HCC upgrades Mbokona-Buburu old bridge

Mbokona and Buburu communities in Central Honiara can now use one of their old serving bridges after it was upgraded recently. Honiara City Councils (HCC) through the Works Division funded the bridge improvement project. Councillor for Mbokona and Mbumburu ward, Eddie Ngava who was instrumental in the move to upgrade the wooden bridge on Monday…

Temotu initial assessment concluded

The Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) along with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has completed its initial assessment for the Temotu outer islands following cyclone Pam’s destruction fortnight ago. Red Cross Deputy Secretary General Clement Manuri said a team from Red Cross was part of the assessment that was dispatched to Temotu. “Our team…

Look after your bridge

MBOKONA and Mbumburu communities in Central Honiara are being urged to be good custodian of their newly fixed wooden bridge. Acting Honiara City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor and councillor for that particular ward Eddie Ngava highlighted this when handing over the bridge on Monday afternoon. The wooden bridge was old and residents in the two…

US offers disaster assistance to SI, Vanuatu

In the wake of the destruction resulting from Cyclone Pam, the United States Government has awarded $400,000 in disaster assistance in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. This funding has been given to international programs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are providing on-the-ground disaster assistance in these two cyclone-affected countries. In Solomon Islands, the U.S. Government awarded…

Local dishes promoted at expo

THE Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) has discouraged the sale of fried food, junk food and rice while encouraging traditional dishes. This was one of the main highlight at the expo throughout this week. President of Honiara Council of Women (HCW) Martha Alacky said, this was to encourage women to revitalise the traditional local dishes from…

World Vision to provide relief to Temotu

World Vision has begun preparing relief items to distribute to families affected by the severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Temotu Province. More than 5,000 people in Tikopia, Anuta and the Reef Islands have been affected with close to 1,500 homes damaged and livelihoods destroyed. World Vision is supporting the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and…

Sick patients commend PM

Admitted sick patients at Kilu’ufi Hospital, Malaita Province have commended the Prime Minster and his delegation for visiting the hospital last week. Mr Sogovare was in Auki for the launching of the provincial government’s policy document and took time after the even to visit the hospital. During the visit he was accompanied by the Minister…