NZ increases relief assistance

NEW Zealand has increased its relief assistance with a further $7.6 million. Its foreign affairs minister Murray McCully announced this, Tuesday. The assistance will go towards relief supplies, support response efforts by the Honiara City Council and to help respond to other needs in areas such as water, health or roading as assessments come in.…

No major damages for 3 provinces

THREE provinces reported minimal damages caused by last week’s bad weather. Makira, Temotu and Western said they only experience heavy rain, strong and earthquake throughout the period. Kirakira provincial police commander Peter Sitai told the paper on Wednesday, heavy rain and an earthquake was experienced. “But its not like in Honiara which was flooded where…

Chamber supports relief efforts

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has thanked members of the business community for jumping in to assist with disaster relief since last week, following the flooding that devastated many parts of Honiara. Despite being badly affected by the disaster, business houses are pouring in help towards the relief efforts. “As the…

Slow recovery ahead

SOLOMON Islands is facing a slow clean up and recovery following last week’s devastating floods. The country’s worst floods on record have left at least 23 people dead and more than 50,000 people homeless.   Boats are continuing the search for the dozens of missing, combing the shoreline along Guadalcanal and heading out to sea…

Voter registration extended

VOTER registration has been extended in certain areas for another 14 days. Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu confirmed this on Wednesday in light of the flood disaster. “The registration process which was scheduled to start on Monday 10th March and end on Friday 18th April is now extended to Friday 2nd May, 2014,” Mr Haununu…