Ministry introduces April Flood recovery plan to development partners

The recovery plan for April’s flash floods has been introduced to development partners in two separate presentations over the last week. Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Recovery Coordinator Daniel Rove spoke to representatives from local and international government ministries, non-government organisations, and other donor bodies. The recovery plan will be nationally owned and…

Vendors disappear as law enforcers back

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) law enforcers yesterday grazed the main streets of Honiara to remove betel-nut vendors. They remove a good number of people sitting along the streets selling betel-nut and cigarettes. But for how long, as these vendors normally dissolve into the crowd when they see law enforcers and reappear after the law…

Kalu thanks Indonesia for prioritizing relationship

Solomon Islands first ever Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Salana Kalu has thanked Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his role in prioritizing Solomon Islands bilateral relations and cooperation with Indonesia. Ambassador Kalu presented his credentials to President Yudhoyono on Monday 21st July at the “Instana Merdeka Palace” in Jakarta where he thanked the…

Drivers must be vigilant

DRIVERS have been urged to be on alert when behind the wheels driving. The reminder came following an early morning traffic accident in Honiara on Wednesday morning just before 10am. The accident occurred at the east bound lane between Hyundai Mall and central market. A witness said she was standing at the Low Price shop…

Officers begin accepting omissions and objections

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) says registration officers this week began accepting omissions and objections from provisional voters’ lists. The Electoral Commission urges voters to check their names at the various registration centres around the country. It says the omissions and objections period which runs from today to August 6 is an opportunity for…

Blood donors acknowledged

The ministry of health and medical services (MHMS) has congratulated blood donors who have supported the blood bank to save lives. The ministry’s permanent secretary (PS) Dr Lester Ross highlighted this Wednesday night during a certificate presentation to faithful blood donors and companies/ business houses that continues to support the blood drive. The event was…

Late celebration for blood donor day

Red Cross Solomon Islands has marked the world blood donor day this week. The event was held at the Rock Haven Inn conference room. The event is usually celebrated every June 14 but due to work and the recent disaster, the celebration was deferred. Dr Audrey Aumua, officer in-charge of the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

‘Protect your family from measles’

Given the suspected measles outbreak, the ministry of health and medical services (MHMS) and World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded parents to have their children immunized with the free vaccination available in Solomon Islands. The ministry’s permanent secretary said Dr. Lester Ross said measles is a highly contagious and deadly disease, but can be easily…

Sevesi: Rethink on development

A concern person from Rennell, Jim Sevesi has outspokenly called on the people and provincial government to rethink on logging and proposed mining development on the island. He made the call citing numerous interests shown by logging and mining companies on harvesting the decades of untouched resources.    Sevesi said whilst the ongoing logging and propose…