Fr. Beu to lead delegation to town

A DELEGATION from Temotu Provincial Government executive will tour Honiara next week, during which they’ll call on line ministries. Premier Fr. Brown Beu revealed this.  “I will lead a delegation from my executive to Honiara next Tuesday,” he told the Solomon Star from provincial capital Lata. He said the team will comprised of ministers of…

China Red Cross steps in with USD$50,000

The Red Cross Society of China has donated USD$50,000 (more than $300,000) towards the flood relief efforts. The donation was channeled through the Solomon Islands Chinese Association (SICA), which handed the funds over to the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, last week. Along with the funds, SICA also donated mats, which will be distributed to…

Students produce oven frums for flood victims

MACHINIST Fitting & Maintenance students of Don Bosco made oven drums for the flood victims that took shelter in the school’s multi-purpose hall last month. This was part of their school project. On Thursday, they distributed six ovens to the Ngalimbiu families. This weekend they will be distributing it to other  families of Foxwood (12…

Western Province victims to be assisted

THE Western Provincial Agriculture extension office says it is prepared to provide technical assistance to disaster stricken areas in the province. Western was one of the provinces affected by last month’s bad weather, which caused flash floods in Honiara and Guadalcanal. Western Provincial chief field officer Samson Timi said communities from Vela la Vela, Kolombangara,…

Metapona residents living in fear

People living downstream at Metapona river in North Guadalcanal are fearing for their lives and are calling on the government to allow St Barbara back to resume its operations to deal with the tailings dam. The plea was made following reports the dams are overflowing after last month’s cyclone and mass flooding. An assessment done…

Weapons’ destruction move queried

Police officers within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are questioning the process in which RAMSI PPF has taken an attempt without the police executives’ knowledge to destroy RSIPF weapons. The corporate and logistics officers were shocked when a weapons destruction certificate was brought to their attention by a PPF officer on the 14th…

Contracts for road works in North West Guadalcanal

THREE companies have been awarded the contract to carryout emergency work on the affected roads on the North West Guadalcanal. In a statement yesterday, the ministry of infrastructure development (MID) said following the flash flooding on 3rd and 4th April 2014, the ministry of infrastructure development undertook to put in place three contract packages to…

Extra $6.4M needed for flood relief

THE National Disaster Management Office is seeking an extra $6.4 million from the national government to continue with its relief efforts outside of Honiara and other provinces. This was after the initial $6 million the government had allocated for relief efforts in Honiara had been used up. The need for additional funds had put more…

Group wants PM removed Lilo rubbishes call

THE Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) “strongly” calls on parliament to immediately table “and duly pass” a motion-of-no-confidence on the Prime Minister. Interim chairman Barnabas Henson said there is lack of honesty, transparency, and accountability to the people of Solomon Islands by the Prime Minister. Mr Henson said that has…

Landowners condemn use of resources

A GROUP of East Kwara’ae landowners in Malaita Province has condemned responsible authorities funding and maintaining the East Malaita road for what they claimed as “free extraction of gravel from their land”. The 13 Kilometer long East road is currently being repaired and maintained by the Trades Transformation Construction Company. However, throughout their maintenance work,…