GOVT ACCUSED

A former top government minister has accused the national government of not living up its word in the land accusation process. And further warns the national project involving the Tina River hydro-project will not be successful if government fails to follow the right procedures. Walton Naezon who is the current provincial member for Malango ward…

Onika pleased with second reading of Bill

Minister of lands and housing Joseph Onika has thanked members of parliament (MP) for their positive contribution and support towards the 2014 amendment of the Lands and Titles Bill. Speaking in Parliament yesterday minister Onika said he was very pleased with the level of support and regard that MPs have in support towards the Bill.…

Bekabeka had a surprise visit

The Bekabeka community high school (CHS) on Gatokae island, Marovo, Western province has a surprise visit from the Western provincial government executive late last week. The delegation was led by the Western provincial premier Robert Pae Kuve, the MPA for East Gatogae Wayne Maepio and few other executive members. The surprise visit was to see…

Forestry farmers showing less interest

Farmers engaging in reforestation activities in Baegu and Fataleka, Malaita province are showing lack of interest in forestry related training. Thats according to a Malaita forestry extension officer who wished to have his identity withheld. He said based on observation there were poor turn outs from forestry farmers when trainings are being offered for them…

RAMSI: How to blow $2.6 billion in a decade

Despite the goodwill and dedication of many of those involved, RAMSI ultimately did not help Solomon Islands to stand on its own two feet, writes DAN GAY in the Lowy Interpreter: A POINTED joke used to do the rounds in Honiara: if you needed to call on the Australian police you could usually find them…

New strategy for evacuation centres

MORE than 40 participants of reproductive health workers, teachers and non government organisations (NGOs) yesterday discussed new strategy for evacuation centres. The new plan is to collaborate with education and other NGOs to implement the new strategy for evacuation camps. Ministry of health medical service gender base violence coordinator Nashley Vozoto said it is their…

Health challenges in rural communities highlighted

Access to proper health services is a major concern in the rural communities, the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training heard. Women participants said that health issues in the rural or remote areas is a concern because of lack of access to certain basic services like infrastructure and communication. During their discussions…

‘Teamwork, a way forward for peace’

Teamwork is a way forward to bring peace and unity in our nation, stated the women participants of the transnational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence. During their discussion on Tuesday the women said that only through teamwork ad by working together will peace be available in the country and communities. Having good character…

Malaita schools receive tools

FIFTY four schools throughout Malaita province will receive agriculture tools and materials funded for by the New Zealand Government. This is part of a education development program of the ministry of education and human resources through the New Zealand government. The aim is to boost schools’ agriculture curriculums and also encourage farming for schools in…

SPC: tobacco taxation is a ‘win-win’ situation

Every year, tobacco kills nearly six million people. It remains the largest preventable cause of death on the planet. With more than half the population in Tokelau, Kiribati, Nauru and Wallis and Futuna and over one third of people in Cook Islands, Samoa and Solomon Islands smoking daily, tobacco use contributes significantly to the nearly…