We will not move out, says Max

FLOOD victims who used to occupy Mbokonavera evacuation centre say they will not move out of camp unless the government assists them. The victims are now living at FOPA village, Panatina. A spokesman for the victims, Noel Max, said they will not move out of FOPA village until they were told to move to their…

Prospecting sets to start at Kuma

PROSPECTING company, Australian Resource Management (ARM), is set to kick start its prospecting operation in Kuma, South Guadalcanal. The UK listed and Brisbane based company is gearing up to resume operation. Local representative and consultant who will oversee the project, Desmond Sese said he is very keen to see the project gets off the ground.…

Meiklejohn: Violence in conflict is a concern

BRITISH High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Dominic Meiklenjohn said violence against those vulnerable, including women, during conflicts is a serious concern that must be addressed. He uttered this in parallel to the ‘Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ that will begin today in London. It is an international declaration by England in recognition…

Aust justice minister visiting here

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Justice Michael Keenan will visit Solomon Islands over the next two days to discuss continuing support for the Solomon Islands people through law and justice initiatives. Mr Keenan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, the Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Chris Laore, the Minister for Justice…

Fau’abu maternity ward to open doors soon

FAU’ABU Rural Health Centre (FRHC) maternity ward which was officially opened last Friday after a major renovation will soon open to the public. Marilyn Iro, provincial reproductive health coordinator of Kilufi hospital, said they need to put tiles on the floor first. Ms Iro said the environment inside the ward was dramatically improved after the…

NZ to build new eye centre here

AS part of its Pacific strategy The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is working with the New Zealand government to build a state-of-the-art eye care centre in Honiara. The $3.8million investment will create a sustainably designed facility and represents an ongoing commitment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the charity founded over 20…

Family planning training for Isabel nurses

A ONE-WEEK training on family planning for nurses in Isabel Province ended at provincial capital Buala, Friday. The training was facilitated by the United Nation Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s reproductive health division. About16 nurses participated in the training, conducted to help equip participants with family planning methods…

Lau lagoons hit by diarrhea outbreak

THE diarrhea outbreak announced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services last week has taken its toll on those residing on the artificial islands in the Lau Lagoons of Malaita. Famous for its more than a hundred man-made islands and mostly fishing expert inhabitants, the region has also been one of the most heavily…