Gov’t launches news magazine

A NEW magazine to promote government activities was launched in Honiara, Wednesday. The Government’s Communication Unit (GCU) will publish the monthly news magazine for the government, which will be called the Nation. Director of Government Communication George Herming said for the last 10 years, people have not been informed about what their government is doing.…

Communities commend KGA

PAPANGU Community in east Guadalcanal plains has commended the Kastom Gaden Association KGA) for providing them basic agriculture training. KGA conducted a series of trainings in the past weeks for communities in Berande, Balasuna, and Ngalimbiu, who were affected by the April flash floods that hit Guadalcanal and Honiara. Chief Leon Thugea described the trainings…

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…

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…