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…

Cabinet to consider Covid vaccine policy next week

CABINET will meet next week to consider the National COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Implementation Plan, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his nationwide address early this week. Mr. Sogavare said the Oversight Committee together with the COVAX Coordinating Committee and the Technical Working Group on Vaccines would be doing the presentation. “Despite missing out on…

Call to build Aligegeo dining hall 

A CONCERNED parent wants to see Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) dining hall in Malaita Province upgraded. This is because the school has been using a temporary dining hall for the past two years.  Since the burning down of the school’s dining hall back on Friday 30 August 2019, the school has been using a…

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…

City expects major facelift with $243m support

HONIARA City is expected to be transformed in the next 24 months, thanks to the government and people of Japan for the huge support of SBD$243,000,000.00. The huge sum of money will go towards the drainage systems, bus stations, streetlights, traffic signboards, and pavement markings. The formalize Phase 2 of the SB$243 million dollars Kukum…

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,…