Premier acknowledges quick response

Temotu Provincial Government has acknowledged the government through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for their timely response following the devastation caused by cyclone Pam fortnight ago. The cyclone has badly struck Vanutau and caused damages to food crops and food trees on Reefs, Anuta, Tikopia and Duff Islands. Speaking to the paper yesterday Temotu…

Assessment to parts of Makira

AN initial assessment response team from Kirakira will deployed today to west and east of Makira Ulawa province to conduct a damage assessment. The assessment is basically to assist people after the devastation caused by cyclone Pam in the eastern part of the country. Chairman of the disaster response team Peter Sitai said, the team’s…

Officers deployed to conduct assessment

LATA Provincial Police along with the Temotu Provincial Disaster Management Office have worked in partnership with Honiara NDMO officers to monitor the bad weather currently affecting the country. Lata acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Reginald Kava said, the team as deployed yesterday to visit Reef Islands and Vanikoro to conduct assessment. Mr Kava said the…

Concern over logging threat

West Isa Eco Tourism Association (WIETA) in Kia, Isabel Province had raised deep concern over growing number of logging companies operating in that region which poses threat to tourism there. The concern was raised last week during a two days meeting organised by the association held at one of the newly built eco lodge known…

HOMES DAMAGED

16 houses badly destroyed in East Malaita by Pam A TOTAL of 16 houses have been reported badly destroyed and blown to the ground in East Malaita when cyclone Pam swept through the country fortnight ago. Thats according to Enoch Idui, a chairman of Faumamanu Secondary School in East kwara’ae. Speaking to this paper late…

Yow yet to receive strike notice

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is yet to receive the 28 days strike notice issued by the Workers Union of Solomon Islands (WUSI) and its SIPA members. Collin Yow on Tuesday said his office does not receive any copy of the proposed strike notice. Early this week WUSI and its SIPA…

New eye clinic set to open

THE regional eye care center built at the National Referral Hospital car park will open  later next month. The hospital’s acting chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Rodger Maraka said, the building is now in its final stage. “Most of the external work has been done with the final work now on electrical wiring,” Dr Maraka…

Russells accused remanded

TWO men facing separate criminal offences in the Russells, Central Province, have been remanded yesterday. The first accused, Arnold Wate, of Malaita in his twenties was charged with arson for allegedly burning down a leaf hut kitchen. He allegedly lit a dead coconut frond and lit the kitchen hut on 4 March, 2015 at a…

Assessment team deployed to Reefs

A DISASTER assessment team based in Lata, Temotu Province had been deployed to the Reef Islands yesterday following damages caused by cyclone Pam over the weekend. This was confirmed by the Temotu Provincial Premier Baddley Soakifono. He said the team will conduct assessment on damages caused to food gardens, tree plants, homes and properties. Following…