Taro farmers benefiting from partnership

TARO farmers in Malaita Province have started to benefit from the establishment and partnership of Goshen Enterprise Limited- a locally own company that currently venturing in taro industry in Malaita province. This week the company has received first supply of taro harvest from Abaihara organic taro farmers association in North Malaita. The first supply arrived…

Residents’ advice to boil water

THE Solomon Water Authority has warned those in Honiara who used the Solomon Water supply for drinking to ensure to boil their drinking water. Ian Gooden Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA) informed Solomon Star yesterday said following the heavy rain, particularly in Kombito and Kongulai catchments where illegal activities (logging and…

NDMO encourages communities to stay alert

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in Honiara has urged communities around Solomon Islands to be first responders as a number of possible disasters are looming. In a statement yesterday, the NDMO said “As we are faced with concurrent emergency situations, many of our national emergency and response agencies are stretching their capacities and resources,…

ANZ donates AUD$100k

ANZ Bank has announced it would donate AUD100,000 (SBD800K) to the Solomon Islands rebuild, including some funds previously announced for COVID19 relief. This was revealed by ANZ Solomon Islands Country Head, Martin Beattie, in a statement yesterday. “The Solomon Islands has had a turbulent history but it is a proud country and we truly believe…

Suidani makes 180 turn for ‘statehood’

MALAITAN Premier Daniel Suidani – the only provincial head of government who two years ago rejected a federal system of government – has made a 180 degree turn-around and is now calling for the introduction of the State Government. Premier Suidani in an article published by this paper yesterday expressed support for state government following…

Flights disrupted by unrest

A NUMBER of scheduled repatriation flights to bring back students and nationals overseas were disrupted by the political unrest last month. That’s according to Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Collin Beck on Sunday during radio talk back show over the national broadcaster-SIBC. “As we in a period of sending back our students in the country,…