Schools thank KGA

KASTOM Garden Association (KGA) has been commended for assisting communities and schools replant their food gardens after the April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal. This was expressed when officers of KGA visited some of the high schools and training centres east of Honiara yesterday. Some of the schools and trainings have begun harvesting their crops,…

Schools told to discourage chemical farming

SCHOOLS engaged in farming are discouraged from using fertilizers and other pesticides. Kastom Garden Association (KGA), a local non-government organisation established to promote organic farming, made the reminder when its staff visited two high schools and a rural training centre, east of Honiara yesterday. KGA provincial coordinator Silas Kere visited St. Martin Rural Training Centre,…

Tenaru plans to harvest rice soon

ST Joseph’s Tenaru School are expected to harvest their one hectare rice farm in three months’ time. The school is growing its own rice to supplement the student’s daily diet. The April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal took its toll on the school’s agriculture projects, causing widespread damages to its rice and vegetable farms. The…

Nation supports SIDS goals

SOLOMON Islands has thrown its full support and welcomes the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) development goal for sustainable development through genuine and durable partnership. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga echoed the country’s support when presenting his remarks at the opening of the plenary session amongst heads of governments, government officials, SIDS delegates, NGOs, international…

Work on new wharf set to go

CONSTRUCTION of a new international wharf at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will kick off next month. Japan is funding the construction of this new project. Speaking at the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum on Friday Glyn Joshua,SIPA’s director corporate service said actual construction will start off this October and should complete by…

No more land for future tourism development

Honiara has no vacant land for future tourism development says permanent secretary (PS) of lands, housing and survey.  Stanley Waleanisia was speaking during the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum held which was successfully staged at Heritage Park Hotel on Friday. Mr Waleanisia clarified this when the forum openly discussed a possibility in asking the…

DPM in Apia for SIDS

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West celebrates youth day

More than 700 youths representing Gizo and Vella La Vella in the Western province converged into Gizo on  last Thursday to commemorate the world youth day in style. The day which was commemorated based on the theme “Youth and Mental Health” was staged at Gizo netball court stadium. The day was commemorated globally on August…