Farewell Taku from Kakamora land

Mr. Takuya Shizumi is from Japan who came to the Banana and Kakamora Land in 2012 under the JOCV program. He is a physiotherapist by profession, qualified in that field and very experienced, committed and dedicated to his job just like all Japanese are. When he arrived in Kirakira Hospital in 2012, he was assigned…

Call for long-term plan to help flood victims

The Solomon Islands Government has been urged to develop a clear, long-term plan to help people still living in evacuation centres since April’s devastating floods. The Government has attempted to close the centres, but extended their operation until the end of the month after protests from flood victims.  Solomon Islands Development Trust says a two-way…

Local NSW community helps flood victims

Solomon Islands New South Wales community has offered a timely donation to assist the April 3 flood victims. About 200 bags of rice and 90 cartons of Solomon blue tuna has been donated to the flash flooding victims last week. The goods have been handed over on Wednesday to the Dorcas Welfare SDA federation and…

Centenary celebration ends

The weeklong centenary celebration in Viru, Western province marking the arrival of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church has ended yesterday. UP to 5,000 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members have congregated at Viru last week to celebrate the arrival of the SDA gospel in the country. The week-long celebration was officially opened by Prime Minister…

Melanesian countries to attend SDA conventions here

Three Melanesian countries including Australia will attend the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) youth convention in Honiara next week. They are Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji and Australia. Youths representative from these countries will start arriving this weekend to take part at the SDA youths convention. A Solomon Island Mission (SIM) spokesperson told the Solomon…

Roderick Bay festival ready to kick off

With the 5th Melanesian festival of arts and culture kicking off this Saturday at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) the small Florida Island in Central Island Province will also be hosting its 3rd yacht festival starting this Friday. The festival will be held at Roderick Bay Hideaway. Premier of Central Island province and other…

More graduates from APTC

MORE than a hundred fifty (150) local students have successfully completed their training under the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) during a graduation cermeony last Thursday. This was by far the largest number to have graduated from the institution since the inception of the program. The graduation ceremony was attended by minister of education Dick Ha’amori,…

Trade expo work takes shape

Preparations for the upcoming trade expo in Honiara which is set to begin on the 6th of July 2014 is progressing well. The chairman of the trade expo Redley Raramo confirmed this on Sunday. “I’m pleased to confirm that work has progressed well over the past weeks and I must commend my committee members and…

‘Solomons just like Jamaica’

Members of the visiting group band from Jamaica, Inner Circle said they are keen to return to the country in the future. Speaking to local media and VIP guests at a press conference on Sunday at the Heritage Park hotel, the band’s drummer Lancelot said their coming back depends entirely on the promoters and the…