Sofu called upon to fulfill $20k pledge

EAST Kwaio outgoing Member of Parliament (MP), Stanley Festus Sofu has been called upon to fulfill a $20,000 pledge he made toward the development of a proposed Transit Conference Centre for the Atoifi Adventist hospital in his Constituency. Outspoken former provincial member, Mambo Fangaria made the revelations following what he terms as Mr Sofu’s ignorance…

RAMSI boss visits Auki

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite on Monday,paid a visit to the Malaita provincial capital,Auki, where issues related to the upcoming elections were discussed. During the trip Ms Braithwaite met with the Provincial Premier, Edwin Suibaea, the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, (RSIPF) Alfred Uiga and representatives of the…

Tiqe opens new Church

Catholic communities surrounding Tangarare Catholic station have joined Tiqe community over the weekend to celebrate the opening of a newly permanent Church building. Close to three thousand people including people from different provinces came to witness the historical spiritialevent. The completion of the Church was described as a blessing after many years of struggle to…

Promotion of local food production vital

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) with other stakeholders has been embarking on promotion of local food production as stipulated in the Lokol Kaikai Framework. The framework is a programme of action to address food and nutrition security, as well as livelihoods issues. Agriculture and Livestock permanent secretary, Jimi Saelea highlighted this at the…

Backyard gardening encouraged

The backyard gardening, basket gardening and organic process of nursery introduced by the Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) has attracted a lot of farmers and members of the public yesterday. KGA was part of the inaugural agriculture show which kicked off on Tuesday. The farming techniques introduced by KGA was new to some of the local…

Usuramo: Invest in your health

Its important to live a healthy lifestyle in order to have a healthy mind and body. University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus director John Usuramo highlighted this during the launching of the health week at USP campus on Monday. The health week which will run for two weeks with various health activities…

New doctors undergo historic induction

Our twenty newly graduated doctors from Cuba are currently undergoing an induction program organised by the National Referral Hospital (NRH) training committee. The hospital’s Superintendent Dr Rooney Jagilly said this is the first of its kind. He said the Medical and Dental Board (MDB) has identified the need to have such training in place to…

Life skills training at RTC gets support

A program to boost life skill trainings in seven Rural Training Centres (RTC) in the country was launched in Honiara on Friday at the Holy Cross compound. The program dubbed Strengthening Technical and Agriculture Rural Training in Solomon Islands (START) will be implemented by Caritas New Zealand (NZ) and the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational…