Concern over Gizo white-Eye bird 

ENVIRONMENTAL advocator and outspoken Malaita man from Ontong Java Lawrence Makili has raised concerns about the need to preserve Gizo white- Eye bird scientifically known as the Zosterops Iuteirostris only found on Gizo islands in Western province.  Gizo white-eye (zosterops Iuteirostris) is a species of birds in the Zosteropidae family  Mr. Makili said Gizo Island…

Rhinoceros beetle feeds on Noni

THERE’S grave concern that the deadly Rhinoceros beetle has been seen lately infesting on noni plants. That’s according to the North-West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) Chairman. Simon Chottu stated that lately, they have seen rhinoceros beetle feeding on noni plants. In a statement, he said the farmers are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture and…

GP queried on new vehicles

MEMBERS of the Guadalcanal public are querying their Provincial Government on the recent purchases of two new vehicles. There are negatives and positives comments on the Guadalcanal forum Facebook page over the purchase of the two vehicles. Those with negative comments accused the Province of “its poor administration and its outstanding debt.” One commentator said…

Better seed system for Solomon Islands

About 2,000 farming households in the Solomon Islands will now access a stronger seed system following a partnership launch between Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus program (PHAMA Plus).  The collaboration aims to address food and nutrition security concerns in the country which have been exacerbated by COVID-19,…

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‘Tubi logs under Forestry tight surveillance’    Forestry officers who manned the controversial Tubi logs on San Jorge Islands say that they have not received any directive from the headquarters to facilitate the export of the logs by Malaysian logging company Sunrise Investment Ltd. That’s according to reliable sources within the Ministry of Forestry and…