Beware of coconut disease

The Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) formerly known Solomon Islands Agriculture Quarantine Service (SIAQS) which has been tasked to safeguard and protect the coconut industry in Solomon Islands has warned the public to be on alert for Oryctes rhinoceros disease. Jean Eroa Biosecurity Solomon Islands officer in the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MAL) said Oryctes…

Hike in gas price

Price of gas used for cooking and general purposes has increased forcing many customers to dig deeper into their pocket to buy for gas now. This came about due to increase cost in Australia early this month says an Origin Energy company spokesperson on Thursday. Some of the customers who depend on gas for their…

ADB gives US$200k for relief effort

The country is benefiting from a $200,000 (SBD$1.5m) grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help fund humanitarian and relief efforts following recent major floods. On 3-5 April 2014, prolonged heavy rain associated with a tropical storm caused severe flooding in Honiara, and parts of Guadalcanal province. As a result of the disaster 21…