Villagers warned against the use of chemical

GUADALCANAL plains farmers have been warned against using chemicals in their food gardens. Kastom Gaden Association (KGA), an organised established to promote organic farming, issued the warning when conducting basic farm training for flood victims of Papangu village, Ngalimbiu, on the Guadalcanal plains this week. KGA manager Clement Adosaia said like any chemicals, fertilizer, which…

Final day for flood victims

FLOOD victims occupying the FOPA and Rove evacuation centres have until tomorrow to vacate the centres, director of National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates said. Mr Yates said this is due to financial challenges. “The government has no further funds to keep operating the centres,” he said yesterday. “Also this is to allow the government…

Flood victims query use of relief funds

Victims of the April floods are questioning the government over the millions of dollars donors have given in aid disaster relief. A spokesman for the victims said they believed the funds have not been properly managed. The claim comes as the government gave the remaining victims still occupying FOPA and Rove evacuation centres to vacate…

CP prepares for big day

CENTRAL Islands Province will mark their provincial second appointed day in Tulagi, Monday next week. Acting provincial secretary Henry Limbo said preparations for the commemoratory event have been progressing well. “Some of the preparatory work includes setting up the venue, cleaning around the capital and finalising groups that will take part in the program,” Mr…

Council supports Eco-School 3R project

HONIARA City Council has been a key supporter of the newly launched Eco-School 3Rs Project. Speaking on behave of the Mayor and Clerk yesterday, Lance Cash said the council is eager to see positive changes with the actions taken to address solid waste management in the city. Mr Cash said solid waste management is everyone’s…

Students urge gov’t to release allowances

SOLOMON Islands students studying in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu institutions are urging the National Government through the Ministry of Finance to quickly release their allowances. Those at the Divine Word University in Madang said the second semester has commenced but they are yet to receive allowances. “It is important we received our allowances on…

Solid waste management taken into town schools

NINE schools in Honiara will be taking part in the eco-school 3Rs project that was launched in Honiara yesterday. Theme of the project is ‘Eco-School for a cleaner Solomon Islands.’ The project was part of the Japanese technical cooperation project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management (J-PRISM Project). The program was part…

SIPPA workers end training

SOLOMON Islands planned parenthood association (SIPPA) workers have ended their three days training yesterday. This was in preparation for any disaster that may arise in the future. The training covered medical care, mental care and physical support for survivors and sexual violence during future crisis. It was aimed to assist participants to increase their knowledge…

Leaders agree to advocate in communities

CHIEFS and church leaders from various provinces last Thursday agree to actively support adolescent health programs for young people in communities. They pledged to mobilise the programs during they discuss during an Adolescent Health Development conference organised last week. A church leader, Pastor George Auna said during their discussion in a Health Development Conference held…