LOGGING, SEXUAL ABUSE IN MALAITA

Report: Victims young as 12 By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENIIn Auki  SEXUAL exploitation of local girls and women is a major concern in Malaita province, a newly published research report has revealed. The newly published report by WorldFish, which assesses the local impacts of logging on food security, fisheries, and well-being in Malaita revealed stories of…

70 homes for Sikaiana families

A TOTAL of 70 houses built under the housing scheme of Malaita Outer Island (MOI) constituency have been completed, says Member of Parliament (MP) Martin Kealoe. In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Kealoe said these 70 houses were from the island of Sikaiana alone. Mr Kealoe described the completion of the family homes as ‘a…

PNG helps with medical supplies

Papua New Guinea government has stepped into support the country with medical supplies. The office of the prime minister & cabinet (OPMC) received the consignments of medical supplies. The medical supplies were handed over by the PNG government through its high commission office in Honiara on Thursday. The five cartons of medical supplies contained 23…

Gizo breeds local CRB species

WESTERN Province’s Agriculture office has confirmed that a local Coconut Rhinoceros beetle species is present in the western end of Gizo town. Chief Field Officer Allen Takanunu said, the beetle in Gizo is a local species common in the Pacific Islands. However, it is easy to control by biological means, and is different from the…

Youths to clean-up Gizo town

SIX Youth groups within the Gizo Township will commence a thorough clean-up campaign in the Western Provincial capital this week. This is ahead of the tour date for the famous cruise ship, Pacific Eden, this month. Western Province Environmental Health Inspector Merilyn Vana, told the Solomon Star Gizo that her office has engaged youth groups…