Forest Lake‘s deteriorating state a concern

Chairperson of the Malaita provincial tourism sector Jackson Leaburi has described the fast deteriorating FOPA’s Forest Lake satellite venue as an ‘eye sore’ scene. This came after the venue for 11th Festival of Pacific arts in 2012 has deteriorated which he said its the landowner’s failure to take over from FOPA. “I am the FOPA…

Fiji uni shares deep sorrow

The Fiji National University (FNU) has expressed sympathy to the people of Solomon Islands following last week’s devastating flash flood. In a statement the university’s vice chancellor Ganesh Chand said the university was saddened by the disaster. “The university is truly saddened to hear of the severe devastation and fatalities caused during the flash floods…

Update on water supply to Honiara

THERE’S improvement in water supply with 60 percent of the city’s population receiving water. Solomon Water in a statement on Wednesday said that improvements to water supply are being made in Honiara, following the devastating floods. “About 60% of people in Honiara now have water services, however in some cases supply will be rationed rather…

Many walking to work

THOUSANDS of Honiara residents have been walking to work and do their daily business as work on the Mataniko Bridge in Central Hospital continues. They have also been walking home after work because they have discovered that they arrive at their destinations faster than commuting on public buses. Many walkers spoken to by our reporter…

Latest Red Cross actions

AS of 7th April, Solomons Islands Red Cross, as part of the multi-agency coordinating committee (Red Cross, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children and others), delivered the folowing to 21 welfare centres: Jerry cans for families (SIRC – 711) Blankets (SIRC – 45) Hygiene Kits for families (World Vision – 110) Sleeping mats (SIRC –…

Police call for respect during recovery

POLICE are calling on the public to respect each other during this recovery period following the devastation of last week’s flash floods. The floods have so far killed twenty three people and left thousands of others homeless. Speaking at the weekly Police press conference, Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga urged the public to respect each…

Police: Stay away from mine site

POLICE have warned people in and around the Gold Ridge area to refrain from going near the mine site. Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga issued the caution following reports that locals are continuously roaming around the Gold Ridge mines areas, without considering the dangers and environmental impacts last week’s flash floods may have on them.…