Students pay tribute

Solomon Islands students study at various universities at Fiji paid tribute to children, families, men and women who lost their lives in the April 3 flash flood during a memorial service at Laucala campus on Sunday. The memorial service began with a minute silence, national anthem and laying of wreaths by representatives of Laucala, FNU,…

Red Cross update as of Sunday

Red cross update as of Sunday 13th April 2014. Key statistics • 21 people dead, 2 are missing (revised down by Royal Solomon Islands Police Force) • There are approximately 9400 people in 21 welfare centres (NDMO figures) • Approximately 52,000 people have been affected – 12,000 in Honiara and 40,000 in Guadalcanal Latest Red Cross actions Water…

Australia assists with aerial assessment of Makira

The Australian High Commission has chartered an aircraft to support the Solomon Islands Government with an aerial assessment of Makira following the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and localised tsunami on Sunday. The charter was quickly organised following a request from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) soon after the event. Representatives from the Australian High Commission…

Taiwan medical students here to help

Three medical students from Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial hospital, Taiwan, are in the country to assist the victims affected by the recent flash flood. The team was led by a team leader Ms. Sophine Wang and included Dr Engene Chang and Dr Andy Hsieh. The trio have spent a week already and have visited…

Pre-trial on arson case

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be held on Patmos Island arson case on April 30, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The hearing however, will be conducted only on two of the five accused namely Iro Asilaua, 22, and George Malua, 19. Twenty year-olds Adrian Smith Malua and Ama Adomi together with George Asilaua, 22, are under…