Concern over Gizo white-Eye bird 

ENVIRONMENTAL advocator and outspoken Malaita man from Ontong Java Lawrence Makili has raised concerns about the need to preserve Gizo white- Eye bird scientifically known as the Zosterops Iuteirostris only found on Gizo islands in Western province.  Gizo white-eye (zosterops Iuteirostris) is a species of birds in the Zosteropidae family  Mr. Makili said Gizo Island…

Rhinoceros beetle feeds on Noni

THERE’S grave concern that the deadly Rhinoceros beetle has been seen lately infesting on noni plants. That’s according to the North-West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) Chairman. Simon Chottu stated that lately, they have seen rhinoceros beetle feeding on noni plants. In a statement, he said the farmers are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture and…

Cabinet to consider Covid vaccine policy next week

CABINET will meet next week to consider the National COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Implementation Plan, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in his nationwide address early this week. Mr. Sogavare said the Oversight Committee together with the COVAX Coordinating Committee and the Technical Working Group on Vaccines would be doing the presentation. “Despite missing out on…

Call to build Aligegeo dining hall 

A CONCERNED parent wants to see Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) dining hall in Malaita Province upgraded. This is because the school has been using a temporary dining hall for the past two years.  Since the burning down of the school’s dining hall back on Friday 30 August 2019, the school has been using a…

MP praised for ‘Banana flour’ discovery

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke has received widespread commendation from the public for uncovering his constituency’s tale on producing flour from the Banana plant. Over the weekend Mr. Dettke launched and introduced one of his constituency’s new innovative products – the Banana flour products. “I will find a commercial way…

GP queried on new vehicles

MEMBERS of the Guadalcanal public are querying their Provincial Government on the recent purchases of two new vehicles. There are negatives and positives comments on the Guadalcanal forum Facebook page over the purchase of the two vehicles. Those with negative comments accused the Province of “its poor administration and its outstanding debt.” One commentator said…

City expects major facelift with $243m support

HONIARA City is expected to be transformed in the next 24 months, thanks to the government and people of Japan for the huge support of SBD$243,000,000.00. The huge sum of money will go towards the drainage systems, bus stations, streetlights, traffic signboards, and pavement markings. The formalize Phase 2 of the SB$243 million dollars Kukum…

Tourism Solomons welcomes Australian PM’s comments on potential South Pac travel bubble

Tuamoto – “We will support everything necessary to make this a reality” Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has welcomed news the Australian government is now in “conversation” with several South Pacific nations regarding the potential creation of a regional travel bubble. His comments come in response to reports Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has…