Kopu: Project to enhance productivity

THE Minister for Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Duddley Kopu says small scale farm mechanization project is targeted at supporting the enhancement of productivity of land and labour in the country. Kopu was speaking at the officially opening of the new MAL workshop facility under the project “Enhancing Productivity of Land and labour through Small Scale…

MAL unveils new facility for farmers

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) yesterday has officially opened its new small scale mechanization facility at the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) farm near King George, East Honiara. The opening of workshop facility is dubbed as historic under the project “Enhancing Productivity of Land and labour through Small Scale Mechanization for Subsistence Farmers in…

Sikua hits back at DPM

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Hon Dr. Derek Sikua has described comments made by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga over the weekend as immature and narrow minded. In a statement last night in response to the front page article in the Solomon Star Newspaper No. 6334 on Saturday 16 July, 2016…

Church to be engaged in health promotion

MALAITA provincial health promotion department in Auki says it is looking to partner with churches to disseminate live saving health messages. The Malaita health promotion officer Selwyn Warito confirmed this to this paper yesterday. Mr. Warito said churches are one of the most attended places which always attracted huge numbers of people. Because of that…

Program for emerging youth leaders of Melanesia

Suva (Fiji Times) –  TWENTY youth leaders from Pacific countries, including Fiji, will be part of the Pacific Community’s Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia program. A joint media alert from the Pacific Community and the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat said the program is designed to develop strong youth leaders and equip them to lead development…

Combating NCD in communities in Honiara

The Youth@Work Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Warriors started visiting communities in and around Honiara on Friday to raise awareness the effects of NCDs and help reducing cases within the Solomon Islands. They were able to cover a number of places including Tanagai area and White River Clinic, Rove Clinic, Independence Valley at White River, Rifle…

Local WP activists: We will not back down

LOCAL West Papua activists in the country said they will not back down in their move to see West Papua included in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The group made the stand after the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) deferred the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) application for full membership in their recent meeting…

Science show successfully staged

AN immense science show was successfully staged last Thursday at the Chung Wah School, attracting a large audience of both teachers and the students of the school – mostly year four to year six students. The show was conducted by a Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer and Science Teacher Yusuke Nishiyama and John Kea…

Farmers told to be role model

LOCAL farmers who attended the week long Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that ended over the weekend (Friday)  in Honiara are being encouraged to be role model and utilize the knowledge and skills acquired. This was after about 13 local farmers from Isabel and Western Province undertook an intense training on FMT at the Taiwan Technical…