TONGS SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT

Tongs Builders Warehouse a locally owned company has provided free of charge a warehouse at its Henderson compound to support the government in its operations for COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold. The property is a huge general-purpose warehouse capable of holding tons of supplies for safekeeping while the arrangement is made for distribution to impacted…

Suidani donates 400 knives 

Member of the Malaita Provincial Assembly for Ward 5 and Premier for Malaita Province Daniel Suidani has donated 400 knives to households in West Fataleka. Premier Suidani donated the knives and grading files to Ward 5 Ward Development Committee (WDC) yesterday in Auki. The premier said the donation is part of the MARA government measures…

West steps up covid-19 preparedness

PREPARATION by the Western Provincial Government (WPG) disaster committee is at a high level says Chairman of the National Camp Management Sector Committee (NCMSC), Karl Kuper. This was during his visit with heads of WPG and disaster operations counter-parts in Gizo on Monday. Having made the statement, Kuper said the people of Western Province should…

USAID assists cyclone victims

UNITED States Government representative Keithie Saunders and World Vision Response Manager Shupayi Mpunga-Direen visited Lelea Lau and Rurete communities in East Honiara this week to hand over needed relief supplies for the victims of Tropical Cyclone Harold. The assistance is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) US$400,000 commitment to support the…

Wale: include fees in stimulus package

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale calls on the government to take a broad approach in its deliberations today on the proposed stimulus package. This call came after the announcement that Cabinet is going to meet today to discuss the stimulus package proposed to help keep the local economy afloat in these trying times, a…

Relief supplies to be dispatched soon

THE Ministry of Environment Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorological Service (MECDM) will soon start dishing out relief supplies to affected communities by the recent tropical cyclone Harold. Permanent Secretary Melchior Mataki said the ministry has already completed the assessment on the damages caused by tropical cyclone Harold is ready for the dishing out of…

Australia gifts second high-speed vessel to RSIPF

The Australian Government has gifted the second of two special purposes, fast pursuit vessels to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for maritime patrol and response operations. The first RSIPF boat which is already undertaking operations on the Western Border was handed over at a ceremony at Rove in October last year. Australian High…

Schools in non-emergency zone to resume

NON-examination classes in both the primary and secondary schools throughout the provinces will join the rest of the secondary examination classes to proceed with their normal classes as of the 4th of May 2020. Under Secretary and Chair of COVID-19 Communications Committee in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development James Basamata confirmed this…