Island issues, global problems

The problems affecting Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) are as far removed from the idyllic tropical holiday as the picture perfect postcard that is sent home by the tourist. But how does one capture in a photo for a postcard the rising seawaters that are affecting our aquifers, the increasing intensity of extreme weather events…

Mandulua School head calls for support

MANDULUA Community High School urged communities within the area to support the school’s development programmes. The school’s deputy principal Jones Ofaga raised this during the opening of Mandulua Community High School new classroom building, Thursday. Mr Ofaga said so many challenges were faced by Mandulua Community High School but none of these issues were addressed.…

Housing plan developed for flood-hit victims here

HOUSING plans to assist disaster-affected people have been developed, and are awaiting approval and financial support from the government. A budget submission seeking funds for housing repairs and reconstruction in Honiara, Guadalcanal and repatriation areas had been submitted to the Ministry of Finance. The submission also includes permanent housing reconstruction for Temotu communities affected by…

SIEA expand its services

SOLOMON Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) has expanded its services into Lungga area with the installation of power lines – an action welcomed by many. As of Monday this week, SIEA started placing power lines on poles erected from the former Taj Mahal area into Lungga. A resident in the area, Clement Boe said since SIEA…