Govt urged to settle allowance

Solomon Islands government students studying in Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang Papua New Guinea are calling on the government to release their allowance for the first semester of this year. In a statement yesterday the study body Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) based in DWU said, the Education Ministry through the National Training Unit…

Temotu initial assessment concluded

The Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) along with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has completed its initial assessment for the Temotu outer islands following cyclone Pam’s destruction fortnight ago. Red Cross Deputy Secretary General Clement Manuri said a team from Red Cross was part of the assessment that was dispatched to Temotu. “Our team…

Look after your bridge

MBOKONA and Mbumburu communities in Central Honiara are being urged to be good custodian of their newly fixed wooden bridge. Acting Honiara City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor and councillor for that particular ward Eddie Ngava highlighted this when handing over the bridge on Monday afternoon. The wooden bridge was old and residents in the two…

US offers disaster assistance to SI, Vanuatu

In the wake of the destruction resulting from Cyclone Pam, the United States Government has awarded $400,000 in disaster assistance in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. This funding has been given to international programs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are providing on-the-ground disaster assistance in these two cyclone-affected countries. In Solomon Islands, the U.S. Government awarded…

Local dishes promoted at expo

THE Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) has discouraged the sale of fried food, junk food and rice while encouraging traditional dishes. This was one of the main highlight at the expo throughout this week. President of Honiara Council of Women (HCW) Martha Alacky said, this was to encourage women to revitalise the traditional local dishes from…