Conservation groups get help

TWO turtle conservation groups in the country have received support from the government this week. Marau Community Nesting Beach Conservation from Guadalcanal province and Haevo-Kulona Foundation Conservation from Isabel on Tuesday received sets of stationeries and field –monitoring equipment from the environment and conservation Division in Honiara. The handing over was conducted by the director…

Duff school calls for help

TETOLI community high and primary school on Duff island in Temotu Province is calling on Solomon Island Government(SIG)and aid donors to help improve their school infrastructure on the Island. The school was badly affected by the recent cyclone Pam which hit the island early this year. Pam pulled down some of the classrooms and staff…

Telekom communication needed in Utupua

UTUPUA islanders in Temotu province have appealed to both Solomon Telekom and Bmobile/Vodafone companies to extend their communication network services to the island. They said, both telecommunication firms are cordially invited to construct communication network towers on the island so they too can access  communications to the rest of the global community. Temotu Provincial member…

Duff appeals for health support

ISLANDERS living on the far eastern island of Duff in Temotu province have raised concern over the deteriorating state of their only rural clinic. And they call on both the national and provincial government to step in to improve the infrastructure of their rural clinic. A visit by the Solomon Star to the clinic fortnight…

Police probes gate arson

Police is now investigating the allegedly burning of the FOPA village entry gate at Panatina, East Honiara over the weekend. A spokesman from the criminal investigation department (CID) at Naha said, the case was reported to them on Sunday after the incident had happened. “The burning down of the iconic gate at FOPA village at…

Water bottle price up

THE current fine weather which results in little rainfall has seen the demand for water bottle going up over the past weeks. Reports said, most shops have experienced a hike in price due to demand for water. Bottled water factory are reportedly in mass production. The dry spell had forced many families to buy cartons…

Shell money fest preparation underway

Preparations for the annual shell money festival will be held on the 17th and 18th this month in Langalanga Lagoon, Malaita province. As such preparation is making progress at Busu Home Stay cultural tourism resort in Langalanga. The festival will run for two days starting on Wednesday 17th and will end on Friday 18th this…

Poor conditions in rural roads

DETERIORATING poor conditions of feeder roads in rural areas of the country are a real evidence justifying plea to the Government of the day to device long term plan for road maintenance. Guadalcanal Provincial member for Paripao ward, Andrew Rayboy made the call in light of very poor conditions of feeder roads on the island.…

Paripao community urged to work

Member for Paripao ward in North East Guadalcanal Andrew Rayboy encourages his community to engage in agriculture and agro-forestry to invite development taking place in their community. He made the encouragement during a one day celebration to mark the Guadalcanal Province 31st second appointed day at Newtenabuti on Tuesday. He said, development like road cannot…

First class health centre for A’arai

Villagers in and around A’arai village, east Kwara’ae, Malaita province now have a permanent health centre, described as a first class health lecture by the Solomon islands government, Ministry of Health infrastructure advisor, Michael Green. Started in or around 19th October 2011 after initial community work saw the completion of foundation for the health centre…