Uta community appreciates CDF

Uta and its surrounding communities in Tikopia were delighted after receiving development assistance to help build a 3-metre wall along the banks of Lake Vaeroto in response to continuous soil erosion caused by Lake Vaeroto and impact of climate change. The materials for their project arrived in Tikopia on the 8th November 2022 by MV…

JOHN JAMES FOUNDATION PAEDIATRIC SPECIALIST SURGICAL TEAM ARRIVES IN SI WITH SOLOMON AIRLINES SUPPORT

Solomon Airlines has added its support to the work of the Australian John James Foundation paediatric specialist surgical team, who arrived in Honiara on Tuesday.  The highly regarded volunteer surgical team, who are based in Canberra, Australia, will work with the National Referral Hospital to perform surgery on children with complex urinary and gastro-intestinal medical…

DRUG SHORTAGE IRKS

OPPOSITION Leader Matthew Wale says recent reports of medicines and other medical necessities unavailable in clinics in Honiara are of grave concern. In a statement on Tuesday, Hon Wale said if this is the case in Honiara then it is likely rural clinics are also faced with similar challenges or even worse. “If Honiara clinics…

Earthquake aftermath in Honiara

BUSINESSES, government offices and schools are closed in Honiara this afternoon following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The USGS recorded the earthquake 18km southwest of Malango on Guadalcanal Province with a depth of 15.0km. It happened just after 1pm local time. Many moved to higher grounds in case of a tsunami causing traffic chaos on the…

NEW SPECIES DISCOVERED

New freshwater fish and prawns discovered in Western Province A total of four (4) new fish records and two (2) potential new fish species as well as eight (8) new records and two (2) potential new prawn species were discovered in several islands in Western Province last month. A statement issued early this month (Nov)…