Victims claim NDMO failed them

Flood Victims accommodated at the Panatina FOPA village say the national disaster management office has failed them. Speaking to this paper in an interview yesterday, Willie Gua said last week the NDMO dropped a list to them of those who will be repatriated. But while waiting for NDMO to come and take them down to…

US docs visit Marovo

ABOUT six American doctors completed a medical tour of Marovo, Western province, last month. The team was headed by Dr Suzanne Daly from the Marovo Medical Foundation. US doctors make twice-a-year visits to Marovo since 2007 providing medical services and improving health facilities. “This year the doctors visited Bareho and Chubikobi villages providing medical services…

Gov’t urged to probe ‘failed’ aviation project

THE Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) calls on the government and relevant authorities to immediately investigate the failed Non-Directional Beacons (NDB) provincial airports rehabilitation project under the Ministry of Aviation. It also urged the Aviation Ministry and the Central Tender Board to properly analyse and assess the technical competencies of…

Malaria survey postponed

A PROPOSED Malaita Vector Borne Disease Control Program (MVBDCP) survey scheduled to start this month has been postponed for February next year. Ministry of Health (MOH) and Vector Borne Disease Control Program (MVBDCP) postponed the survey. Malaria indicator survey coordinator Charles Ghambu said they postponed the survey to February during the wet season when the…

Youths face many issues

YOUTHS are the most vulnerable group to social issues like teenage pregnancy, suicide, and mental illness says the Director of the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs Edward Anisitolo. He was speaking during the official opening of the Adventist Youth Alive Congress week-long celebration at the Maranatha Hall near Burns Creek, Sunday. He said…

Vendors affected by poor road and transportation

VENDORS have continued to call on responsible authorities to mend the south road, which is in its worst state due to the continuous wet weather experienced in Malaita. Market vendors who said they have been dually affected by the lack of reliable transportation and the deteriorating condition of the South road from their rural areas…

Youths ignore police call

A GROUP of youths within the South road continues to ignore calls by police to stop setting up road blocks and demanding money from vehicles travelling through the area.Reports reaching this paper stated that a group of young boys have over the past two weeks set up road blocks near Magi Village, demanding each vehicle…

China company wants to revitalise fish factory

A Chinese company has shown keen interest to revitalise the rundown National Fisheries Development (NFD) base in Tulagi, Central province. This came after a high level business delegation from Beijing, held talks with the Premier of Central Island province over the weekend. The delegation also visited the factory site on Saturday after the talks with…