of a five-boy band started from scratch. And they were able to make a break-through after they formed themselves a musical group and practically played live music apart from raising funds and enduring obstacles. Band leader Francisco Kengava was happy to share the experiences of his boys…

Police set to sign new pact with Indonesia

A DRAFT Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Indonesian National Police is expected to be signed soon. The MoU is focused on cooperation to prevent and combat transnational crimes and building international police capacity. Supervising minister of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Peter…