Handwashing with soap: a simple practice that saves lives

Today the world celebrates Global Handwashing Day! This day reminds everyone about the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.   “People under-estimate the importance of hand washing. Hand washing with soap prevents infections and saves lives,” said UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr, Karen Allen. She added, “The annual Global Handwashing Day…

Sofu called upon to fulfill $20k pledge

EAST Kwaio outgoing Member of Parliament (MP), Stanley Festus Sofu has been called upon to fulfill a $20,000 pledge he made toward the development of a proposed Transit Conference Centre for the Atoifi Adventist hospital in his Constituency. Outspoken former provincial member, Mambo Fangaria made the revelations following what he terms as Mr Sofu’s ignorance…

RAMSI boss visits Auki

RAMSI’s Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite on Monday,paid a visit to the Malaita provincial capital,Auki, where issues related to the upcoming elections were discussed. During the trip Ms Braithwaite met with the Provincial Premier, Edwin Suibaea, the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, (RSIPF) Alfred Uiga and representatives of the…

Tiqe opens new Church

Catholic communities surrounding Tangarare Catholic station have joined Tiqe community over the weekend to celebrate the opening of a newly permanent Church building. Close to three thousand people including people from different provinces came to witness the historical spiritialevent. The completion of the Church was described as a blessing after many years of struggle to…

Visitor assists Village Stay

AN Australian has offered to assist Sol Surf Kagata Village Stay in Kia, West Isabel province after spending his vacation there last December. Mark Waller, an artist spent few days at the Village Stay with his four friends and following their visit, they decided to assist the Village Stay. A statement from the Village Stay…

Suavanao expansion report in draft

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Solomon Island (CAASI) in the Ministry of Aviation and Communication (MAC), is finalising a draft report for the possible expansion of the Suavanao airport in Isabel Province. The airport is located at western end of Isabel province. The CAASI officer who inspected Suavanao airport early this year, told the…

Promotion of local food production vital

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) with other stakeholders has been embarking on promotion of local food production as stipulated in the Lokol Kaikai Framework. The framework is a programme of action to address food and nutrition security, as well as livelihoods issues. Agriculture and Livestock permanent secretary, Jimi Saelea highlighted this at the…

Backyard gardening encouraged

The backyard gardening, basket gardening and organic process of nursery introduced by the Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) has attracted a lot of farmers and members of the public yesterday. KGA was part of the inaugural agriculture show which kicked off on Tuesday. The farming techniques introduced by KGA was new to some of the local…

Usuramo: Invest in your health

Its important to live a healthy lifestyle in order to have a healthy mind and body. University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus director John Usuramo highlighted this during the launching of the health week at USP campus on Monday. The health week which will run for two weeks with various health activities…