Malaria survey next month

THE Malaria Vector Borne Disease Control Program (MVBDP) will conduct a survey to find out the status of malaria in the country and control its outbreak. This will happen next month. Preparation for the survey is currently underway. Malaria indicator survey coordinator Charlie Ghambu said the survey will roll out first in the provinces before…

Fashion De Hapi Isles dresses gov’t workers

GOVERNMENT officers working at the Maritime Division and the High Court (SIHC) were boosted with new official outfits on Monday. This was made possible through Fashion De Hapi Isles which imported the outfits from Fiji. During the official handover, owner Peterson Boso encouraged all government officers to wear their uniforms daily during officially working hours.…

Funding delay worries Isabel

ISABEL Province is worried that the delay of the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) will affect the development and implementation process of the proposed projects for the province. In the event of a likely further delay all the projects will fall behind schedule, Isabel’s provincial secretary John Mark Lokumana said yesterday. Mr Lokumana told the…

Eco-school programme to promote environment

NINE schools in Honiara will be the first to undertake the eco-school programme project aimed at enhancing students and staff knowledge on environmental issues to become environmental stewards. Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Honiara City Council and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are the…

IPAM training underway in Atori

A FOUR-DAY training conducted by Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) for all public servants working in Atori, East Malaita, is currently underway. Sponsored for by the national government and facilitated by IPAM, the training is aimed at re-strengthening the supervision skills of all public servants working within eastern Malaita region. Atori police officer,…

Adolescent activities planned for communities

Ministry of health adolescent health workers are planning to organize a number of adolescent related activities in some of the existing communities in the provinces. This was agreed upon during their discussion last Thursday. These activities and programs will feature STIs awareness, alcohol, marijuana, protection message on gender based violence and teenage pregnancy. Ministry of…

Overloading still a concern

THE continuous overloading of vessels travelling to Honiara from Auki has yet again sparked concern not only from responsible authorities but also from the general Malaita public. Over the past few weeks, marine vessels providing weekly shipping services to Auki have continuously been overloaded and evaded being detained by Police. Police had previously detained two…

Officers survive sea ordeal

FOUR police officers and a chief of Atori, East Malaita, survived when their canoe capsized due to rough seas last week. They were on their way to attend to an incident in the area. According to reports received, the five were on their way to Ambe in north Malaita when they met the heavy storm…

USP to sign MOU with Isabel

A TEAM from University of the South Pacific (USP) team is in Isabel this week to discuss and sign a deal with the provincial authorities for to establishment of USP centre in Buala. This was confirmed by the Isabel provincial secretary John Mark Lokumana yesterday when speaking to Solomon Star from Buala. PS Lokumana said,…

Gold Ridge group wants Fijian security guards out

THE Gold Ridge People’s Power Group (GRPPG) has called on the national government to disengage the Fijian security firm contracted to provide security at Gold Ridge mine site, central Guadalcanal. The group said the job should have been given to locals. Spokesman for the group Ribson Nunua said people of Gold Ridge are not happy…