Church to be engaged in health promotion

MALAITA provincial health promotion department in Auki says it is looking to partner with churches to disseminate live saving health messages. The Malaita health promotion officer Selwyn Warito confirmed this to this paper yesterday. Mr. Warito said churches are one of the most attended places which always attracted huge numbers of people. Because of that…

Program for emerging youth leaders of Melanesia

Suva (Fiji Times) –  TWENTY youth leaders from Pacific countries, including Fiji, will be part of the Pacific Community’s Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia program. A joint media alert from the Pacific Community and the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat said the program is designed to develop strong youth leaders and equip them to lead development…

Local WP activists: We will not back down

LOCAL West Papua activists in the country said they will not back down in their move to see West Papua included in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The group made the stand after the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) deferred the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) application for full membership in their recent meeting…

Science show successfully staged

AN immense science show was successfully staged last Thursday at the Chung Wah School, attracting a large audience of both teachers and the students of the school – mostly year four to year six students. The show was conducted by a Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteer and Science Teacher Yusuke Nishiyama and John Kea…

Farmers told to be role model

LOCAL farmers who attended the week long Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that ended over the weekend (Friday)  in Honiara are being encouraged to be role model and utilize the knowledge and skills acquired. This was after about 13 local farmers from Isabel and Western Province undertook an intense training on FMT at the Taiwan Technical…

MAL prepares to deploy new staff

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its extension division has welcomed its new recruits into the Ministry Friday last week. A total of 12 new extension officers have been engaged and will be sent out to the provinces soon. On Friday night, MAL organized an official programme at the Jina’s restaurant with a…

Decision accepted

ULMWP accepts MSG decision and calls for greater support of West Papua Despite the decision by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to defer the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s (ULMWP) application for full membership, the political movement remains positive and accepts the decision of the leaders. ULMWP Spokesperson, Benny Wenda, said this could be…