NZ provides health support

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will send a medical assistance team to Solomon Islands to assist the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in meeting urgent medical needs following the recent flooding. The team will also support the ministry of health and medical services to provide medical support to affected areas,…

MSG council of arts and culture meets

Members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Council of Arts and Culture Meeting (CACM) met in Port Vila this week to discuss progress of the preparations of the 5th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival to be hosted by Papua New Guinea in June this year. The Chair of the MSG CACM, Mr Charles Wea from…

Portable bridge on its way

New Zealand to help besieged Solomon Islands New Zealand will send health workers and a portable bridge to the Solomon Islands which is reeling from multiple natural disasters. The Solomons were shaken by a magnitude 7.6 quake on Sunday and another one measuring 7.4 overnight, just weeks after floods devastated the region. Humanitarian assistance has…

TOWER Insurance donates tank to school

TOWER Insurance Ltd had donated a 4,300 litre tank to King George VI high school in Honiara last week. The presentation of the tank was made to the principal of the school, Mr Samuel Fangata. The school is currently home to the displaced flood victims who have taken refuge at the school in this tragic…

Reef Islanders still awaits airstrip opening

PEOPLE of Reef islands, Temotu province are still waiting when the newly constructed Lomlom airstrip in Reef will be officially opened. Lomlom airport was completed last year but the opening of the new domestic airport was delayed. Principal of Balipaa community high school in Reef island, said Reef islanders are still waiting for the airport…

Isabel villages urged to maintain cleanliness

Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto has urged indigenous people of Isabel province to keep their villages clean and in order at all times SIVB officials, representative from the ministry of culture and tourism Jonathan Bako, aviation official Alwyn Mavo and minister of tourism Samuel Manetoali visited Isabel province last…

Progressive realization for people with disability

There has been progressive awareness and advocacy to date by People with Disability Solomon Islands (PWDSI) and Community Based Rehabilitation Unit (CBR) of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services along with stakeholders on the rights of persons with disabilities. Their inclusion in the society is fundamental as all citizens are to be treated equally…

SIYC team acknowledges NCRA Government

The Solomon Islands Youth for Changeteam (SIYCteam) acknowledges the NCRA government for a positive response to the call made by the team by converting the former CYP Centre into a National Youth Development Centre. SIYCteam learnt that a concept paper was submitted to the cabinet and was revealed by the Honorable Minister of the Ministry…

Call for evacuation centers

Chief James Maona of Lilisiana urged responsible authorities in both the provincial and national level to build evacuation centers for people. The call was made on Monday following the tsunami warning which left many in Auki township especially those in Lilisiana to flee to higher grounds and spent a night in the cold bushes. Chief…