KOICA to build new health centre at Visale

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) would fund a new maternity and child health centre for Visale Catholic Mission (VCM) and Visale community in West Guadalcanal this year. On Sunday a delegation from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Honiara, Guadalcanal Provincial and Catholic Mission visited the proposed site at Visale. During the site visit,…

Deportation call

Government has been urged to immediately deport the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and then ten (10) Singaporeans consultant. The Workers Union of Solomon Islands, WUSI, in a statement yesterday made the call saying the Government must ban them from re-entering the country. The WUSI General Secretary Tony Kagovai…

Govt committed to reopens REPEL

DEMOCRATIC Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to reopening the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) on Yandina, Central island province. Edward Kingmele, the national consultant for agriculture, lands &fisheries within the Prime Minister Office (PMO) highlighted this during the official launching of the Rural Development Program (RDP) component 2 at Mendana Hotel on…

RDP component 2 launched

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) on Friday officially launched the Rural Development Program (RDP) component 2 in Honiara. The official launching was attended by farmers, stakeholders, non-government organisations (NGO) and private sector at the Mendana Hotel. The objectives of RDP component 2 establishing partnership and support to enhance rural livelihoods through…

Research underway on beche-de-mer

A RESEARCH on the growth and reproduction of beche-de-mer is currently underway in the country. The Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources (MFMR) has told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr Christian Ramofafia said, that they are conducting a research to learn more about the growth of sea cucumber, so that right…

Fisheries top earner for govt

This Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) remains one of the top revenue collectors for the government over the years and is increasing. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr Christian Ramofafia during the recent Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing at the National Parliament conference room. The PS during the occasion revealed…