Delite helps protect Solomon Islanders from disease

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Thursday has congratulated Delite Industries in undertaking the fortification of their flour. This means Solomon Islanders will be less vulnerable to disease, after the country’s flour miller began adding essential vitamins and minerals to their product last week. This is a significant achievement for Solomon Islands,’ said…

Nauru court case delayed again

RNZI: The court hearing for Nauru’s Roland Kun has again been delayed after the Nauru government refused to waive certain formalities for the opposition MP’s overseas lawyer. Mr Kun is fighting to get his passport back after the Government cancelled it a month ago in the wake of anti-Government protests. A lawyer from Australia arrived…

Rice price soars as starvation rampant

THE nonstop downpour in Malaita Province since Christmas, coupled with the two tropical cyclones is severely affecting food crops in Malaita. Everywhere in communities, it is the same complain. “Food gardens and root crops are yielding nothing and or rotting,” people told the Solomon Star in Auki. Many people spoken to in Auki said families…

‘Bad road leads to accidents’

Bad road condition is the main factor that lead to many road accidents in Auki, Malaita Province this year. Malaita Premier Peter Channel Ramohia raised this following a road accident last Thursday morning at Dorukua hill in Central kwara’ae. Mr Ramohia said, last week he went to North Malaita and he saw the road conditions…

Training on resource utilization ends

A THREE-DAY community base business opportunity local resources utilization and management, planning workshop has ended over the weekend. The workshop was held at New Tenabuti village, north- east Guadalcanal which attracted more than 6 communities. The workshop was organized by Guadalcanal Eco-Tourism Development Service (GEDS) based in Honiara. In an interview with director and facilitator…

New twist on Rennell mining

APID accused of improper land acquisition Landowners on Rennell Island have claimed Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) have unlawfully breached procedures of land acquisition and registration bypassing them as the rightful owners’ to the lands. Urging the Commissioner of Lands, Nelson Naoapu not to consider any land acquisition registration for APID Mining Company on Rennell.…

Funds diverted

MPs to take control of disaster rehabilitation fund, NDMO may close operation CABINET has passed and agree to channel the disaster rehabilitation funds to the Members of Parliament (MP) for the affected areas instead to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). This may force the NDMO the authorizing body to close its operations for providing…